After the premiere of RHOSLC, most viewers were still reeling from Mary Cosby’s marriage to her grandfather.
But many still had time to fume about a tasteless, ignorant AIDS joke that Jen Shah made on the series premiere.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah is Tongan, Hawaiian, and characterizes herself as “a little bit” Chinese.
She notes with justified contempt that, in the eyes of many of her white neighbors in Salt Lake City, she is “Black.”
“They don’t know any better,” she says.
Her husband, Coach Shah, and two sons, Sharrief Jr. and Omar, are Black — something that impacts her life in multiple ways.
First and most notably, as far as the show is concerned, she notes that she converted from Mormonism to Islam more than two decades ago.
Her reason was race — learning that the Church of Latter-Day Saints had longstanding racist policies that kept Black Mormons out of specific religious positions.
In addition to ensuring that her faith does not invalidate her family, Jen also has to be cognizant of the systemic racism in society.
Her sons cannot go for a jog after dark even in their very safe community.
All that it takes is one white neighbor seeing a …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip