Serving Realness: Naomi Osaka and the Importance of Black Self-Care
On this episode of democracy-ish, Danielle and Toure have a lot of questions.
Naomi Osaka, who is the number-two-ranked female tennis player in the world, was willing to pay a fine instead of participating in media interviews at the French Open.
Osaka, who is half Black and half Japanese, cited the need to protect her mental health. But the French Tennis Federation ejected her from the competition.
Coming on the heels of gymnast Simone Biles’ truly epic achievement (and a score that didn’t remotely match), we have to ask: F**kery, or abject racism?
As the attacks on critical race theory continue, how can we teach Black kids to navigate the challenges they’ll face?