Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/3/12
Hair we go. Gabby Douglas made history Thursday night. And we, black folks, repeated it. For the better part of two evenings, while America's sweetheart led the U.S. to team gold and then held off two Russians for a historic individual gold in the prestigious all-around, black folks debated her hair via social media. Comedian Chris Rock, the producer of the 2009 documentary Good Hair, had to be at home cackling and rolling a blunt. Our $9 billion-yearly obsession with straightening, lengthening, curling, coloring and Europeanizing our hair was interfering with celebrating Gabby's total domination of the Summer Olympic's top sport. Look, I'm an expert on inappropriate, poorly timed joking tweets, but this was a child ascending to new heights and, one leap at a time, elevating the very people ridiculing her. "For real though nobody wanted to go to London to do Gabby Douglas' hair." "Gabby Douglas is a beast. I wish her mama would do something about her hair though." Search "Ga...
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