Vanessa Williams Explains Hollywood White Knight Syndrome to Barbara Walters

By Jorge Rivas Mar 09, 2010

Wilhelmina Slater Vanessa Williams was on Barbara Walter’s "The View" yesterday and she came so close to having a teachable moment with Barbara! Williams talked about "The Blind Side" and Hollywood’s obsession with white characters saving people of color but was interrupted by Walters talking gibberish, "[The Blind Side] was a wonderful story, and it was a story of closeness between two races," she said. Vanessa Williams should’ve said "yes, Barbara, but can you name a movie where Black people saved white people?"