‘RHOA’ Star Porsha Williams Arrested Fighting for Justice for Breonna Taylor
Porsha Williams of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was arrested and it was all caught on video. The Bravo star was seen getting handcuffed while protesting fighting for justice on behalf of Breonna Taylor. Williams has used her platform to raise awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement as well as lead by example. Fans are now applauding the reality TV star for doing what she’s doing.
What happened to Porsha Williams?
Williams is not only one of the stars of RHOA, she is fighting for justice. The entrepreneur was part of a protest on the lawn of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. All the protestors were demanding to be heard and hold people accountable for Taylor’s senseless death.
The 26-year-old EMT was fatally shot in her apartment earlier this year while she was sleeping. According to reports, Taylor was shot eight times by police thinking she was another person.
After learning of Williams’ arrest, her sister Lauren Williams took to Instagram to show her support.
“She has always been fearless. You mess with her people, you mess with her,” Lauren wrote. “She takes the case of #breonnataylor personally and she’s sacrificing work, time with her loved ones, and her comfort to make sure the offenders are held accountable for their actions. This is her passion, this is her purpose. God please protect them.”
Porsha Williams is a BLM activist
Earlier this year, Williams was part of a special Watch What Happens Live on Bravo where she discussed systemic racism. Williams is following her grandfather’s footsteps, Hosea Williams, who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights era.
“I think he would be saddened that the work that he had done and the work that [Martin Luther] King [Jr.] and John Lewis, the work that they had done, we’re basically close to be in that [same position],” she said on WWHL.
Williams feels that her grandfather would be sad that all the progress they made seemed to retract.
“It’s not a race. This is a marathon. This is going to take some dedication… So I do think that he would be happy that we’re coming together visually to see that but I do believe he would want us to take that mission just as serious as they did and the way they dedicated their life to it, I would think he would want us to do the same thing no matter what race you are,” she added.
Porsha Williams pushes for long-term changes
Williams knows that protesting is only part of the movement and to make a change people have to be consistent.
“Personally I think that you know, it’s one thing to go out and join in the protests. That is beautiful because listen, the protests have gained the attention of the media, which is provoking this type of conversation,” Williams said. “But I think, as white people who really want to make a change in the understanding around the world, everyone is understanding that there has to be a change. Let’s go to what practical things we can do.”
For things to move to a more equal society, everyone will have to fight together, Williams said.
“I can say it all day. Other Black people can say it all day. But it is powerful when white people speak up on the actual things that are happening in the police system that need to be reformed,” she added. “And just be specific. That’s all I ask of my white people. I understand it’s scary to talk about these things, but we do need to be specific for real change.”