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touched by an angel (della) reese
I can’t bring myself to apologize for the newsletter being late but I do feel for you if you were bothered by this. Full disclosure, I’m on a “vacation from work.” I put this in quotes because I never really take time off so it’s new for me, but I deserve and so do you.
So hi. I hope the holy week treated you well, or whateva! Let’s talk about… one thing— keep in mind I’m on a tropical island, stealing someones internet to write this so wherever I may lack…please be over my shoulder.
Lastly, did you know you can reply to this email to talk to me/suggest topics/profess your love if you really needed to? If not, just
BLACK GIRL MAGIC, WHITE GIRL TRAGIC
I won’t pretend to care about sports but I am very invested in black winning. This past week, the very black Louisiana State University won a big basketball championship situation over very white but-still-good-at-ball Iowa, 102 to 85. It very much gave Bring It On
One of the stars of the LSU team Angel Reese — is just literally that girl. She’s confident, and she’s good and not a quiet token so she’s bound to ruffle feathers.
She came under fire for “taunting her opponent” while appropriating Tony Yayo (the white wrestler got it from Yayo also)’s infamous hand to face gesture.
This VERY same gesture which white Iowa star Caitlin had done to Angel without any comment.
A lot of weird people took issue with Angel as if she had committed a crime. Aren’t sports supposed to be competitive? Hell— I’m competitive about my little ad job (where the work I do… people turn the commercial for.)
I was pretty taken aback by the media coverage of the hand motion. The racial disparities are blatant and anyone who can’t see that doesn’t want to. It reminded me of Katrina coverage to be honest:
Angel spoke pretty gracefully about some of the criticism she’s received:
In a very classy move, Caitlyn spoke up for Angel against the haters…I need my opps to do this.
Caitlyn is not the “tragic” white girl I’m speaking of in the title of this story… that would be Jill Biden. Jill came out of her face to suggest that she would be inviting Iowa (the losers) alongside LSU to the White House….for what?
No losers have ever been invited after a championship game, so why would we go against tradition. Some people are going to lose, and they don’t need to be celebrated for it. That’s just apart of life!
Black people get little win and here comes someone trying to diminish it by any means necessary.
Moral of the story is regardless of how hard you work, or how much success you have… “people” are always going to take some kind of issue with you if you don’t go out of your way to comfort their insecurities. Especially if you black.
I just feel like their therapist’s job…not mine.
Anyway, I’ll leave you with the
theme song because I feel we all need to be:
till next time!