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The one-sided view of Naomi Osaka’s heritage – phillytrib.com


Articles about Naomi Osaka tends to skip this important fact — about her Haitian heritage. This omission has generated many online conversations. One headline next to her family photo for instance reads, “Maybe This Naomi Osaka Family Photo Will Get Reporters to Finally Stop Reporters From Ignoring Her Black Heritage.”

One online blogger posed this question, “Why are they only focusing on Naomi Osaka’s Japanese heritage and not a mention of her Haitian background? She is proud of both and she is the first from both countries to make such an achievement.”

Another noted that “Naomi Osaka is Japanese.” She’s Haitian not just Japanese and she’ll quickly remind people about that, but reporters continue to diminish her Haitian heritage.

Source: Caribbean Currents: The one-sided view of Naomi Osaka’s heritage | Commentary | phillytrib.com

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