Roland Martin Goes On the Wendy Williams Show to Help Her Understand Why Her Comments Were Offensive

Roland Martin Fact-Checks Wendy Williams on Her Own Show
Roland Martin Fact-Checks Wendy Williams on Her Own Show

After Roland Martin called out Wendy Williams for her comments about historically black colleges and the NAACP, she invited the journalist to visit her daytime talk show — where he provided what one viewer called a “Black History lesson.”

Wendy Williams said in response to Jesse Williams‘ BET Awards speech that she would be offended if there were all white-colleges or a National Organization for White People. Martin then criticized her on his TVOne Show. As she welcomed Martin to her show Thursday, Williams played a clip of his TVOne show and apologized for her remarks.

“I was wrong,” she said.

She then asked Martin to explain why she was wrong for saying that HBCUs and the NAACP were unnecessary.

“When it comes to our colleges, we couldn’t go to those schools,” he said. “As a matter of fact, we couldn’t read during slavery. You could be killed if you were found to be reading. So, that’s why it is so critically important,” explained Martin. “Our institutions are allowing us to survive in America even though we built this country.”

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Source: Rasha Ali | The Wrap