Yesterday when I heard of all the controversy surrounding Gabby Douglas’s hair, I needed to write something about it. As I sat down at my computer last night to rave about the gold metal winning young lady, I thought I may not be the best qualified person to articulate exactly what I wanted to say.
I asked one of my best friends, who I have known since childhood to write up a guest post, from the perspective of a single, childless African American woman. Monique Emery. is one frank, to the point, and doesn’t pull any punches and what she had to say hit the nail right on the head.
I hope you enjoy her take as much as I.
Oh, I see there is talk about Gabby’s hair? The critics must be black women. What else is new? Yeah I said it. Do somethin’!
I should be disgusted. I should be upset. But ladies and gentlemen, this is nothing new. This isn’t unheard of nor am I surprised. African American’s focusing on Gabby’s hair after she has won a gold medal for our country. I will ask all of my fellow African American women, are you surprised? (more…)