Teen In Viral Blackface Video Explains Why She Did It
Alma says her daughter, Emmy’s, behavior is out of control. She claims the 16-year-old drinks alcohol and smokes marijuana, is disrespectful, has physically attacked her and has been kicked out of two schools in the last two years. But, Alma says the teen’s worst offense was when she posted a video online wearing blackface that went viral.
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The teen says she even needed to leave the country to escape the many death threats.
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In the video above, Dr. Phil introduces Emmy to award-winning Civil Rights attorney Areva Martin, who discusses the history of blackface, and explains to the teen why blackface is offensive and the impact of posting that type of material online.
On Tuesday’s episode, hear Dr. Phil’s advice for how Emmy can change her behavior. Check here to see where you can watch.
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