Gabby Douglas and Other Black Athletes Who Recently Endured Racism

In a recent interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” Gabby Douglas revealed that her former gymnastic teammates called her a “slave” during practice. She felt isolated and thought about quitting the sport.

It proves that sports continues to be plagued by the ignorance of racism.

Unfortunately, Douglas’ sad tale of racism isn’t unique to today’s athletes. Click continue to view other top performing athletes who recently endured overt racism.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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  1. It just goes to show you, you have to have nerves of steel to be Black in this world. White people don’t need to worry what Black people think of them, even when whites have low self-esteem.
    Black people have to have self-esteem made of teflon and the only way to get SELF-ESTEEM is to accomplish/achieve something in life while white’s, or anyone else, is trying to tear you down! That’s like Black people trying to climb a wet muddy hill.

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