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Roland Martin Educates Wendy Williams About Race on Her Own Show

Wendy-Williams-has-Roland-Martin-on-her-showAfter 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.”

On a July 7 broadcast of her syndicated show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” the talkshow host criticized Jesse Williams for his powerful speech at the 2016 BET Awards. 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 would be really offended if there was a school that was known as a historically white college,” TV host said. “We have historically black colleges. What if there was the National Organization for White People, only? There’s the NAACP.”

TV Commentator Roland Martin took serious issue with Williams’ comments, dedicating an entire segment on his TV One show, “News One Now,” to shut down Williams critique of both the NAACP and historically black colleges and universities.

“I was wrong,” she said.

Wendy Williams said on her show Monday, July 8th, that she has been “educated” by Roland Martin over the weekend, following his blunt criticism of her comments about the NAACP and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The daytime talk show host told her audience that she “had a very interesting conversation on the telephone regarding race” with the TVOne news commentator, and he will appear on Thursday’s episode “to have open dialogue” about the issue.

“He’s educated me quite a bit and I hope you can do the same for all of us and we can begin to heal and stop,” she said.

“News One Now” host Roland S. Martin sats down with Wendy to talk about her remarks about Historically Black Colleges and the NAACP, Thursday afternoon.

Then, Roland weighs in on race in America, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement and how to talk to our kids about these issues.


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