When Stars Experience Racism

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  • Tamera Mowry-Housley
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West
  • Gabby Douglas
  • Leona Lewis
  • Darius Rucker
  • Rihanna
  • Halle Berry
  • Amandla Stenberg
  • Mariah Carey
  • Shemar Moore
  • Nina Davuluri, Vanessa Williams
  • Condola Rashad
  • Anika Noni Rose
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Oprah Winfrey

Gabby Douglas

The Olympic gymast became America's sweetheart when she brought home the gold, but not everybody was ready to throw her a parade. Douglas later opened up to Oprah Winfrey about painful memories of teammates who allegedly bullied her, even using racial slurs and calling her a "slave." Douglas said, "I definitely felt isolated, I felt 'why am I deserving this? Is it because I'm Black?'"

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