We See You Vol. 12: White Journalist Carries On Tradition Of Sexualizing Black Bodies By Telling Ciara To ‘Cover Up’ During National Anthem

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Bonnie Bernstein Trashes Ciara’s Dress

Here’s a secret: Black people’s bodies have been treated as sexual objects for hundreds of years. Black men have had to deal with the “Mandingo” stereotype as men who will “rape” women at any given time. For Black women, they are overly-sexualized as objects of physical desire and denigrated as nothing but bodies for the male gaze. As a result, some White people look at men and women of color and only see sex. That’s why White ladies in Tennessee accuse Cam Newton of “pelvic thrusts” when he does the Dab. And it’s why ESPN correspondent Bonnie Bernstein looked at Ciara and said this:

To her, she only saw a sexualized Black body and didn’t think twice, even though Ciara was wearing a classy gown and was singing the National Anthem. SMH at Bonnie.

That’s because it was. Sigh. Here’s what people thought…

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