Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud responded Monday to criticism she received for her views on America following two key Supreme Court rulings last week.

Cloud, who helped the Mystics win a WNBA championship in 2019, wrote that the response to her opinion revealed what the «blatant» problem was.

«(Really) though if you just checked my timeline you’ll see what I’m saying,» he wrote. «It’s obvious what the problem is. I think our biggest hurdle in all of this is getting self-centered, ignorant, misinformed, gullible, hateful people to step outside of themselves and really shut their mouths and listen.» to what a non-white experience in America is like. There are inherent privileges that white Americans receive by being born white in this country. That is a fact».


Cloud then reintroduced herself for those who don’t know her. She wrote that she was born near Philadelphia, received a communications degree from Saint Joseph’s University and is an eight-year veteran of the WNBA who is «in love with the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met.»

Natasha Cloud, #9 of the Washington Mystics, handles the ball during the game on July 2, 2023 at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. (Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images)

The guard then wrote about her own family experience living with white parents who worked very hard to help her get to where she needed to be when she was younger. She praised her father for working two jobs and her mother for working and then coming home to cook.

«Back to the point. I was privileged. I believe that everyone who looks like me or doesn’t look like me deserves the same opportunities and resources that I had simply because I grew up in a white family. The reality of this country is that we don’t. do,» he added.

«I will never stop until that happens. I am a servant of my communities. That is what I believe God called me to do with this platform and this career blessing. I am grateful for my life. And I am so proud to be a woman gay black».

Cloud’s latest thread came after he wrote on Twitter Friday that «our country is garbage in so many ways» after the Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action and a case involving artist Lorie Smith.


Natasha Cloud celebrates

Washington Mystics #9 Natasha Cloud and Washington Mystics #21 Tianna Hawkins react against the Atlanta Dream during the second half at Gateway Center Arena on June 30, 2023 in College Park, Georgia. (Alex Slitz/Getty Images)

Cloud spoke out again on Saturday, taking aim at those who criticize her for her comments. She said those critics had to hit her with something better than «moving to Russia or China.»

«I am lucky enough to travel the world for my career. I have been to many countries where I would have my human rights, healthcare, free/assisted education, I don’t have to fear mass shootings or white supremacists, no I don’t have to worry about the highest rates of maternal mortality,” he wrote.

«Less police killings, no mass incarceration based on race, adequate minimum wage, rights to my body as a woman, I WANT TO SAY I CAN MOVE ON.

«Because these are things America is capable of… and when I say trash that’s what I mean. We choose to allow politicians to line their pockets and spew hateful false ideologies to turn us against each other.»

«America is a business.»

The 2019 WNBA champion came up with a hypothesis about whether whites would want to be black.

«If I asked everyone if they wanted to be black in America or part of the LGBTQ+ community during this time in history. They’re lying if they say yes. Everyone sees the disparities. And if they don’t, they’re uninformed, ignorant and /or just plain racist,» he wrote.

«It’s plain and simple.

Natasha Cloud vs. the Storm

Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud, #9, passes the ball around Seattle Storm forward Alysha Clark, #32, during the first quarter of game one of the WNBA Finals at KeyArena. (Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports)

«They’re tired of me telling them they’re racist. I’M TIRED OF THEM BEING RACIST.

«You don’t know me or my heart. But you still hate me right away because of the color of my skin, being gay, and being a woman.

«This is how some of you were raised and trained to think. IT’S WRONG.»

Cloud then had a message for «the outfitters of my religion.» She added, «you are all the people who killed Jesus.»

“Religion in this country is political, it is armed, it is hypocritical, it is disappointing. It is not love. Because God is love. In the purest form.

«Take a good look at how they live their lives in a constant state of hate and judgment. Hypocrisy at its finest.»


On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected the use of race as a factor in college admissions as a violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. On Friday, the high court ruled in favor of Smith, who sued the State of Colorado for its anti-discrimination law that prohibited businesses that offer sales or other accommodations to the public from denying service based on a customer’s sexual orientation.