Wendy Williams came under fire after using a portion of her daytime talk show to criticize Jesse Williams, HBCU’s and the NAACP. In the episode, which aired earlier this week, Wendy said, ““I must say to you, he was on BET. His speech was very poignant. On the other hand, I would be really offended if there was a school that was known as a historically white college. We have historically Black colleges. What if there was the National Organization for White People, only? There’s the NAACP.”
It wasn’t long before social media came to the rescue, informing Wendy why HBCU’s and the NAACP had to be created in the first place. After receiving backlash in every direction, Wendy returned to her show later this week to clarify her comments.
Read what Wendy said below:
“On yesterday’s show, a lot of you all misinterpreted some of the things I was saying regarding Black, Black schools being Black in the world, being a human being. So I will clarify again then if you misconstrued and I’ll be back tomorrow to clarify again.”
“Be very clear, I find nothing wrong with historically Black colleges. My father graduated from Lincoln, which is a Black college. My brother graduated from Virginia State, but my thought in my mind was, and what I said to you is, ‘how would I feel if I was applying to colleges and that they were historically white was part of the marquee?'”
“Now, I understand historically Black organizations and universities have been around because we as Black people were not allowed to go to your schools, drink out of your fountains, ride in the front of the bus, sit at your countertops. In 2016, racism is still alive and, well, very much so. I have to say in light of the two police shootings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota, stuff is still going on in 2016, I don’t know when it will stop.”
“The best I can say as a regular woman observing the world like we all are, is it starts in the four walls we call home. If we can teach our children better and educate ourselves more as adults to the multitude of racists around the world as well as religious groups, then we’d all be better as a society.”
“For the record, no I am not a Stacey Dash and for the record, I am a very mighty, proud Black woman. Hopefully you got what I said and will not screw up my words like you always do, and read me for filth on the worldwide web.”
Are you feeling Wendy’s explanation?