Cheer for Black girls with orange hair, long nails, tats, and lashes

Even as she started her iconic race, the shade and doubts of the announcer questioned her speed but also condescended toward her signature style. Flaming orange lace front wig, full set of long acrylic nails, tattoos, and, of course, the confidence of a champion. The commentator listed these characteristics as if they were a liability juxtaposed alongside her speed. “The hair, the nails, the attitude … but the speed.”

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