Wendy Williams Insists She’s Not a Stacey Dash After Getting Dragged By Twitter

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21:  Wendy Williams visits "Extra" at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on January 21, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)

Wendy Williams Insists She’s Not a Stacey Dash After Getting Dragged By Twitter

The talk show host explains her comments on the NAACP and HBCUs.

Published July 7, 2016

Wendy Williams got a taste of her own medicine yesterday when her comments about Jesse Williams, HBCUs and the NAACP got her dragged for the filth on social media.

Speaking on the Grey's Anatomy star's much-praised BET Awards acceptance speech, Wendy went on to say, "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."

Today, after her fans and haters alike went in on her over social media, she was forced to explain herself.

"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. I'll be back tomorrow to clarify again," she said.

"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?'"

She continued, "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," she said, before concluding, "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."

So, is she off the hook, or nah?

Wendy dishes out a lot of heat, so we're sure she's more than capable of taking it in return. See her latest gab-fest on Ciara and Russell Wilson's wedding, above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)


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