Keyon Harrold Jr. is the son of Grammy-winning jazz musician Keyon Harrold, who was within the lodge foyer when Ponsetto attacked his son. “If we were a family that didn’t have these connections … if I was a maid, this story wouldn’t have hit the news. What about those people that don’t get to get heard?” Harrold Jr.’s mom, Kat Rodriguez, said at a rally on Wednesday.
What can we learn about Ponsetto?
Ponsetto is 22 years previous and lives in California. Ponsetto has recognized herself as Puerto Rican, however, as Refinery29 author Jasely Molina recently noted, that facet of her identification would not exempt her from anti-Blackness.
How does Gayle King determine into all this?
Ponsetto gave the interview heard ’round the world on Friday, telling CBS “This Morning” host Gayle King, “I consider myself to be super sweet,” including: “I do, sincerely from the bottom of my heart, apologize that if I had made this son feel as I assaulted him or hurt his feelings.” When King pressed Ponsetto on why she felt the necessity to bodily assault a Black 14-year-old, Ponsetto dismissively minimize her off with a hand wave, saying, “Alright, Gayle, enough.” Sharon Ghatan, Ponsetto’s lawyer, insisted that the incident was “not about race.”
Finally…what’s up with that “Daddy” hat?