He continued: "I want my son to be able to choose what he wants to be referred to. I don’t want him to dis-include his mother. His mother is white, his mother is a part of his make up, and the buck stops there.” When asked how he would feel if his son wanted to identify as white when he got older, Diggs laughed he would tell him, “Good luck with that. If somebody came to him and said, ‘You are white,’ I would defend him and say, ‘Well, your daddy’s black as well so don’t forget that." He have since come under fire for his statement about wanting his son to also include his mothers race, which led to the Instagram statement below from Diggs.
He also spoke in the past about President Obama being described as black. Diggs said: "As African Americans, we were so quick to say, ‘OK, he’s black, he’s black,’ and then there were the white people who were afraid to say he was biracial because, who knows,” Diggs mused. “Everybody refers to him as the first black president. I’m not saying it’s wrong, I’m just saying that it’s interesting.”
Although his son will be seen as "black" in society, I actually agree with his stands of not wanting his child to forget his mother's race and the important role she plays in his life. People are so focus on the race issues, especially with police brutality, which is leading to misinterpreting a valid point. They're very quick to scream 'self hate' and many other things. Congratulations again Taye Diggs. Keep including your culture and your estranged wife culture into your child's life. Learnig about both is very important to his growth process.