Sunday, April 06, 2008
Only one problem, C. Vivian Stringer wasn't the first African-American cheerleader at Germantown High, and according to the woman who proceeded her by eight years, she knew it. Rather than correct the error, Stringer let the story build as part of her narrative of uphill struggle and even referenced it at her squad's infamous press conference to announce their non-acceptance of talk show host, Don Imus's apology. That day, her were players talking about this anecdote showing the moral compass of their coach, how unintentionally right they were.
Where's Al Sharpton now? What about the rights of Dolores Dantzler, who had to call the New York Times personally, and send them to check the yearbooks? What about her usurped story? Why isn't Stringer getting the George Leary treatment?