Why #Simone #Manuel’s #Olympic gold medal in #Swimming matters

“I would like there to be a day where there are more of us and it’s not ‘Simone, the black #Swimmer,”’ the #Olympic gold medal winner #Simone #Manuel said.

“The title ‘black swimmer’ makes it seem like I’m not supposed to be able to win a gold medal or I’m not supposed to be able to break records and that’s not true because I work just as hard as anybody else. I want to win just like everybody else.”

The crude stereotype, that black people are less buoyant than white people, has been debunked, but it remains the case that certain sports are seen as the preserve of particular races.

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37057236http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37057236

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