Tika Sumpter has a message for interracial couples who may be avoiding the topic of race. The actress, who is engaged to a white man, posted to Twitter on Friday to encourage Black partners to speak up.

"They need to continue to fight for us," she wrote. "If they get offended when you talk about racists. You have a bigger problem on your hands."

Many social media users chimed in to the conversation and agreed with the actress, explaining why it's important to talk about race, especially if you're in an interracial relationship.

As some people described it, a white spouse who doesn't want to talk about race is simply racist.

At the same time, one person said it's also a bad look when a Black spouse is afraid to bring up the topic.

Some white spouses in the conversation came forward to encourage others to speak up.

At the end of the day, Black spouses want to be able to come home after work and vent to their white partners about whatever they might have experienced. 

One person pointed out how white people are constantly coddled.

Sumpter is used to talking about her relationship publicly. In 2018, the actress responded to trolls who criticized her interracial relationship. According to AmoMama, trolls called the actress a "bedwench" while posting a picture of a man who isn't her partner.

The actress responded with a photo of her fiancé and told them to do better.

The Mixed-ish actress also sat down for an interview on The Real in February and talked about facing haters online. Sumpter said many people date outside of their race, but the criticism especially follows Black women.  

"I think they have a problem when it comes to Black women having interracial relationships," she said. 

In the end, the actress just wants people to mind their own business. 

"You don't have to lay in my bed, you don't have to eat our food, you don't have to live in my house, so I hope you enjoy your best life," she said. 

As one of the stars of Mixed-ish, the actress talked about the Black perspective she brings to the show. 

"What they wanted to bring was a dark-skinned perspective, a dark-skinned Black woman," Sumpter said in her interview on The Real. "Sometimes as a Black woman you can be frustrated about a lot of things, but I think this is a very cool way to learn about different perspectives in a very different way."