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Sandra Bullock On Her Friends: "If They Screw Up, I Will Cut Them"

Sandra Bullock appeared on The Today Show this morning to assert her perch on the catbird seat of America's heart. Did she succeed?

Okay, so maybe that wasn't entirely her intention. However, Bullock's husband troubles did not leave her unsullied, and the whole Nazi-sympathizer taint isn't so easy to wash off — even if she never knew about it, it's hard not to get a little of that stink on your hands. But Bullock was sweet as pie in her interview, talking about her work in NOLA, her adopted 7-month-old son Louie (her "little Cajun cookie"), and her wonderful friends. First, here's the new mom talking about poop. Because what can a morning-show audience relate to more than a shitty diaper?


She doesn't get into the whole Jesse James scandal, but she does touch on the idea of privacy. As Matt Lauer points out, Bullock managed to keep out of the spotlight during a very, very public separation. Bullock explains that it's all about her friends, who know that if "they screw up... I will cut them."


Throughout it all, Bullock seems almost excessively normal, which is kind of her thing. She is poised, but not quite as polished as some stars, and that's why we, as a country, loved her so much in the first place. It's good to see her back.

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I wonder how equipped she is to raise Louis when it comes to discussing issues about race. Interracial adoptions are always interesting because even though no child comes with a handbook, a white parent adopting a child of color requires some special knowledge on what that child is going to inevitably face growing up in the world.

Even a wealthy parent can't shield their child from racial slights and full on racism. Whereas as people of color experience the issues and thus grow up with that knowledge that they can pass on to children of color, white people may know of racism but be oblivious to the racial slights and invalidation people of color experience and may be lost on how to talk to a child about it.