I can’t wait to see the interview that Oprah does with Gabby Douglas, two-time gold medal winning gymnast, on her show, Oprah’s Next Chapter. It will air on August 26th. (My birthday! Win!)
I hope Oprah does touch on the impact of: media bigotry, White racism (such as people suggesting that she didn’t earn her spot on the team, and worse, because apparently, MATH and NUMERICAL SCORES are “subjective” now) and Black internalized White supremacy (as far as the hair comments and politics surrounding Black hair) on her.
However, I want most of the interview to be about Gabby’s life. What her overall Olmypic experience was like. Her perspectives on things. Her joy. Her happiness. Whether or not she will attend Spelman (or what colleges interest her). What she wants for her future.
I look forward to it.