Last week, a polarizing 16-year-old Black teenager appeared on Dr. Phil to discuss why she hated anything involved with being Black. Treasure Richards’ comments reeked of self-hate, as she called black people monkeys and ghetto.
“Most African-Americans speak ghetto, and when it comes to Black people, I think they’re all ugly, and I have nothing in common with them. I act and think like a white person, instead of a Black person,” Treasure said. “When I think about African-Americans, I feel like asking them, ‘What is wrong with them’? They’re really dangerous.”
Treasure’s mother, Monique Richards, and her brother, Kendal Richards, appeared on the show to seek help for their family member. At the top of the show, Monique took some of the blame as to why Treasure hated black people, because she alleged that she lied to Treasure about her biological father, and eventually disclosed to Treasure that she wasn’t biracial.
Most people were in disbelief that a Black girl could harbor so much self-hate towards other Black people, but no one was in more disbelief than 25-year-old Nina Richards, Treasure’s older sister.
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