Sports media has used Steph Curry's daughter, Riley, as tabloid fodder in so many ways over the past 48 hours that this reason alone is why I now hope Steph Curry never brings her back to another press conference. Which is a shame. But if he decides to bring her every time from now on I will applaud that as well! I also hope that he knows his child was behaving normal and age appropriately and while for a press person it may have been more difficult than when a child is not present to extract answers from Steph that her presence was totally okay in fact it was downright Girl Power!
Considering my family is filled with sports junkies I have over the span of my life seen multitudes of pressers with children and this is the first that has received so much negative attention. This is what I would call fake drama. Literally some bullshit made up to stir up crisis.
What I have to conclude is that we are witnessing the deeply rooted subconscious social conditioning/intersectionality of sexism and racism being played out in the negative reactions by the media and others to this little black girl who dare to be her damn self. She is literally being stereotyped and shamed in one swoop and I am disgusted yet depressingly not shocked that at 2 years old Riley Curry has already unknowingly faced her first round of the racist patriarchy that will forever be an obstacle in her life.
At one moment during the press conference Riley was waving to the audience and her father briefly thought about stopping her and instead checked himself allowing his daughter be her authentic 2 years old self! Thank you dad for letting your daughter have her voice!
The deep and troubling systemic problem that black females face in a country built on a racist, sexist, homophobic patriarchal foundation which stereotypes some of them literally to death was just played out in such a somewhat passive aggressive manner that I personally almost let it slip by without calling out what was really happening because it took me a moment to articulate what I felt. In a world where girls are THE MOST oppressed group of humans ON THE FACE OF THE PLANET, have some chill you impatient uncouth sports reporters who are trying to silence this toddler.
Steph and Ayesha Curry are doing a flipping fabulous job if that was Riley Curry tired at two years old!