Video | Melissa Harris Perry & Daughter Parker’s Co-Interview With Gabriele Douglas

Really appreciated the interview MHP and her daughter Parker had with Gabby Douglas. It was a smart move to get another young black pre-teenage girl interview Gabby, ask the quesitons that are dear to young girls, and receive the answers straight from Gabby herself. Thanks Melissa, Parker, and Gabby. You all did us proud today.

I’ll have to buy Gabby’s book. It looks like a pretty good read.

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10 Responses to Video | Melissa Harris Perry & Daughter Parker’s Co-Interview With Gabriele Douglas

  1. Yes this was a good interview.

  2. rikyrah says:

    This made me smile on so many levels.

    As a longtime fan of women’s gymnastics, I never thought Dominique Dawes got her ‘ due’ for her performance at the Atlanta Olympics. I have always been thankful that the First Lady brought Dominique into the fold as she went forth with Let’s Move.

    Then, to watch Gabrielle Douglas, who nobody gave any credit to…to come up and not only help lead the TEAM to Gold, but also get that INDIVIDUAL GOLD, by LEADING FROM BEGINNING TO END….was just so incredibly satisfying. This poised, intelligent young lady who had the courage to leave her home and go to IOWA of all places to train…and to just let her own talent and determination see her through to the Gold Medal Stand.

    They tried to come down on her for being HONEST about the racism and bullying that she experienced. That she should just be ‘ quiet’ about it, and be ‘ grateful’ for what she accomplished – like she didn’t earn it. Like telling her story wouldn’t help other little Black girls, telling them about folks telling a CHILD that she should get a NOSE JOB, instead of being proud of her ethnic features. That she would have been told this is ridiculous.

    Seeing that poised young Parker, talking to poised Gabrielle Douglas, was a testament to BLACK MOTHERHOOD- both Melissa and Gabrielle’s mother.


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    • Ametia says:

      Thanks for sharing this. Gabby’s an inspriation to black girls everywhere. And Parker, there’s only the best yet to come for her.

  3. vitaminlover says:

    Awwwww! Young Miss Parker is a doll!

  4. rikyrah says:

    How utterly DIVINE was this segment?

    So much that could be said, but all I could do was just smile.

    • Ametia says:

      Take your time, Rik. We know you’ve got something sublime to say. Do share when you can. I loved how Gabby handled that question on the “mean girl/ bullying” question. It could not have been easy for her, and yet she triumped.

      A blessing for someone as young as Gabby to talk about her FAITH.

  5. This was wonderful! Good for Parker! Good advice about standing up to a bully.

    Go, Gabby Douglas! Go, Parker!

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