Porsha Williams Recalls Her First Experience with Racism at Age 6

Porsha Williams is reflecting on the first time she faced racism when she was just a child.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star joined Andy Cohen and fellow guest W. Kamau Bell on Monday's Watch What Happens Live, and she opened up about facing off against violent bigots in Georgia while protesting alongside her grandfather.

"I was about 6 years old when I went to my first march," Williams said, explaining that she attended the event with her grandfather, famed civil rights leader and dedicated activist Hosea Williams. "I was excited to go. You know, as a little kid, you finally get to go to work with your granddad… and we get out there and I'm excited."

However, she said it wasn't long into the march before she was "smacked in the face with racism" in a very real way.

"We came across Ku Klux Klan who decided they were going to protest our protest. They threw rocks at us, and I actually got hit with one. They chased us all the way back to our buses," Williams recalled. "They called us the N-word and any other word you could imagine the KKK would be calling us." 

While the event could have been a scarring one, Williams said she can now look back at "what I was a part of" and it makes her "feel empowered."

"I didn't understand it [at the time]. So of course after that there was a conversation with my dad when I got home, to let me know that, 'Some people do hate you, even though you may be trying to do a good thing,'" she said. "But what I got out of that is to keep going regardless. I never saw my grandfather stop. I never saw my dad stop, and the movement is still continuing on."