Meet The Black Teen Who Identifies As White Because Being Black Is “Ugly”
A 16-year-old African-American girl, Treasure, is facing severe social media shade after she described herself as a white woman. Her mother Monique and her son, Kendal, say Treasure’s views are “extremely painful” and “embarrassing.” Her brother especially fears his sister will spew her twisted logic to the wrong person and get hurt. During the segment, Dr. Phil introduces African-American therapist and life coach Spirit to the young woman.
“We have issues around culture, we have issues around class, we have issues around racial identity, and we have issues around self-esteem,” Spirit says. “It’s not that she hates Black people; it’s that she hates herself.”
But when Spirit offers to let Treasure come to her offices in Atlanta to meet other positive black role models – Treasure flatly turns her down. She boldly responds: “I don’t believe in going into a room full of ni***rs. I would never do something like that.”