Remember how much everyone loved Gabby Douglas at the Olympics...loved her story...her smile...her personality. What a proud moment for America. We are all one and all that.
Seems Gabby went on Oprah and told a little more about her story then some folks wanted to hear. Seems like every African American who ever lived her story included the story of racism.
Some white folks just don't want to hear that. They just know she is making it all up. They just have no use for these "pampered" sports stars who have the damn gall to complain about anything. I mean, shouldn't these uppity black athletes just be thankful that the good old USA has given them the opportunity they have? Shouldn't they just keep their mouth's shut and sing out behind the barn (or the wood shed, or wherever the singin' is supposed to be going on) and entertain white America. These white Americans long for the days when blacks knew what was "good for them" and were all "happy." These white Americans long for a day that never was and sure as hell never will be.
One thing about America remains tried and true and that is white supremacy and white skin privilege...You may be a "star," you may have a good job, you may even have political power, hell, you may even be the President of the United States, but damn-it all, you are still supposed to remember that you ain't white and that you have your place and you are never to forget it. Sure, some white Americans are much more likely to take a mosey to you if you happen to be a member of the middle or upper class, but not all of them, and virtually none of them have rid themselves of the evil of racism and white supremacy. White people still think America is supposed to be WHITE and all those other folks, well, they aren't really quite American and are really quite ready for prime time.
The following is from the Edge of Sports.