Treasure is a 16-year-old African-American who says despite her appearance, she is white. She says she thinks and acts like white people, she looks like white people and that she is “completely and utterly better” than black people.
The teen often calls African-American people “hood rats, thuggish, and ghetto,” and even speaks derogatorily to their face.
After trying to determine the reasons for the teen’s behavior, Dr. Phil introduces Spirit, a licensed therapist and life coach, to weigh in on Treasure’s behavior.WATCH: See How An African-American Teen Who Insists She’s White Reacts As She Travels The Streets Of Los Angeles
“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, and she wants her old life back.”
Hear Treasure’s response in the video above from Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil
. And, when Spirit invites Treasure to spend a day with her, will Treasure take her up on her offer of help?
This episode airs Wednesday. Watch more here.
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