the outrage when she did this indicates perfectly how disturbing and unsettling it is to the mainstream racist media (and many minds) to note any connection between success and Blackness.
fine, we’ll let you perform and thus indicate your superior abilities, but how dare you attach a signature to this victory? how dare you insinuate that a Black person and Black culture—i.e., Blackness—was in any way responsible for this moment of excellence and celebration?
I don’t even follow sports, but the fact that she apparently got heat for this tells me everything I need to know.
I remember that, people were saying she was representing the Crips ‘cause of the dance and her being from Compton
But… here’s the thing tho.
If she was going to be representing the Crips, she’d be throwing up signs and spelling out her crew with her feet. Y’all just see some jumping around but when Crips are doing it, they’re using specific foot positions and hand moves to represent and identify where they’re from. They could tell where you’re from based on how you C-walk. And given how much inter-Crip beef there has been, that was a pretty important thing.
I’m exceedingly doubtful the officials at the tennis matches are up on this shit (“Oh dear, is that 60th Street?!?”). All they saw was a Black woman celebrating and that was her stepping out of line.
But you know, 20+ year old dances that have made it into the mainstream are still totally gang related. Just like how hoodies are dangerous and dap is terrorist fist jabs.