As always, I’m glued to the screen and managing social media platforms for my clients. I was up late Tuesday night to learn about the slaughtering of Alton Sterling. Within 24 hours, Philando Castile was murdered. In the midst of these senseless tragedies, Wendy Williams cares to inform the world that she would be offended if there was a school known as a historically white college.
Wendy even questioned the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and asked, “What if there was…an organization for white people only. There’s the NAACP.” All I could say is, “Girl, bye!” Why would she question the purpose of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)? Does she not know why the NAACP was established? I’m not writing this to educate anyone about the purpose of HBCUs or the NAACP. Wendy has, however, misinformed a lot of people and she should know better.
I was pleased to see the response from social media, #BlackTwitter especially. No one has to like the Black community, but you will respect us. We are here, and we are not going anywhere. We have our blemishes to clean up as every other racial group does. Our downfalls are publicized because we don’t own any of the social media outlets that are trying to exploit us.
The power of social media is real. Famous people with a platform need to choose their words wisely, especially when you take jabs at your own people. Wendy knew she was wrong because she said that she needed to use her words wisely. Today, she attempted to ‘save her face.’ I’m glad that her father and brother graduated from HBCUs. Guess what, Wendy? We knew that, and that’s why we are appalled at your statements. Your parents also have connections to Bethune-Cookman University, an HBCU in Daytona Beach, FL.
If you missed what she had to say, check it out here:
On today’s show, she said: We have to “educate ourselves as adults.” Take your advice Wendy. Stick to the gossip and continue to talk about stupid stuff just like Roland Martin suggested. Now, how you doin’?
Check out her response today…
— Attorneymom To Mogul (@PinkCottonMom) July 7, 2016
She only confirmed how ignorant she is.