The recent criticism of Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas has brought hair and physical fitness to the forefront within the African American community. In response, the first African American Woman Gold Medalist, Dominique Dawes says “Go Natural” See full interview here.
I don’t think anyone has to worry about Gabby. Her parents? Have done a fine job in that department. The child gave her achievements to her creator. I thank God, my parents instilled natural beauty in us early on. That’s where it all starts u see. Your going to always return to your roots. She is surrounded by positive role models.
Candice Adams Roma says
I’ve never been more disappointed in the black community than in this moment. At a time when we should only be exhibiting pride for what this young, talented girl accomplished, we are harping on something ignorant and petty, like her hair. I actually hesitate to say black community, because I’ve never felt it. Hopefully Gabby realizes that there are so many people who support her of all colors and she’s not looking for anything from her own people.