Wendy Williams is known for having no filter when it comes to her take on trending news. She caused quite a stir yesterday [Wednesday, July 6] when speaking on Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy actor that gave a pro-Black speech at the BET Awards ’16) the NAACP and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
When it came to her views on the recent petition to get Jesse fired from Grey’s Anatomy, the daytime talk show host spoke on how she sees “both sides of the story.” As far as his speech, she felt it was appropriate for the BET network, but didn’t quite agree with HBCUs being all Black schools and may be seen as offensive to white people.
“I must say to you, he was on BET. His speech was very poignant,” she said. “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.”
Her audience was so quiet, you can hear a pin drop. That’s when she added, laughing,
“Look, everybody’s quiet. You’re leaving me out here to dry by myself? One wrong word — I’m choosing my words carefully, but what I am saying is racism sucks and we can all do better in our household, educating ourselves and teaching our children to make it better.”
She returned to speaking on her views of HBCUs,
“National speeches like this will always rub people the wrong way, just like white people will be offended because Spelman College is a historically Black college for women. You might feel funny about that. I know I’d feel funny, like I just told you, if there was a white college or whatever.”