It’s a lot like how a few years back, before (during, and after) the Super Bowl between Pittsburgh and Chicago we were treated to a non-stop litany on how these were the first two black coaches to make it to the big game, and therefore one would be the first to win it.
Funny thing — if they hadn’t gone out of their way to mention it, I (and many others) would never have noticed the fact. Isn’t that fact that it isn’t “remarkable” the goal of treating everyone equally? It never would have occurred to me to question whether or not Gabby Douglas was the first black all-around gold medalist, because I didn’t see her as a “black” gymnast, but only as an “American” gymnast who delivered a great performance.
Yup.....but idiots will always be idiots and the internet gives them a place to promote their biases.
She is a wholesome all-American girl next door. Wish there were more like her back when I was that age.
But I guess some people seems to only see “black gurl” first and always.
I read an earlier article on this hair thing and could not believe it. They were insulting this lovely girl all over Twitter. Her mother was extremely upset and accused them of trying to destroy her confidence in herself. She went on to lose her last event.
I don’t know if these insults had anything to do with her poor performance, but I know she was dumbstruck by the nastiness she was receiving.
It was a darn shame.
I know, some blacks are on a rampage because she straightens her hair and that means she’s trying to be white, according to them. It couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that a gymnast needs to keep their hair out of their face.
Only liberals look at Gabby’s race. I dont, I look at Gabby and see a great kid with amazing talent. She is indeed a GREAT AMERICAN. She has a strong faith in God, who she quotes daily on her twitter page, leftists hate hearing about God so thats probably why they trash her
I would like to loose the Zulus on these idiots. They would not put up with their idiocy for a minute.
the left now hate her due to her thanking God and because she is not the stereotype the left likes
What do the liberal democrat African-Americans, want Miss Douglas to look like? Buckwheat?
She’s an awesome young lady, and, apparently the best darn little gymnast in the world.
Me, I’d be pretty proud and happy for her.
Some people are never happy.
I bet these people (the complainers) are the same people who go around their neighborhood messing up nice cars and painting on walls because other people are “getting above their station.”
Look who Gabby's biggest supporters are:
Support: Gabby's mother (centre) claimed that her host mother (left) knows 'nothing about her hair'. They witnessed the 16-year-old's gold medal win alongside 2008 Olympic gymnastics medalist Shawn Johnson
Why include this quote? I understand the person saying it is black and was probably resorting to hyperbole to make a point or else said it in the heat of the moment, but that shouldn't shield the fact that it is an ugly statement no matter who says it. Throw "some" in front of it and toss in every other color and that's fine, but as a blanket statement about an entire group of people it is unfair and the use of it plays into the stereotype of conservatives as being anti-black.
I mean, come on. Are black people really without honor? Are they really not only idiots but beyond all hope of ever being anything but idiots? Is this really what you are "punctuating" here by using that quote?