Another Yahoo So-Called Blogger goes Fishing with “Racial Bait”

The Misleading headline got my attention (as it always does). These people are relentless. Gabby Douglas represented the United States in the Olympics and won two Gold Medals. Every article regarding Gabby on Yahoo News has been negative, and the comments are the typical racist deluge and opinion steering that Yahoo just can’t seem to resist. She spoke of racial bullying. We all know how cruel kids can sometimes be when adults are absent. I added my comment. Well, as you may have guessed, it was censored. However, racial epithets were allowed and encouraged. 

Here’s the story. I’ve provided the link so the racist comments can be read. They are incredible. Yahoo should be ashamed for allowing vile comments. But then again, they got exactly what they wanted:

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/gym-denies-gabrielle-douglas-s-racism-claims.html

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Gym denies Gabrielle Douglas’s racism claims

By Claudine Zap | Yahoo! TV – 8 hours ago

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Gabrielle Douglas, the Olympic gold-medal gymnast, says she was the target of racist bullying at the gym where she first trained. She revealed the claims to Oprah Winfrey on her OWN show, “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” The Virginia gym, Excalibur Gymnastics, has fired back, denying the allegations.

Gabrielle — who says she prefers to be called by her full name, even though her fans call her Gabby — eventually moved to Iowa to train with Shawn Johnson’s Olympic coach. The Olympian told Winfrey in the interview that the girls at the Virginia gym called her a “slave.”

Gabrielle recalled, “One of my teammates was like, ‘Can you scrape the bar?’ And they were like, ‘Why doesn’t Gabby do it, she’s our slave?'” She added, “I definitely felt isolated, I felt ‘Why am I deserving this? Is it because I’m black?'”

The 16-year-old said she finally left the gym when she was 14: “I was scared at my old gym to show my potential… I was just holding back.”

Responding on the site Gymnewstics.com, Randy Stageburg, a former senior international elite gymnast who trained at Excalibur, said, “The accusations that are being made against the gymnasts and coaches are just sickening.”

[Video: Watch Highlights of Gabby’s Talk With Oprah]

Stageburg added, “Gabby was never a victim. In fact, many would say she was one of the favorites. I am not saying that she never felt bullied, because when you are in a sport with a bunch of girls, it is bound to happen. However, anything that she may have felt was never about race, and I can assure you everyone at some point has felt bullied. I never once heard her complain about girls being mean — funny how it is just now coming up.”

Excalibur Gymnastics CEO Gustavo Maure said in a statement to E! News that Gabrielle is lying. “Is Gabrielle a credible person just because she is an Olympic champion? She is not giving any names or dates, leading us to believe that the accusation is fake,” he said. “This wouldn’t be the first time that the media has made up a story. Thousands of gymnasts and families have supported our good conduct and our professionalism during the last 30 years.”

[Video: Kelsey Grammer Opens Up to Oprah About His Divorce]

Gabrielle, who is the first African-American to win the all-around gold medal in women’s gymnastics, withstood critiques about her hairstyle, a ponytail, during the competition. The snarky remarks, Winfrey pointed out, started with African-American women.

The talk show host ranted to the teen, “You know why it sickens me? We’re the only ones who would care to notice, because the whole world is looking at your athletic prowess, and there are a few naysayers — haters — who are on talking about your hair.”

Winfrey added, “I thought your hair was cute. I thought, ‘Oh gee, everyone’s doing the same hairdo.'”

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My censored comment:

If one peruses Yahoo News, most adults will conclude they are the race-bait search company. Many of the articles regarding black Americans – especially the sports news are negative. Many of Yahoo’s amateur bloggers feign to interweave such astute observations with candid fallacies of alleged privilege and superiority that make clear how distorted images of perceived inferiority insinuates their disturbed general tendency to devalue blacks. It only exposes mental incoherence and adolescence. This liberal prick immoral high ground mentality and lazy journalism has gone far beyond its use-by-date and the muck of a subconscious condition adhering to a racist social hierarchy in which they are at the very apex. Extreme subtle racism is highly pernicious and should be classified as mental disease. Our most damaging myths about black Americans – those of a monolithic community of people who are lower class – are nauseating.

A fortiori, left unexplained, is why ascribing it to a particular ethnicity rather than ones own alleged cognitive conclusion is the qualifier. Few think to question these perceptions of bias, or ask how they came to be so deeply lodged in the collective American consciousness. And certainly nothing in yet another example of opinion steering suggests that we can draw any conclusions regarding the basis of interaction of agenticity, patternicity and unabashed racial ignorance.

The compelling event that would play a representation in the ontogenesis of America was the arrival of Africans to Jamestown. The year was 1619. These Africans became indentured servants, comparable in legal disposition to many poor Englishmen who traded several years’ labor in exchange for acceptance into America. Ten slaves were listed in the first census of Jamestown in 1625. The legend propagated the word slave, and did not appear in Virginia records until 1656. Statutes defining the status of blacks began to inadvertently appear in the 1660s.

The inference was that blacks called servants must have the comparable status as whites. Negro indenture, then, was no more than a legal fiction of brief duration in Virginia. Free blacks (yes, there were blacks who were not slaves) would live in a legal limbo until the general emancipation in 1864, unable to stand witness in their own defense against the testimony of any Euro-American.

When white servitude is acknowledged as having existed in America, it is almost always termed as temporary indentured servitude or part of the convict trade, which, after the Revolution of 1776, centered on Australia instead of America. The indentured servants were a minuscule fraction of the great unsung hundreds of thousands of white slaves who had been worked to death in this country from the early 17th century onward. Whites were transported to America under the 1723 Waltham Act. One-half of all the arrivals in the colonies were white and America’s first slaves. They were slaves for life, long before blacks ever were. Children born to them were also enslaved. Whites were auctioned on the block with children sold and separated from their parents, and wives were sold, detached from their husbands. Free black property owners walked the streets of northern and southern American cities while white slaves were worked to death in the sugar mills of Barbados, Jamaica, and the plantations of Virginia.

Before the British slavers landed on Africa’s western coast, they sold their own white working class people (“the surplus poor” as they were known) into slavery. Tens of thousands were kidnapped children. In fact the very origination of the word kidnapped is “kid-nabbed,” the stealing of white children for enslavement originally for exportation to the plantations of North America. The chronicle of white slavery in America comprises the dustiest shelf in the darkest corner of suppressed American history, ignored by dusty minds. There will only be racial understanding when knowledge of historical truths are widespread and all can negotiate from positions of strength and not from fantasies of white privilege and the uniqueness of black suffering  – all stemming from ignorance. Considering the genetic medley of Homo sapiens, the human family cannot be assigned to a definite place or to definite places in a system of perceived white privilege, some stupefying system of class, yet alone classificatory divisions. If those who use racial historical stereotypes are looking through racist-tinted lenses, even the most accurate truths and fact will be the same color as the racial stereotypes – America, the hue of our culture – as brought to you by the visionaries at Yahoo as the purveyors of our nefarious cultural compass. Thus if we want to know how Americans who can’t think for themselves know about blacks, or American history and slavery, we must look at the more general superficial culture in which our lenses are manufactured, or in this case, focused…

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