New details have emerged about the death of Victoria Rose Smith, the white, 3-year-old adopted daughter of Black Lives Matter activist Ariel Robinson. Robinson, the winner of Food Network channel's 20th season of "Worst Cooks in America," was charged along with her husband with the girl's death.
Robinson, who is black, tweeted about "white privilege" shortly before allegedly beating the girl to death.
"In my house, my black children get treated the same as my while children, and my white children get treated the same as my black children," Robinson boasted on social media. "It's a shame that when they go out in the real world, that won't be the case."
But police say that Robinson's white children did not receive the same treatment as her black children. Smith's biological parents are now speaking out.
"In March of 2020 Victoria Rose Smith age 3 was placed in an adoptive home with her 2 biological brothers. It appears from the start of them being in this home they were abused severely," Victoria's biological family wrote on a Change.org petition.
"Photos posted on social media appear to show the children always recovering from bruises on their head, neck, and arms. Most of them on Victoria. We are calling upon the State of South Carolina to pass the bill to be name Victoria's Law which will call for reform of the current screening process to become not only an adoptive parent but as a foster parent as well."
Though authorities are yet to charge Robinson or her husband with the abuse of the other two adopted white children, separate care has been arranged.
On Friday, the toddler was buried in the presence of her biological mother, former foster mother, and others.