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What Happened to Sha’Carri Richardson Wouldn’t Happen to a White Athlete

The way she is being treated goes to show the inherent racism in sports

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My Grandma Jane always used to say: “Don’t forget, as a Black person, if you do something wrong, the world will not treat you the same way they treat a White person. The world will treat you a lot more harshly.”




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Rebecca Stevens A.

Rebecca Stevens A.

I write about racism, but there are so many other things I would like to write about instead. Help me dismantle racism so that I can get to that.

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