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Porsha Stewart Under Fire For Underground Railroad Notion

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Many fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta definitely felt reality TV star Porsha Stewart really put her foot in her mouth. According to her RHOA cast-mate model Cynthia Bailey, Stewart’s grandfather, civil rights activist, Hosea Williams would be ‘rolling in his grave’.

The unfortunate part was that it didn’t appear she really knew the magnitude of her oblivion.

The episode centered around the ladies’ trip to Savannah, GA. Stewart’s co-star Nene Leakes actually orchestrated the trip, and the ladies were scheduled to tour some of the city’s historical landmarks. When they visited the First African Baptist Church, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad were mentioned reported People Magazine.

During the tours, Stewart actually voiced that she always thought the underground railroad was a real railroad with an actual train, as opposed to the phrase being a symbolic connotation. While some would consider the notion bad enough, her perspective only got worse.

Stewart goes on to elaborate as she claims someone actually ‘built’ the Underground Railroad and ‘put’ people into the railroad beneath the floor. She actually pointed at the crevices of the floor where “people crawled under to escape slavery.”

“There has to be an opening for the railroad,” she said.  It was definitely evident that Stewart was quite perplexed by the new discovery.

Stewart’s cast-mates immediately felt some kind of way about her warped understanding of the historical story.  In so many words, she was definitely called ‘dumb’. “Ding Dong!,” said Leakes. “It is not a real train. It is not a real railroad!”, shouts Kandi Burruss. “Girl where was you in history in school?”, Phaedra Parks chimed in. “It is almost hurtful for me to see her be so dumb,” added cast-mate Kenya Moore.

Stewart then takes things a step further, and her rendition of history gets even worse. “Notice the items on the floor in the shape of a diamond. So the underground railroad was passing below us. So this is where they caught air as they were moving below us. There is four feet of height below in which ordinary was a crawl space. These were ventilation holes. To this date we do not know how they got from in and out of this church.”

It is quite apparent that she still doesn’t get it. She continues questioning the information. “Well there got to be an opening at someplace for the railroad! Somebody is driving the train. It is not an electric one like the one we got now is it.”

Fans may just have to excuse Stewart’s remarks due to her recent divorce from her estranged husband, ex-NFL star Kordell Stewart. Let’s just say she had a lot on her mind! However, this isn’t the first time she’s been caught in an odd situation over a dumb comment. Let’s just hope it doesn’t happen yet again!

Image via Twitter | Porsha Williams

 

Porsha Stewart Under Fire For Underground Railroad Notion
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  • Chris

    So she’s excused from being dumb because she just got a divorce? Maybe that explains why my ex-wife is such a bitch.

    • Browndoll

      I don’t watch this show and now I know why . What a shame that she didn’t know what this was and that her cast mates were so rude as to not explain without acting like fools themselves .

      • Vivian. Garrett

        This is a woman who said 265 days in a year.

  • http://www.achildhasnovoice.blogspot.com Linda

    What a missed opportunity from all the ladies who could have embraced Porsha and educated her with grace. Instead their ego’s got in the way and yet again they found an opportunity to put one of their own cast members down.
    Ladies, what happened to lifting each other up and be supportive? Now they have all left Porsha with the impression that they all think they are superior to her. I’m sure none of them are historians. It was a missed opportunity to educate a sister with dignity.

    • NuNu

      Actually, Phaedra did educate her and didn’t laugh about it.

      • D

        yes Phaedra did,

      • ally b

        Actually that is a grown woman who has parents and whose grandfather is/ was such a public figure that it was their responsibility to educate her, not her castmates. Besides if you do not know your history then you ask questions quietly not on a live taping of a publicize show. Once it was explained to her that she was wrong, why would she keep making a fool of herself, over and over? As a cast member I would have asked to have her removed from the scene (my opinion). No matter your personal business, it should not interfere with your job! Happy Holidays.

    • http://www.brodian.com Stewart Brodian

      Dear Linda, I strongly agree with what you have written and I have quoted you in my own commentary: If she was a bleached blonde white, we’d all be saying “typical dumb blonde”. Then again, Snooki isn’t blonde. – But seriously folks, 1. these are the type of people that get put into the spotlight in these reality shows and judging from the anti-Kardashian comments that I see on these comment sections, I’m sure there are quite a few others who don’t like these shows or the way they represent our country’s mentality. 2. More importantly, it’s very sad that someone of African American descent is not better educated in their heritage in this country. Some would say that this is a problem in our nations’ education system. Some would say this is typical of some of the societal problems that are dominant in urban African American sections of our society. [many are afraid of saying that publically for fear of being called racist Our society has problems and tiptoeing around certain subject matters for fear of being called names is not a way of dealing with it. We have to be more upfront about certain things. We need to stop being afraid of talking to each other. After the Trayvon Martin verdict, our own president admitted to being racially profiled. If he can be upfront and honest, why can’t the rest of us be the same? 3. I strongly agree with Linda’s comments listed above:
      “What a missed opportunity from all the ladies who could have embraced Porsha and educated her with grace. Instead their ego’s got in the way and yet again they found an opportunity to put one of their own cast members down.
      Ladies, what happened to lifting each other up and be supportive? Now they have all left Porsha with the impression that they all think they are superior to her. I’m sure none of them are historians. It was a missed opportunity to educate a sister with dignity.”.
      Everybody’s worried about political correctness these days – why not show people being supportive instead of bullying? (trying to show that you’re smarter is also a form of bullying

      • te

        You can’t blame the cast for not properly educating Porsha on the Underground Railroad. What you got from them was probably a first reaction and shock that a 30 something year old black woman did not understand the Underground Railroad. That is one of the things that you first learn as a young student in school. To make matters worse, her grandfather was a civil rights activist. Her parents should be ashamed because clearly the ball was dropped when it came to her education.

    • tasha Jones

      No Phaedra & Candi were trying to explain it to her but she just kept on talking. After a while you just gotta let it be! Im sorry but she should have known that, my 12 yr old knows its not a “railroad”.

    • Georgia

      I agree with your sentiments about the cast mates missing the opportunity to make that a teachable moment. All of the ladies have mangled the English language. None are perfect; and, if Porsha missed some history lessons, then they all have missed a number of grammar lessons.

      Still, I am extremely disappointed in Mrs. Stewart not knowing about the Underground Railroad, especially in light of her relationship to Atlanta’s Civil Rights icon, Hosea Williams. She is an embarrassment to the family and all of the ladies are an embarrassment to the City of Atlanta. They need to cancel this awful show.

    • Jazzy

      They were in shock

    • Anike

      At the same time what happened to knowing a bit about your own culture?
      Why not learn history and master the ability to speak English correctly? After all, it is your first (and only) language!

      Nene in particular speaks flat. She like many others from the hood never shows possession in her speech.
      I bet many do not even know what the term means.

      Too many do not value actually obtaining knowledge or becoming educated in favor of just the show, the bling, “I got my degree” (pssst I’m all dat).

      It’s all about the appearance; “Now I get to say, I got my degree, I’m a Christian, (still hang out at the club and have multiple babies out of wedlock) but hey, only God can judge me)

      I can’t find Australia on a world map nor write a complete sentence.”

      They do not really value knowledge.

      They value looking good in their designer clothes and Lady Godiva hair weaves!!!

      lol!!

      • Lisha

        U betta sa dat!

        Lol

        It kills me to think about our youth today and the lack of information they are receiving in schools.
        I leave in Maryland and I was talking to a young man 23 of age do you believe he did not know that our national anthem was written right here in his home town.

        • Lisha

          *live
          Typing to fast.

      • CalyM

        You sound like a hater.

      • Chung

        It is kind of ironic to see someone criticizing another when he/she is making the same grammatical mistakes (subject/verb agreement, misplace prepositional phrases, etc.) while he/she is writing that criticism.

        He/she is clearly unaware of the fact that several English dialects exist within the U.S. as well as overseas. Finally, English is a German spoken language with a Latin grammatical structure, so you will see the battle between the two in the speech. You should be more concerned with English teachers telling students to write the way they speak. Then, people like you will know grammar rules better, especially if he/she plans to criticize others.

    • laverne jordan(nene)

      I agree with you Linda. There are a lot of people who do not know about the underground railroad and what it really means. Porsha’s cast members should have explained it to her instead of passing judgement; after all, somebody told them! Porsha, brush up on your African American heritage so that you will know what’s going on, is my advice to you. Your cast mates did not have to put you on blast like that; shame on them. There are more news worthy stories worth telling than this. For example do all black children know what the term “underground railroad” mean and what it symbolizes? No they don’t!! In the words of Wendy Williams, “How You Doin’ Porsha?”

      • Anike

        Key word; “children” . It was as children one learned of the struggle of their own people to escape slavery. One such route was the “Underground Railroad”.

        How did she miss obtaining that knowledge in elementary school or even as a teen?

        “How’s she’s doing”?

        She opens her mouth and reveals it via her thoughts, her level of understanding.

        SMH

    • patt

      So very true! I am a native of Savannah, GA and own a production company, “Geechee Girls Productiond”. We would love to get Porsha back down to our beautiful “city by the sea” and personalize a tour of Savannah’s rich historic African/American history.

      RHOA – We believe in the proverb “each one teach one”. Mind U, ladies, there is a lot lacking in your history and culture of the contributions of African/Americans in our wonderful city. These sea islands on the Savannah coast were the port of entry for slaves ~ Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC and Virginia. General Sherman of the Union Army held his famous “meeting” with ministers/slaves to ask the question “what does freedom mean to you?” “Field Order No 15 was passed by Congress ~ the disbursement of land because of these strong ministers in 1862! I could go on and on!

      NOTE to Ms Kenya . . .we are appalled at YOUR ignorance of Savannah’s link to the ATL. {We’re the ones that hosted the yachting events for the 1996 Olympics, my dear}. We’re on the GA coast, baby, we rise to the sounds of the ocean, dress for success, eat from the sea – shrimp, crabs, fresh fish ~ lowcountry style, and oh yes, we OWN large tracts of land” and our own private boats for ‘wata retreats and tours”.

      Holla’ at us when U want to come this way again, ladies ~ we’ll introduce U to your true ancestral linkages!

      In the words of Gullah/Geechee people on the GA coast,
      “We Are The Ones Dat’ Know De’ Goin’ Ons Round Here!”

      Sistah’ PATT – saltwatagirl@yahoo.com

    • I hate everything

      Are you nuts. There is no excuse for the granddaughter of Hosea Williams not to be informed about the underground railroad. These ladies should not have to educate her, the school and more importantly her parents she have taught her. Her grandfather worked tirelessy on the behalf of civil rightd,the poor and the homeless until the he died. She grew up privileged due to the opportunities created by her grandfather and is ilk, it is not her privilege to be a ding bat. What an embarassment to Hosea’s legacy. He would jump out of his overalls.

    • j4ck5on@aol.com

      Please don’t try to excuse Porsha’s profound ignorance. It’s nobody’s responsibility to educate Porsha other than her own. I remember she referred to her forebear as “Jose.” she couldn’t be bothered to know the man’s name is “Hosea.”

    • Arthur

      She should have learn that in elementary! She should have already been educated on the Underground Railroad! Beauty can only take you so far when you dumb as hell!!

  • Spunky

    “Girl where was you in history in school?”, Phaedra Parks chimed in. “ And this comments doesn’t get a “Girl, where was you in grammar class?”

  • Let Me Save You Money

    Okay. Let’s face it. Most really pretty women are just not all that smart. They spent their whole lives trying to look good instead of developing their minds. It is absolutely impossible for any person to go all the way through school and not know about the underground railroad and the fact that it wasn’t a railroad with a train. The only way you could not know this is if you did not pay the least bit of attention in school. What makes it so bad is that she is directly connected to the civil rights movement. You would figure that family had many conversations about slavery.

    The really good looking women that are smart are often late bloomers. They were average or even below average in looks throughout high school and then when they got to college they got better looking.

    • Anna

      Are you kidding me with those comments? I’m very well above average, was an A student in college and worked my @ss off there.

      • D

        @Anna that person isn’t talking about you people like porsha just make others like yourself look bad, that’s all but congrads on your success.

      • @Anna

        Says the person without a picture.

        Plus, you don’t read well for a straight A student. The person about said that most pretty women were late bloomers and took off in college.

        A little conceited too. Again for person without a picture.

    • Sassy Beemer Girl

      Let’s just say that because she grew up in an upper class household, that she went to an all white school and they never discussed slavery or the underground railroad. Her mother seems to still baby her and because of this, her development was arrested. Does anyone know what high school she graduated from?

  • Anna

    Dumb and uneducated and riding on the coattails of her famous Grandfather, but she IS comic relief from neurotic/ready to fight Kenya which is getting boring as all getout and occasionally bullying Nene (who I like but tire of her overbearing ways). I like her…but she is so dumb as a box of rocks. No wonder Cordell got rid of her–besides being gay–he had to be embarrassed she was so stupid, cause, if nothing else, he’s pretty bright himself. She is really am embarrassment to that family.

    • laverne jordan(nene)

      Haven’t we all at one time or another become an embarrassment to our families? Come on! Who will be adult enough to say it; I will! I’ve done some things that shined a negative light on my dear ones. Additionally, we all have taken a ride on the coattails of some one in our families; whether it is prayer or money. Nene is also stupid. Who would take back and remarry a man who for no other reason is marrying for money? Come on ladies, look at yourself first, before pointing a finger at somebody else!! Cordell tried to hide his attraction for men behind Porsha!

  • Josie

    The grammar of these er comments is so imbarrassing to the peoples of the green and sometimes blew planet that rotates i er heard and if is amzzing that we is aint dizzy.

  • Roger

    Not surprising Nene and Kenya couldn’t pass up the opportunity to act like holier-than-thou cunts.

  • arimis

    Beauty fades, but dumb is forever….

  • http://MSN.com Vera

    I truly cracked up when Porsha made that comment, now that she is free from being a kept woman she should take the opportunity to go back to school. The first dumb comment she made was while talking with Ne Ne and referring to there being 265 days in the year! smh.

    • MSquared

      Actually, her first dumb comment was her opening when she was still married, and I quote, “I have a pitcher perfect life!”. No, you had a “picture perfect life!”, SMH!!!

  • mytwocents

    Lighten up guys. This is an edited reality show. The point she was trying to make was that the man said no one knew where the tunnel started or ended and she was trying to say “but someone built the “railroad” tunnel so it couldn’t be a complete secret”. I realize she is not the brightest crayon in the box but I think she got the picture and no one would let her explain her thoughts.

    • michelle

      I totally agree with you…..people are just so quick to jump on what THEY think a person is saying and not try to UNDERSTAND what a person is saying, not everyone is articulate…..give the girl a break

    • lab13

      u cant blame everything on editing!! that is such a cop out…n this is not her first offense…265 days a year??? really??

    • @mytwocents

      That makes it even worse!!!! The comment made it through editing!

      There isn’t a damn railroad tunnel. There are no tunnels to build. No trains. It was people hiding and going from house to house. Through swamps and lord knows what else.

      There was nothing to freaking build!!

  • SHERRYL

    LETS BE REAL OK ALOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT OF PEOPLE MAY BELIEVE THAT IT WAS REAL TRAIN. AND PORSHA I DONT THINK THAT YOU SHOULD BE LETTING YOUR GUARD DOWN WITH THESE WOMEN, TELL YOUR MOMMA OR YOUR SISTER. NOT EVERYBODY IS AN EINSTEIN AND IM SURE THAT IF IT WERE NENE, KRAY KRAY KENYA AD BLABBERMOUTH KANDI WOULD NOT BE ACTING THAT WAY. SOME OF THESE WOMEN ESPECIALLY KENYA DONT HAVE YOUR BEST INTEREST AT HEART.PORSHA YOU ARE SMART.YOU ARE TRYING TO BE A REAL AND TRUE FRIEND TO THESE LADIES BUUT GUURRRRL WHAT YOU SEE ON T.V. IS NOT THE SAME WHEN YOU MEET THEM IN REAL LIFE! ANOTHER THING TOO IF I WERE YOU I WOULD NOT APOLOGIZE TO THAT FOOL MYONIQUE SHE LOOKS SO STUPID USING THOSE TERMINOLOGIES THAT SHE HERSELF DOESN’T UNDERSTAND YOU ARE TOO INNOCENT AND SWEET HAVE A DEFENSE READY FOR ANYBODY TRYING TO HIT BELOW THE BELT. AS FOR KRAY KRAY YOU CRY ABOUT NOT HAVING THE MAN AND THE CHILDREN ALL THE DAMN DAYS OF YOUR LIFE BECAUSE YOUR ARE NOT GONNA GET THAT OWING TO ALL THE HORRIBLE THINGS YOU DO AND SAY ABOUT PEOPLE. AND FYI WE ALL KNOW THE AFRICAN MAN IS ONLY IN YOUR DREAM GIRL. KEEPIN IT 100% HOOD BLANCH. IM A SUPERFAN OF THE SHOW AND I CANT WAIT TO SEE THE EPIC FALL OUT WITH KRAY KRAY AND KEEPIN IT HOOD! ;)

  • http://www.brodian.com Stewart Brodian

    If she was a bleached blonde caucasian, we’d all be saying “typical dumb blonde”. Then again, Snooki isn’t blonde. – But seriously folks, 1. these are the type of people that get put into the spotlight in these reality shows and judging from the anti-Kardashian comments that I see on these comment sections, I’m sure there are quite a few others who don’t like these shows or the way they represent our country’s mentality. 2. More importantly, it’s very sad that someone of African American descent is not better educated in their heritage in this country. Some would say that this is a problem in our nations’ education system. Some would say this is typical of some of the societal problems that are dominant in urban African American sections of our society. [many are afraid of saying that publically for fear of being called racist Our society has problems and tiptoeing around certain subject matters for fear of being called names is not a way of dealing with it. We have to be more upfront about certain things. We need to stop being afraid of talking to each other. After the Trayvon Martin verdict, our own president admitted to being racially profiled. If he can be upfront and honest, why can’t the rest of us be the same? 3. I strongly agree with Linda’s comments listed above: “What a missed opportunity from all the ladies who could have embraced Porsha and educated her with grace. Instead their ego’s got in the way and yet again they found an opportunity to put one of their own cast members down.
    Ladies, what happened to lifting each other up and be supportive? Now they have all left Porsha with the impression that they all think they are superior to her. I’m sure none of them are historians. It was a missed opportunity to educate a sister with dignity.”. Everybody’s worried about political correctness these days – why not show people being supportive instead of bullying? (trying to show that you’re smarter is also a form of bullying).

  • LADYDEE

    There is no excuse in the world for Porsha Williams Stewart not to know what the underground railroad was, her family, her school, her community all have failed her miserably, her claim to fame is that her famous grandfather Hosea Williams worked hand in hand with Dr. King fighting for civil rights, smdh, she should never be allowed to claim that again until she gets a degree in African American studies, I bet the Caucasian persuasion was even embarrassed for her. She really need to go somewhere and hide.

    • allen

      Like I said more likely than not the network played that angle. they use every chance they get to make black history out of a joke, just look at what that nut said the other day that they guy from duck dy. is the new rosa parks. dont get it twisted Porsha is by no way dumb but she of all people should not have let them talk her into that bull!@#$

  • Jacqueline

    No honey, she really thought there was a conductor of the Underground Railroad! Somebody need to tell her it was Harriet Tubman! I am very embarrassed as a 32 year old black woman, we are the same age and I don’t understand. How could she not know her history and her grandfather was a Civil Rights activist?!

  • mark pelletier

    You mean there is no railroad underneath I-95? I thought that was how the snowbirds got to Florida. I learn something new everyday!!!!

  • Mhall

    People relax.. such hateful-stressful responses…

    So what if she didn’t know the details… I’m sure after that episode, she went back and looked it up.

    There are a lot of people, white, asian, black, etc…who don’t know their history to the full extent or in complete details…for one reason or the other…Some just don’t know that they are suppose to know, I’m not saying she didn’t have the opportunity…with her grandfather being who he was… But maybe it never interest her to read further into the details… I’m just speculating.. but it looks like she was a little spoiled and never took the opportunity to research it further.

    I forgive her.

    Hell when I was growing up in the south, I never heard of Malcolm X until I moved to California.

    Most Americans cant recite the constitution and don’t know all early American History details…. just some.

    When you have the opportunity to educate someone, do so without tearing them down.

    Each one teach one.

    Its never too late to learn.

    • Blane

      I think the entire show depicts how intellegent those woman really are. I mean who would allow any of them on jeopardy? Ha! Ha! Ha! How many people on that show do they need to screw in a light bulb. Da! All of them!

    • laverne jordan(nene)

      AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Oldlady60

      “There are a lot of people who don’t know their history..” yes, you are correct. However, she is the granddaughter of a civil rights activist and should have known better. Pretty shameful!

  • Dumb America

    This ladies and gentlemen is why the world laughs at America. It is not so bad though. It can’t be as bad as the fact that 37% of Americans can’t find America on the freaking map.

    Poll: 37% of Americans Unable to Locate America on Map of America <—– Put this in your browser for the article.

    Further proof America is being purposely dumbbed down!!!! How in the fuck can you not even find your own damn country?

  • Jazzy

    I don’t know who is the blame for her stupidity. I thought she was playing, I wish she had said she was playing. She knows shoes, but not history. I don’t care for Phadra, but I’m glad she didn’t put her on blast, but chose to educate her. I hear she is leaving the show and I’m glad, I don’t think this is the show for her, but I’d like to see her on something else, like single ladies of ATL.

    • laverne jordan(nene)

      HEY STUPID! PHAEDRA IS MARRIED! DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • razzle

    hell I am 63 and I don’t know what it is? Give her a break

    • Jazzy

      Your as dumb as she is, you could have kept that to yourself.

    • j4ck5on@aol.com

      Living proof that willful ignorance is timeless. I agree: you could have kept that tidbit to yourself — and be ashamed of it.

  • http://yahoo.com Denise

    I think it is sad that Porsha is not knowledgeable about her history. Age, beauty, race, religion, etc. has nothing to do with it. But it is never too late to go back to school and learn. No one knows it all, so maybe since she has nothing else going on, she should take some college courses. It was so embarrassing to see how ignorant she was. Talking about a dumb brunette.

    • j4ck5on@aol.com

      And the saddest fact is all Porsha has to do is to Google “Underground railroad” and an avalanche of information would be available to her. Wikipedia would give her a Cliff’s Notes synopsis of what the railroad was and why it was. She’s ignorant and happy that way.

      More intriguing are all those who are willing to make excuses for Porsha’s lack of basic intellectual curiosity.

  • daph066

    Remember Jessiac Simpson and her thinking that there was chicken in Chicken of the Sea tuna??? That girl has created an empire. Whose to say that Porsha isn’t using the tools available to her for the same reason. Just saying…

    • Sassy Beemer Girl

      But Porsha is not white… and Jessica S. is. Enough said.

  • allen

    This was all a ploy by the network, I hope I’m not the only one that notice but for a while now anything that has to do with black history or any important factual black person the powers that be, either make light of them or use a black person to belittle the accomplishments of them so don’t look surprise, more likely than not the producers of that show had her do this bullS@#$

  • me

    Just change the name to the Real Stupid Housewives of every state!!

  • http://webpronews.com Jennifer

    I really think that Porsha needs guidance. I’m not going to put her down she just doesn’t know. She needs to go back to school and get some learning about life. I’m going to blame her mother. I bet when she was young her mother put in her head that she can get any man she wants because you’re pretty now look it really didn’t get her anywhere but talked about.

  • Marsha

    The docent said this, not Porsha.
    “Notice the items on the floor in the shape of a diamond. So the underground railroad was passing below us. So this is where they caught air as they were moving below us. There is four feet of height below in which ordinary was a crawl space. These were ventilation holes. To this date we do not know how they got from in and out of this church.”

    • http://webpronews.com Jennifer

      You’re right the girls should’ve finish listening to Porsha she probably would’ve explained herself better.

  • Lisha

    So did anyone else pick up on the comment that was made about voting?
    The tour guide said ” just think it was only 48 years since we were allowed to vote”
    Porsa said yes I remember that, they use to throw rocks at me and my grandfather.
    Now correct me if I’m wrong isn’t she in her late 20′s early 30′s?

    • Just sayin…

      I caught that statement too lmao. I’m just trying to figure out which freedom march did she march in….SMH

  • j4ck5on@aol.com

    It’s not any of the fellow castmates to “educate” Porsha. She should have gotten her education in high school, just like everyone else. I remember another direct quote from the woman who stated a year has 265 days in it; so this latest colossal display of ignorance has no excuse.

  • http://MQPRICE@COMCAST.NET MARQUISE PRICE

    MOST OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS KIDS NORMALLY BE VERY WELL TOGETHER ON THERE HISTORY.THE WAY HER GRANDFATHER WAS I THOUGHT SHE WOULD BE UP ON IT….WHAT HAPPENEND BABY GIRL. ITS SAD WHEN YOU ON A SHOW AND THEY WANT EDITED OFF YOUR WORST PERFORMANCE AND WHEN YOU ARE NOT SCRIPTED IT MUST BE HARD. SAYING THINGS THAT YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT, I WANT SAY SHE IS SPECIAL, BUT I WOULD SAY THAT SHE NEEDS TO BE MORE AWARE ABOUT LEARNING HOW TO NOT LET HERSELF GET CAUGHT SAYING SOMETHING THAT SHE WAS NOT SURE ABOUT. BUT, SHE WAS SURE IT WAS A TRAIN THAT RIDES UNDERNEATH THE CHURCH. PORSHA, YOU ARE GRANTED ANOTHER YEAR ON THE SHOW, LAST NIGHT WASNT BORING AT ALL.GOOD JOB!

    • Sassy Beemer Girl

      @marquise… it’s “won’t” not “want” – I wasn’t going to say anything until I saw it listed again in your comment that is all in caps. It is apparent that most people of color flunked in English class. Just like people writing comments and using “women” instead of “woman” when speaking of one female. I see it all the time. They say plural words when it should be in a singular context…and vice versa. NeNe is notorious for doing this. She does this all the time when she gives interviews… makes my skin crawl. Example: she will say something like “it make me sad…” when she should have said “it makes me sad…” This is just one example of many hiccups and blunders that she says. Why is it that no one checks her on it? Could it be that they didn’t catch it and are oblivious to it too??? SMH

  • Susan

    This is one of many reasons that her husband dumped her sorry behind. This isn’t the first time that she showed just how dumb she can be.

  • diane

    First we had to deal with the effects of Sherri Shepard on The View, saying that he world s flat…and NOW, Porsha thinking the Underground Railroad was an actual train? These black women are embarrassing us as a group! Why should we feel sorry for Porsha, when she is al over the TV telling everybody that is “Porsha 5.0″ this season. Meanwhile, she skipped History “101!

  • Bee

    It is honestly shameful and embarrassing especially considering her grandfather was a prominent activist for Civil Rights. I truly think that she should be required by her family to take multiple education courses about Black History & Civil Rights. She really looks like she might have been just a spoiled rich child who lived off her grandfather’s name who NEVER had to work for anything or do anything in life because it was all given to her. And that upbringing lead her to become very naive and ignorant about many common sense things. So I think she does need to leave the show and make better use of her time…like maybe going to college and getting a degree. Perhaps in African American Studies….or English (for logic purposes) or just in general because her idiocy is not at all amusing or attractive. Nor should it be rewarded with a spot on national television. (as bad as reality tv might be)

  • Me

    I thought it was a railroad too…

    • Sassy Beemer Girl

      Why did you think that? Because it has the word “railroad” in it?
      No shade…I just really want to know why you thought it was a railroad too? Is it because you heard the title “Underground Railroad” and automatically assumed it was a railroad? Pls reply if you see my comment. Thx

  • http://Yahoo Georgie

    My Heart goes out to Porsha…..I Have made my share of mistakes in life and I refuse to put down any woman….We are not perfect In any way, None Of us…I don’t care what your race Is, Woman Or Man..I Hope that she can chalk this up as a lesson…..Hold her head high and learn from this…..What happened to women sticking together?,,,Georgie

  • Arthur

    Damn did she graduate because you learned this in elementary! That just goes to show u beauty can only get you so far especially when you are dumb as hell! No wonder Kordell shook the spot and I can’t blame him!!! Damn

  • Loneka

    All you can talk about is the other ladies’ grammar? There is such a thing as “black vernacular English” which is commonly used in informal conversation. That doesn’t mean they don’t know how to talk. They are successful business women, so of course they use formal language when needed and informal language when talking with friends. Choosing to use a different style of English is not the same as being ignorant about your history.

    As for Porsha, there is no reason for her to not know that fact about history. It’s not a fault in the educational system, the fault is hers. She talks with lots of authority about things she doesn’t know anything about and now it’s blatantly obvious how ditzy she really is. She proudly went on and on about her grandfather Hosea Williams last season, but she doesn’t know something this basic? INEXCUSABLE! For someone from a family like hers, THERE IS NO EXCUSE!!!!

  • S. Ann Stephenson

    I think Porsha is special. I think she has always been mentally challenged and her family protected her because of it. Now as an adult it cannot be hidden.

  • Mike J

    That is truly too sad to be funny, it just goes to show that money can’t buy everything including literacy!!!

  • Lola Simpson

    There is most definitely an IEP in the midst. Hence the following statements:
    -Me and my sister are as close as siamese cats instead of twins.
    -265 days in a year
    -There was no acknowledgement of common sense when the guide stated a four feet crawlspace refencing the aforementioned statement.
    -She also stated people were throwing rocks at her and the grandfather when she was young. She’s 32.

    What’s more astonishing is some people didn’t pick up on these facts either.Additionally, it wasn’t a Euphemism as Phaedra stated.

  • http://WebProNews Diane

    Now we know why Kordel divorced her. He was afraid that once Porsche joined the reality show, her dumbness would be exposed. So, Kordel’s controlling ways toward her was revealed and no longer in private. Porsche you have beauty and no brains to back it up. At least Kenya has beauty and brains! Keep Kenya and get Porsche off the show. Geez, Porsche need to get a job, take college courses and learn how to see that this world is cold and brutal, so she will need to learn how to survive in it. Porsche is just stupid, stupid, stupid. I lost all respect for that dumb woman.

  • drucella

    As a teacher it is apparent the Porsha Stewart has a learning disability.

    She demonstrates difficulty in connecting the dots, hence her verbal comments at times are disjointed, e.g. when she says “265 days in a year”, “Lauren (her sister)and I are like Siamese cats” (vs. Siamese twins). Even when Porsha appeared on the Andy Cohen Show and he called her on this, Porsha just smiled and reiterated, “Yes, Lauren and I are close like Siamese Cats.” She did not get that she had incorrectly mis-spoken. On RHOA when she and Lauren were in the pharmacy, Porshsa asked Lauren if she (Porhsa) had used the same word twice, when she used “death” and “funeral” in the same sentence. Lauren told her that “death” and “funeral” are similar.

    With the Underground Railroad, Porsha went to the best private schools in Atlanta. There is no way she was not taught about the history of the Underground Railroad in school, as weii as by her family. But because of (what I feel is) her learning disability, Porsha suffered a disconnect and in her mind the Underground Railroad became an actual Railroad.

    Both Phadera and Kandi, took the time without judgement, to educate Porsha during this espiode, but Porsha’s learning disability prevented her from wrapping her mind around the facts both were trying to convey to her. I would love to test Porsha to determine her cognitive thinking process. Folks,she has difficulty in connecting the dots because there is something physiologically wrong with Porsha. Finding out would be the great educational moment for Bravo’s audience ,as well as hopefully for Porsha.

  • annette

    The woman is developmentally challenged. She’ll probably make millions.

  • LaDarci

    I agree that Porsha snould have known this, we are not talking about a child in elementary school, we are talking about a grown woman! Not to count her grandfather was a civil rights activist! And trying to throw it off on Porsha’s divorce is even dumber than the comment itself, smh……0