Charlize Theron debates leaving America for her black children

Movie star Charlize Theron is worried about racism in America as the mother of two black children.

The actress, who was raised in South Africa during the apartheid era, opened up to Elle on Thursday about racism in America and raising two black children in the current social climate.

"Racism is much more alive and well than people thought. We can't deny it anymore. We have to be vocal," Theron told Chelsea Handler in the May cover story. "There are places in this country where, if I got a job, I wouldn't take it. I wouldn't travel with my kids to some parts of America, and that's really problematic."

"There are a lot of times when I look at my kids and I'm like, 'If this continues, I might have to [leave America].' Because the last thing I want is for my children to feel unsafe," the 42-year-old continued.

Theron explained that being raised during apartheid made her "hyperaware of equality and human rights" even before she was a mom to two black children.

"Of course, I have two black kids, but that was always something I was passionate about. I don't even know how to talk about the last year under our new administration" she explained.

The actress is a mom to 2-year-old August and 6-year-old Jackson, whom she adopted as a single parent.

She revealed in the interview that her own mother, the children's grandmother, is helping her co-parent.

The Oscar-winning actress also shared that some might be surprised she doesn't have a team of 40 raising her children. Instead, it's just her amazing nanny and mother, Gerda.

Theron stars in the upcoming movie "Tully," where she portrays a single mother raising three children on her own.