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Prison Bitch 02-13-2018 07:24 PM

WaPo: Trying to make Team USA look more like America
 
Let's focus on making the NBA look more like America.

Trying to make Team USA look more like America

The U.S. Olympic Committee says it’s taking its most diverse team ever to a Winter Games, an impressive and deserved boast that requires a caveat of sorts. Yes, USOC officials are pleased the team includes more African Americans and Asian Americans — and even the first two openly gay men — than recent winter squads. But they also realize this year’s U.S. Olympic team, not unlike those of most other nations gathering in PyeongChang this week, is still overwhelmingly white.

“We’re not quite where we want to be,” said Jason Thompson, the USOC’s director of diversity and inclusion. “. . . I think full-on inclusion has always been a priority of Team USA. I think everybody’s always felt it should represent every American.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...=.3efc4732dc41

Yes. There's actually a position on our Olympic committee for such garbage.

ForeverChiefs58 02-13-2018 08:06 PM

Inclusion...as long as you’re not white lol

CrazyPhuD 02-13-2018 08:43 PM

Shouldn't the snow be inclusive too? It's nearly 100% white for crying out loud!

kjwood75nro 02-13-2018 08:45 PM

Meritocracy is racist.

Frazod 02-13-2018 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by CrazyPhuD (Post 13416006)
Shouldn't the snow be inclusive too? It's nearly 100% white for crying out loud!

Goddamn racist snow. :cuss:

fan4ever 02-13-2018 08:49 PM

It's astonishing how this bile creeps into just about everything.

Frazod 02-13-2018 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by fan4ever (Post 13416017)
It's astonishing how this bile creeps into just about everything.

It's like a virus.

Garcia Bronco 02-13-2018 09:32 PM

Most the time you earn your spot on a USA team through Merit. Your ethnicity doesn't f****** matter. Unless you're telling me that Team USA, in addition to allowing gymnasts to be abused by a psychopath are also currently practicing racial discrimination.

alpha_omega 02-13-2018 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco (Post 13416090)
Most the time you earn your spot on a USA team through Merit. Your ethnicity doesn't f****** matter. Unless you're telling me that Team USA, in addition to allowing gymnasts to be abused by a psychopath are also currently practicing racial discrimination.

Shazaam!

Prison Bitch 02-13-2018 10:24 PM

What if Trump said the NBA and NFL need to "look more like America"?

CrazyPhuD 02-13-2018 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frazod (Post 13416016)
Goddamn racist snow. :cuss:

We should boycott the Olympic sponsors until they guarantee that yellow and brown snow has equal representation in the Winter Olympics as white snow!:harumph:

jjjayb 02-13-2018 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prison Bitch (Post 13415865)
But they also realize this year’s U.S. Olympic team, not unlike those of most other nations gathering in PyeongChang this week, is still overwhelmingly white.

Newsflash. The United States is also overwhelmingly white. Maybe there's a correlation? :rolleyes:

Rausch 02-14-2018 02:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prison Bitch (Post 13415865)
Let's focus on making the NBA look more like America.

Is America 80% Black?

Because the NBA is...

Prison Bitch 02-14-2018 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rausch (Post 13416323)
Is America 80% Black?

Because the NBA is...

Right, so where is the NBA "director of diversity and inclusion"?


Do they even have one? Don't they need one?

Indian Chief 02-14-2018 07:47 AM

Not that it should matter (and really it doesn't) but what is the racial makeup of the U.S. summer Olympic team? I know it's racist to suggest, but white people tend to gravitate towards sports like hockey and skiing while black people tend to participate in sports such as basketball and track. Genuinely curious.


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