The Olympic gold medalist who took home the gold for her individual performance and for her work as part of the American team, tells the talk show host that things got so bad, she threatened to quit. That’s because the devil knew what was in store for her.
“I felt I was being bullied and isolated from the group and they treated me not how they would treat their other teammates,” Douglas told Winfrey during the interview. “I definitely felt isolated. I felt like, why am I deserving this? “Is it because I’m black? Like, those thoughts would go through my mind.”
Mm, wonder how those heifers are treating her now?
Douglas, who scored two gold medals at this summer’s London Olympics, added that some of her teammates at her native Virginia Beach, Va., gym would sometimes use racial slurs against her.
“One of my teammates was like, ‘Could you scrape the bar?” she recalled. “And they were like, ‘Why doesn’t Gabby do it, she’s our slave?”
Earlier this summer, Douglas’ hairstyle became a point of discussion among Olympic fans, a fact that mystified the athlete.
“Where’s this coming from? Are you kidding me? What’s this about my hair,” she told the Daily News. “I gel it up, put some clips in it and put it in a bun. People shouldn’t be worried about that.”
To overcome cruelty, prejudice and adversity from people outside your race is one thing but to be criticized and ridiculed by your own people about something so petty as her hair, is just ridiculous!
Gabby sat down with Oprah last night on OWN. To read more of that interview click here!