Alex Scott became moved as he opened up to the the racism she experienced as a child and the “different energies” towards her white mother, in a new documentary.
The Arsenal legend is among a group of stars, including Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, comedian Munya Chawawa and BBC Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo, who appear in the YouTube series The Outsiders ?, sharing their ordeals to feel different because of race, gender or sexuality.
In one episode, titled Are All Men Created Equal ?, Alex revealed, “Having a white mother, I didn’t understand and began to tap the energies directed at my mother, holding the hands of her two children. which happened to be The Black.
“I was just, ‘Why? Why are they saying this? When my mother received comments while walking down the street, this conversation was not brought up, but I understand why. She was still trying to protect us on so many levels it was almost the elephant in the room, we won’t talk about that.
“We just continue to be the best people we can be,” she added.
Alex then recalled her journey as a professional footballer for Arsenal’s women’s team, starting as a child and screened at the age of eight after participating in a local football competition. One of the youth workers encouraged her to apply for a place in the women’s team and she was signed straight away.
However, despite her obvious talent, Alex admitted that she felt like she “owed” the team just for giving them a chance.
“I felt like I had been given this opportunity; I never wanted to be late, I didn’t want to disappoint anyone because it’s like someone just walked into this area and handpicked me. So now I owe them everything, ”she said.
Little Mix star Leigh-Anne spoke about how comfortable she felt talking about her experience with race issues as a member of the pop group and said: “The whole world is talking about race for the first time in my life and I was just thinking, you know what, like, I’m gonna open it all up.
“I’m just going to let it all hang out, and I’m just going to talk.” I have never been so open. I was so scared, because I thought I was going to offend people, I thought I was going to lose my fans, I thought that no one would understand yet, for so long, feeling like something was going on in your head, and it wasn’t.
“There’s a lot of pressure to be a pop star, there is. But personally, the pros certainly outweigh the cons.
Radio DJ Clara has said that she “hates” that it took the murder of George Floyd and his “blackout.” [her] day labor for the penny to drop ‘with non-blacks.
The foreigners? is available to watch on YouTube Originals.
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