Nene Leakes deserves grace. There, I said it. While we’re used to seeing the Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) alumna effortlessly juggling entrepreneurship, motherhood and God knows what else, it shouldn’t be lost upon us that she’s a human just like us. These past few years have primarily been rough for the Georgia peach, as she recently laid her late husband to rest while finding herself embroiled in a sticky lawsuit.

Additionally, the woman who was once the poster child of one of the most-watched television franchises now finds herself at odds with her former network home. A situation I’m sure both parties never saw coming. Regardless of your feelings on Nene or her position, she’s still owed the same grace that so many of her non-Black counterparts receive.