Sherri Shepherd, former co-host on The View, appeared on The Breakfast Club last Thursday and discussed life as a single mother raising a black son.
Shepherd told the hosts of the morning show that her 13-year-old, Jeffrey, doesn’t like black girls because he thinks they’re mean.
Jeffrey goes to a predominately white school and apparently he isn’t having the best encounters with the black girls at his school. He told Shepherd about a time he was talking to a black girl and she “moved her neck.”
Shepherd explained that he doesn’t have this problem with the white girls because they greet him and want to play in his hair.
“I learn a lot about men from my son. The little Black girls get mean with him. Sometimes they don’t want to speak [and] sometimes they act crazy. And he’s like, ‘Why they act so crazy?’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t know.’ So I keep trying to tell the little girls to be nicer so he can come towards you. But the other girls see him and they go, ‘Hey, Jeffrey’ and they wanna feel his hair…,” Shepherd said.
As a black girl, I know we can be a bit animated and some may say dramatic, but does that make us mean?
Shepherd expressed that she’s currently going through something with him. She said, “I am going through this thing; he likes these girls,” and continued to say “Because he came in and he said, ‘Mommy, I like white girls.”
While on the show, she asked the hosts about what she should do about the colorism forming in her son. Charlamagne Tha God suggested that she should expose him to strong male figures, while Angela Yee suggested she bring him around other teens who look like him.