As The Root observed, white folks worked overtime to humble LSU forward Angel Reese for taunting Caitlyn Clark and her Iowa Hawkeyes in the NCAA Women’s Championship. This outrage wasn’t present when Clark was the one throwing shots, but as we know America loves to humble Black women.
Reese and her team were ultimately victorious, though that didn’t matter to detractors. However, this isn’t the first time Black women have been disrespected in the realm of professional sports. Here are more examples of the unwarranted mistreatment.