The earth we live upon and the lives we live offer interesting commentary for those such as me. With the self serving comment of me clarifying what I am attempting to offer in the form of commentary I ask you to endure me and not take my commentary personally unless you can apply the thoughts.
As of the 2012 Summer Olympics many living within the African-American; Black; Negro, etc….community were not familiar with the name of an American Teen Girl of Color making history on the world stage with over 40 million people watching.
As I read and viewed some of the commentary regarding Gabby Douglas I was able to see two views of the same subject regarding Gabby Douglas. Now, I must confess as the writer of this article I must determine how the two views should be presented. One way is to list each view separately or alternate the two views.
Also, as the writer I would ask you not to form an opinion about the two views but engage in conversations with your family, neighbors, co-workers and friends and talk about what the different views of thought represent.
Please remember this is just my commentary on what is being discussed regarding The American Teen Girl of Color, Gabby Douglas. Young Ms. Gabby has won the first Gold Medal as an American Teen Girl of Color as all round gymnast.
There is no real understanding of the magnitude of the impact this American Teen Girl of Color effectively cracked the glass ceiling of the all around gymnast competition.
There is no real understanding of the magnitude of the choices this young American Teen Girl of Color had to make at such a young age. Gabby Douglas dared to want to be the very best she could and she had the will to fight for her dream.
There is no real understanding of the magnitude of this young lady winning TWO GOLD MEDALS and what the image of her represents to over 40 million viewers around the earth.
There is no real understanding of the magnitude of the sacrifices her Mother made by sacrificing a portion of her child’s life to a family she knew nothing about.
There is no real understanding the magnitude of the thoughts the Mother had after she allowed her daughter to leave the protection and love of her presence.
There is no real understanding of the magnitude of the impact of the life lessons of Gabby Douglas’s Mother. Or how those life lessons were the driving spirits which lead to Gabby Douglas winning as of this writing Two GOLD MEDALS.
Now can you imagine for just a moment…the image of Gabby Douglas could represent any impoverish teen of color anywhere in the world. There is no real understanding the magnitude of the impact this Teen of Color represents around the world.
With such a grand representation how could anyone focus on anything else that is not of a greater magnitude. Well… I pray this come as a surprise for you to think there are others who could not find a stronger view to offer commentary about other than Ms. Gabby Douglas hair.
Think about it, for what this young girl accomplished there are those who’s greatest concern is this Olympians hair, which had absolutely no impact on her skills, intellect, her instinct to dare to ask her mother to allow her to push harder to succeed.
There are those who may have had the “hair” conversation in the presence of their young daughter. Can you imagine the magnitude of the impact the “hair” conversation on many young girls here in the land known as theU.S.A.?
Now there is a young girl of color who has won two GOLD MEDALS and the " haters” can offer only commentary regarding Gabby Douglas’s hair. Think about it there is commentary about this young girl’s hair.
Some think the way Gabby wore “HER” hair as she competed and the world of over 40 million watched was not up the level of those who put on swim suits and will not get their store purchased hair wet. .
Gabby’s, appearance on the world stage in the view of some which offer commentary is her hair should have been on the 9’s. The view of some is Gabby should have adorned a ponytail purchased from a vendor who did not look like her or would plant seeds back into her community.
You got to understand the mindset of anyone who places more emphasis on how their daughter looks as to what their daughter can and will accomplish.
It was interesting the commentary about how one gets to where they are in life is often view by others not knowing the magnitude of what the person endured to reach their goal. Gabby Douglas can lift up her at least TWO GOLD Medal’s and those of us who have watched her know the image portrayed around the earth was indeed of a young black girl from theUSA.
I trust as you read this commentary you did not form an opinion regarding one view or the other. Remember…you are ask to discussed the different view points and engage in conversations with your family, neighbors, co-workers and friends and talk about the different views of thought represented by the people you invest your time with.