Black Girl Magic and the 2016 Olympics: The Water and Oil of Black Athleticism

Over the past two weeks, I have watched Black girl after Black girl medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Simone Biles has dominated gymnastics. Simone Manuel did the same in swimming. Michelle Carter won gold in shot put. And, while I felt immense pride watching each of them claim victory in their respective sports, I can’t lie and say that I wasn’t conflicted about it all. Continue reading “Black Girl Magic and the 2016 Olympics: The Water and Oil of Black Athleticism”