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“Real Housewives of New York” star Bershan Shaw is not a full Housewife on the show but has managed to ruffle more than a few feathers.
While Eboni K. Williams may officially be the first Black Housewife of the series, Berhsan, a “friend” of the show, also debuted this season — and some feel she fits in better with the original cast.
Bershan’s approach to the ladies differs from Eboni’s in-your-face, no-nonsense style.
She says that she tries to “meet people where they are.”
“I reach and teach people and talk to them where they are. You gotta know everybody is different,” Bershan said in an exclusive interview with The Jasmine Brand.
“The real issue is that Black women and white women don’t hang together [in a real way]. You may have a colleague, you may go to a happy hour, but we don’t really get to know each other… [However,] I am who I am, and I’m not changing if I’m around the white billionaire, the white janitor, the white investment banker–Bershan Shaw will never change. I’m gonna be who I am. So I don’t have to play it up for you or play it down for you. Or bow down to you and be a c–n to you. I’m gonna be who I am, period.”
Bershan and Eboni have sadly not hit it off in the way she would like. And while viewers have blasted Eboni for her “preaching,” which they say is leading to a sharp decline in ratings… Bershan thinks the conversation needs to be less about race and more about uplifting each other as women.
“We live in America. I want everyone to treat us fairly. It’s our time. It’s our time for us to stop being brutally oppressed. And it’s time for us to wake up and support one another. Forget about other races. Let’s support us as women. Let’s inspire us as women… Black Lives Matter starts from supporting each other and not being haters of one another… It ain’t about preaching to a white woman one time. We’ve gotta get our affairs in order too.”
Is Bershan right?