What’s Happening to Gayle King Can Happen to Any Black Woman

What the controversial reactions can teach us about listening to and respecting Black women

A photo of Gayle King speaking at the Grammy Awards Nominations in November 2019.

TTwenty-one years ago, when an ultrasound revealed I was carrying a baby boy, I cried. I knew his life in America would be hard. I knew this nation could chew Black men up and spit them out. I didn’t want him to…