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Wendy’s HBCU Rant Costs Her Big Time

by TV One Staff

July 11, 2016

Last week Wendy Williams pissed the internet off when she questioned the significance of historically black colleges/universities and organizations like the NAACP:

“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…”

This statement awarded her a good readin’ from Roland Martin and left fans in the audience like:

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Now the gossip queen is clarifying her statements, letting it be known that she is not like another young lady, (whose name rhymes with Tracey Cash):

“On yesterday’s show a lot of you all misinterpreted some of the things I was saying regarding Black schools being Black…I will 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 and what I said to you is how would I feel if I were applying to colleges that were historically white and that was part of the marquee of selling me to apply to the school…I understand historically Black organizations, universities have been around because we as Black people were not allowed to go to your schools, drink out of your fountains, ride in front of the bus, sit at your countertops. But in 2016, racism is alive and well, very much so. I’ve got a son. But I am a ‘we are the world’ we are the people kind of person…In light of the two police shootings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota, this stuff is still going on in 2016. I don’t know when it’ll stop…For the record, no I am not a Stacey Dash…And for the record, I am a mighty proud Black woman.”

This statement comes a tad too late because Love B. Scott reports that Wendy recently lost major sponsorship from Chevrolet.

Roland Martin will continue the conversation on Wendy’s talk show.

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