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

Gayle King speaks during the 62nd Grammy Awards Nominations at CBS Broadcast Center on November 20, 2019 in New York City. Photo: John Lamparski/WireImage/Getty Images

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…