Much has been made of Gabby Douglas’ hair by the self-haters in the black community. Lost on these people, who happen to have a very low self-esteem, is the fact that Gabby Douglas has achieved something they never will – two Olympic gold medals and a place in American history.
Separately, Fox News is hating on Gabby Douglas and other Olympians for not being patriotic enough to the American flag. Um, really? Conservative black radio host David Webb suggested that Gabby and her teammates weren’t showing enough patriotism by sporting a red, white and blue outfit or the gold medalist at least wrapping herself up in an American flag. He claims it was a defiant stance against America. Um, no, it’s nothing more than right wing bullsh*t. Another controversy manufactured by Fox News. David Webb is oblivious to the fact that he looks like a fool:
“We’ve also lost over time that jingoistic feeling,” he said. “You know, the National Anthem, we sing it at baseball games. I think the National Anthem should be followed with, “Play ball.” It’s kind of an American thing. We’ve lost a little of that, you know, saying The Pledge of Allegiance. And I think that plays over into some of this soft acceptance. You know what? Red, white and blue – wear it. Wave it. Be proud to be an American. It’s not a political issue. But they make it a social issue.”
Back to the issue of black hair, here’s a song from India Arie that sums it up quite nicely — I am not my hair…