Eboni K. Williams defends views on black men & uncertainty
Ebony K. Williams has a crystal clear message for critics of io’s recent statement about the “majority of low expectations” among Black people: “I said what I said!”
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Williams is not backing down: ‘Our culture needs this conversation’
Thursday, the reporter said and Real Housewives of New York City alum appeared on it The Breakfast Club to deal with the situation.
After explaining her statement and engaging in a back and forth with DJ Envy about the impact of her statements, Williams worried about how she prioritizes facts over feelings.
“In addition to caring about hurt feelings, I am concerned about providing facts and information to my people who say that the current way of life is not for most Americans Black serves us.”
After repeating that she is “getting away from the data and the facts,” she commented on “the current state of Black America. “
“If you’re okay with the state of Black America right now, then we are [have] the lowest income, the lowest home ownership, the lowest educated group, so be it.”
she said, “I’m not okay with it, which is why I said what I said about dealing with the majority of low expectations.”
Williams said that while she understands people’s anger, “someone has to start telling the truth.”
“I’m calling it … I recognize the pain, but somebody has to start telling our people the truth.”
After this interview, Williams kept the conversation going on Instagram.
Under the upload, Williams admitted that — regardless of people’s circumstances — she knows “our culture NEEDS this conversation.”
“Baby, what I know for sure is that our culture NEEDS this conversation. Regardless of your situation or how this convo makes you feel you must Let’s count on the series of these issues within the Black community now….”
She concluded by saying, “Please keep the convo going in the comments.
This is the change to the discussion about Eboni K. Williams
The conversation first started during a sit down between Williams and Iyanla Vanzant forward TheGrio.
After Williams mentioned how successful Black women can feel like the men available aren’t “earning” or “showing up in leadership” enough, she asked Vanzant would she “date a bus driver”.
Then, Williams announced that she would only do that “if he has the bus.”
After receiving some online backlash over her comments, Williams tapped in and clarified that – rather than putting down working-class people – she is actually ” pour into the ascension of Black men.”
“I’m really speaking and pouring into black people’s ascension when I said what I said. But no, some of you were all too busy naming and shaming me personally, and black women in general, as undesirable gold diggers.”
The reporter unapologetically noted that while many may be used to their “mediocrity” being praised, she personally does not support “a lot of low expectations.”
“Average is not and will never be good enough for me. And the thing is, I don’t think it’s good enough for you, either.”
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