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On the wake of Gabby Douglas’ gold medal winning performance of the individual event in

the 2012 Summer Olympics, the commenting elite give us their unique brand of ignorance.
Never mind that she is the first black gymnast to win this event. The focus was, of course,
on her hair. “How she couldnt find another hairdresser in London or bring her own stylist
with her?”

Really? Really ?!?!?

It’s shit like that that makes me want to disassociate myself with my race. We can’t even
be celebratory of a once in a lifetime event without somehow tearin it down. To those
dumb bitches who tweeted those comments, find a purpose in life. Recognize achievement.
Overstand the years of preparation, hardship, and drive that was necessary for Gabby to get
there at just 16. Must sting to see that while you were ready to give birth to your second
child at that age. Bottom line, don’t throw rocks at greatness when you have only achieved
minor life goals. Learn to be great and support and promote it within our community. I will
forever defend it and call out dumb asses making us look foolish as a whole. Hair!?


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