Black people can’t seem to breathe in their own skin. Or, in the case of a Louisiana weather woman, their hair.
Rhonda Lee, a meteorologist at KTBS 3-TV in Shreveport, La., was reportedly fired over responding to racist Facebook commenters insulting her natural hair, Richard Prince’s Journal-isms reports.
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On Nov. 14, a Facebook commenter by the name of Kenny Moreland criticized KTBS 3-TV’s annual “Three Minute Smile” segment, which gives children a 3-minute shopping spree through a local Walmart. Moreland was not pleased that the past winners were children of color. Below is his comment and Lee’s response:
A month earlier, another Facebook commenter, Emmitt Vascocu, wrote directly about Lee, or his words, “the black lady that does the news.” He mentioned that she needed to wear a wig, saying that her natural hair is not fit for TV.
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