Dr. Phil, presenter of the popular American family TV show, Dr. Phil Show, invited a 16-year-old black girl onto his show this week who insists she is white — even going so far as to say that she’s “completely and utterly” better than black people.
“I just know that I am white. I can feel it through my veins,” the teen claimed during her intro.
Identified only by her first name, Treasure, the young girl made a slew of racist statements about her “supposed race” during Wednesday’s episode. In the early hours of October 25, 2018, the internet broke and news started circling that black people might have found a bigger punching bag than Candace Owens in a 16-year old girl named Treasure.
“This is the true definition of self hate,” wrote one Twitter user, who was retweeted more than 1,300 times.
“Where does Dr. Phil find these people,” another said. Others expressing anxiety about her safety. America’s black communities have higher average crime rate than any other grouping in the United States.
Many viewers felt Treasure was putting on a performance for the cameras, but her mother, Monique, told Dr. Phil that she “truly believes she is white.”
“My daughter is a racist against her own race,” she said, claiming the teen is “consumed with the Ku Klux Klan.”
“I’ve had the KKK’s number since I was in middle school,” Treasure proclaimed. “The way they believe is just so smart.”
As I tweeted already, I’m very concerned for this young woman’s safety given the comments she’s made. Hope that is addressed!
— Velda Bartel (@VeldaBartel5) October 24, 2018
The high schooler told Dr. Phil that one of the reasons she “knows” that she’s white is on account of her body type.
“My figure is just like Kim Kardashian,” Treasure said, “and she’s a wonderful role model.”
The teen defended herself repeatedly throughout the episode and her intro, at one point saying: “There’s nothing wrong with my views or beliefs because I have freedom of speech and everything I’m saying is true.”
“I don’t have any issues with myself,” she added. “I think God made one perfect pers — it’s me.”
Treasure is a black girl for all intent and purposes, with skin as black as the next guy’s, but for some reason she says she feels white and not black. She also says she hates black people.
Treasure, whose biological father had passed away and now living with her white step father says black people act “criminal”. She is a white supremacist born in a black skin. She says she does not feel black and refutes any claim that thinks her, “delusional.”
She feels she’s better than black people because she operates on a “higher intellectual level.”
On her mother, she says, “I know I’m white. She might not know that I’m white, I know I’m white. I can feel it through my veins, I can feel it through my blood. I tell my mom, I’ll never be like those negros.”
As the video opens, Treasure is heard saying, “I know a lot of people take issues with my beliefs; I’m white. I’m a Caucasian because everything about me is different from an African-American.”
She says she has naturally straight hair that doesn’t require a weave, that her nose is small, her ears are big and that her lips are a perfect size.
She continues that black people are ghetto and says, “When it comes to black people, I think they’re all ugly, and I have nothing in common with them. I’ll never be like any of those negroes”
To further her story, Treasure says, “When I think about African-Americans, I want to ask them what is wrong with them. They’re really dangerous. If an African-America is on the same street as I am, I’ll cross the street to avoid their chaotic, thuggish way.
“When I wake up in the morning, I just have such a great life, and my hair is so perfect, my skin isn’t ugly, and I’m not fat also, which is also a really African-American thing.”
A licensed Atlanta Life Coach named Spirit blames Treasure’s mother whom she thinks probably indulged Treasure earlier on in her life by telling her she was white, probably because she married a white man. Spirit says Treasure’s mother might have told her too late that she was actually black and not white, which caused an identity crisis.
Spirit says, “We have issues around culture, we have issues around class, we have issues around racial identity, and we have issues around self-esteem. It’s not that she hates Black people; it’s that she hates herself, and she wants her old life back.”
Instead of Treasure taking Spirit up on her offer she extended to her to visit Atlanta to see strong Black women who are making it in the world, Treasure called the life coach a “hood rat”.
When Dr. Phil tries to differentiate race from ethnicity, Treasure says that she knows she is white and she can feel it through her veins and blood that she is white.
But truth be told, Treasure is obviously not a Caucasian. She’s delusional. But she reflects a deeper issue. Why is she unhappy when she looks at fellow black people and doesn’t want to be like them? Treasure is not alone in calling out African’s to reexamine their position in the human family.
James David Manning, Pastor of ATLAH World Missionary Church in North Carolina routinely wonders at the factors responsible for the condition of the black person in America and around the world. In 2005, he bemoaned the behaviour of black men who in the aftermath of the Katrina hurricane devastation, he said were “barbaric” and depicted “animal behaviour”. He said in that time of crises, black men rather than engage in emergency rescue and relief operations were instead, “raping, robbing, fighting and looting”.
In Africa, after decades of independence, corruption, illiteracy, disease, ethnic rivalries, among other ills still bedevil the continent leading to extremes of terrorism and violence of embarrassing proportions in many countries such as Nigeria, Cameroun, Somalia, South Sudan, Congo etc.
While many are saddened by the delusions of Treasure and outbursts of people like Pastor Manning, others are reflecting on how this kind of sorry narrative of the black race can be changed into one that is more prosperous and dignified, contributing its fair share to the peace and advancement of the human family.