AceShowbiz - Porsha Williams stopped by "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" in the Monday, June 8 episode. During the episode, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star recalled the first time she faced racism when she was just a child.
Porsha said that it happened when she attended the event with her grandfather, famed civil rights leader and dedicated activist Hosea Williams. "I was about 6 years old when I went to my first march," Porsha said. "I was excited to go. You know, as a little kid, you finally get to go to work with your granddad… and we get out there and I'm excited."
However, her excitement died when she was "smacked in the face with racism" in a very real way. "We came across Ku Klux Klan who decided they were going to protest our protest. They threw rocks at us, and I actually got hit with one. They chased us all the way back to our buses," the Bravo personality recalled. "They called us the N-word and any other word you could imagine the KKK would be calling us."
"I didn't understand it [at the time]. So of course after that there was a conversation with my dad when I got home, to let me know that, 'Some people do hate you, even though you may be trying to do a good thing,' " she said. "But what I got out of that is to keep going regardless. I never saw my grandfather stop. I never saw my dad stop, and the movement is still continuing on."
Addressing the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the death of George Floyd, Porsha, who has been joining multiple BLM marches and rallies in Atlanta, stated, "I know that people are protesting now, and I know that a lot of time when the media stops covering it, it kind of dies down and ends, but it's not going to stop this time."
Recently, Porsha gave an emotional, powerful prayer in a protest against racial injustice. "I ain't gon' lie to you, I'm tired. My spirit is tired. My mind is tired. My body is tired… but we not gon' stop. This ain't ending no time soon," the Bravo personality told the people who were in attendance. "Every walk of life. Thank you for standing up for Black Lives Matter. Thank you for being there for African American women.Thank you. But I would be remiss to be amongst a crowd and have this opportunity and not pray for us."
"Thank you Jesus for bringing us together right now. Please put in everybody's spirit to continue the movement. Not while we are here right now, but later when it gets quiet Jesus. Lord Jesus, we are here to let you know we want to be checked on. We wanna hold your hand as we move forward in this movement in this mission. And we know that you put us here to conquer the world. We are taking back this world. All around the world, we are reclaiming our time. Thank you for that Jesus," she concluded.