Here’s why people say Jesse Williams’ BET speech is racist


Wendy Williams is under fire from the black community after she made controversial remarks about Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams‘s speech at the BET Awards last month.

During her BET show Wednesday, Williams was discussing the online petitions circulating to get Jesse fired from Grey’s, and how those only started up because people interpreted his speech as “racist against white people.”

“I must say to you, he was on BET and his speech was very poignant on the one hand, on the other hand, you know, I would be really offended if there was a school that was known as a historically white college. We have historically black colleges,” she said.

She also referred to the multiple national organizations in the U.S. specifically for black people (like the NAACP), and pointed out that white people don’t have the same thing.

“What if there was the National Organization for White People, only? There’s the NAACP,” she asked rhetorically.

Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.