I can’t even with this kind of garbage anymore. Police brutality? She becomes the first black American to win gold in Olympic swimming and then she uses that platform to shame our men and women in blue with her uneducated, perception of a distorted and twisted claim.
How dare she.
In Rio on August 11, Simone Manuel finished the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 52:70 and tied with 16-year-old Penny Oleksiak from Canada. The two both technically won and now share an Olympic record. Unfortunately, in an interview regarding her first place win, the American Olympian decided to go a little off topic – a little to the left, to be more precise.
“It means a lot, especially with what is going on in the world today, some of the issues of police brutality,” she said. “This win hopefully brings hope and change to some of the issues that are going on. My color just comes with the territory.”
With just one line, Manuel managed to embarrass the nation by displaying her ignorance and putting her entitlement mentality out for the world to see. Sadly, she wasn’t done there as she then went on to complain about the color of her skin.
“It is something I’ve definitely struggled with a lot,” Manuel said. “Coming into the race I tried to take [the] weight of the black community off my shoulders. It’s something I carry with me. I want to be an inspiration, but I would like there to be a day when it is not ‘Simone the black swimmer.’”
Clearly, she doesn’t know how ridiculous she sounds. After all, she’s currently getting all the attention that she is receiving solely on account of the color of her skin. If anything, you’d think she’d be thankful for it. Is Oleksiak making the same headlines for winning gold? No. Why? Because she wasn’t black.
The situation is heavily skewed in favor of Manuel on account of her skin color, and all she wants to do is whine about it. She even went so far as to say, “The title of black swimmer suggests that I am not supposed to win golds or break records” – but once again, she’s wrong.
Wait… so she does not want to be identified as Simone the black swimmer? Ok. So on one hand she’s a proud black American who wants to be a inspiration for her black community. Yet on the other she does not want to be identified as being the first black olympic winner for swimming. It seems to me the only person who is shaming skin color here, is herself.
Otherwise, why not be proud to be ‘Simone the black swimmer’?
Racism is a bunch of nonsense. It’s one of the oldest forms of division among the human race since the beginning of time. It’s just a shame, we choose to continue the cycle of ignorance and pride.
It’s a shame…and it’s stupid.
#backtheblue despite the babbling dum-dums who embrace the ‘stupid’ and disregard the facts.