Saturday, February 18, 2006

winter olympians of color

who? where? they're not very visible (Cool Runnings notwithstanding). Shani Davis just became the first black person to win an individual gold medal in the history of the Winter Olympics.

And, on a lighter note, there's a funny (if long) article at Slate, "White Snow, Brown Rage," on the lack of brown role models.
"What if Bangladesh, my parents' native land, had the geopolitical muscle to turn an extremely Bangladeshi-friendly activity into an Olympic sport?

Bangladeshis are very good at making things from jute, assembling button-down shirts for export, and organizing crippling general strikes. All of these activities involve tremendous mental dexterity and physical prowess."

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