Williams says she plans to "do Black women justice. Do our culture justice. I can only hope to touch on the magic that are Black women" on the Bravo reality show. "That Williams is joining RHONY with such a clear mission is exciting, and she’s absolutely right: This show has never had a lens on Black people at all, which is shocking for a city like New York City, whose history and development is inextricably intertwined with Black political movements, art, music, writing, and fashion," says Joan Summers. "Now, Williams will slot herself into a cast that has never seemed to care much about Black people, or people of color at all; for almost a decade now, the Real Housewives of New York has been heavily criticized for their classist comments about less wealthy, more racially diverse areas of the Big Apple; cast members like Ramona Singer or Dorinda Medley regularly proclaim that they avoid going to Brooklyn or south of 42nd Street. The cast, as far as I can remember, has never stepped foot in Harlem or Queens, and if they did, they certainly never made a habit of it. The last time any of them appeared in the Bronx, back in 2017, was with the express purpose to make fun of it, as sneering onlookers."