Yes, in 2018, there is such thing as a meet-up group for Caucasian people with no brown friends … and it’s called “Come Meet a Black Person.”
If you recall, back in November, we posted about “Come Meet a Black Person,” a meet-up group for White people with interest in making Black friends. The group was started after the organizers at “Urban MediaMakers” claimed about 75 percent of White people don’t have a Black friend, and the group caters to those with a strong interest in getting to meet and know one.
Sounds about White.
Fast-forward, and it appears that word of this group got to the ladies of The Real daytime talk show. The diverse panel of media personalities all had various reactions to “Come Meet a Black Person”: Hosts Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon agreed the name could use work, while Tamera Mowry-Housley and Loni Love said the group was off-putting, period.
After everyone chimed in, the veteran comedian made it clear that it was no laughing matter, and she proceeded to break down “the real” problem with the meet-up and the logic behind it:
“Look This is my point though about this… It’s different type of Black people just like there are different types of White people. So what, you’re going to get Black people of all kinds? This the problem. Ya’ll look at too much TV and you judge people by what you see on TV. Especially on the news. If you’re getting your Black people information on the news, we all look like thugs and criminals and things like that. That’s the reason why we have this show. This show has a Black girl, a half-Black girl, an Asian and a Hispanic.
And you know what, we’re all different, but we’re just like you, White people. We’re just like you. I promise you!”
Watch the full video below: