Over the summer, while a traffic reporter in Las Vegas, she shared a screenshot of an from a viewer who said her natural hairstyle must be hard to clean and "smell bad. Awards and nominations[ edit ].
Synopsis[ edit ] Thick: And Other Essays is a collection of essays "about how American culture treats black women". McMillan Cottom states that while Obama still might be hopeful for the progress of white America, eoman is Black America that she finds reassuringly hopeful and steady.
The woman also said she would stop watching the news channel. Courtesy Demetria Obilor Obilor, 26, has been a traffic reporter at wwoman station for two weeks.
People are going to critique you, people are going to qoman mean things about you,'" she said. You're absolutely gorgeous. When Obama identified more with Blackness than with whiteness, white voters went with someone who embodied whiteness more thoroughly.
The purpose of the collection is to contribute to and encourage scholarly conversation and content for black women. She said it's time to set a new standard in society and not allow this to happen any longer. She goes on to explain how navigating life as a young academic of color was tricky as she had to find a place for her work and a place in which her voice could thrive.
This isn't the first time Obilor has been attacked over her looks. As she progressed and was able to walk, she also had to adjust to life as a Black academic. Chance The Rapper retweeted a post about Obilor that has been liked overtimes.
Rhonda Lee, a former meteorologist in Louisiana was fired for responding to a viewer who said her natural hairstyle didn't "look good on TV. Wednesday morning, a woman on Facebook posted a photo of WFAA Channel 8 Thivk traffic reporter Demetria Obilor wearing a red dress, criticizing the way she looked in her dress. The post has since been taken down.
She has dun received support on social media, with people thanking her and telling her she is beautiful. Duster A woman's comments that an African-American female news reporter in Dallas "looks ridiculous" in her clothes has sparked outrage on social media.