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Appalling lack of diversity on someUS olympic teams

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Why are we still fielding all-white teams in 2016?
 

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Why are we still fielding all-white teams in 2016?

Cause they were the best in those fields?

Who knows.
 

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Why are we still fielding all-white teams in 2016?

Uhm do you have any factual evidence that athletes are being discriminated against?
 

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Well the US mens basketball team is almost 100% black.. so.., as is the athletics team. Your top female gymnast is black too.. as is your top female tennis player. So... much to do about nothing, unless you talking about the lack of asians or something.
 

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Well the US mens basketball team is almost 100% black.. so.., as is the athletics team. Your top female gymnast is black too.. as is your top female tennis player. So... much to do about nothing, unless you talking about the lack of asians or something.

I like Asians. Pity about them.
 

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apparently because those were the best candidates in those sports. In other sports it's different.
 

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Perhaps we should ask what the goal is?
To send our best athletes to represent our nation, people who have won their place through competition,
or rather follow some other criteria based on race?
 

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Cause they were the best in those fields?

Who knows.

Or perhaps the US Olympic team could do more to recruit swimmers of color?

Whenever you see something where predominately white people have reached the top, the only conclusion you can really reach is that white privilege helped them get there?
 

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Or perhaps the US Olympic team could do more to recruit swimmers of color?

Whenever you see something where predominately white people have reached the top, the only conclusion you can really reach is that white privilege helped them get there?

No, that's not the only conclusion. That's the only conclusion a racist could come up with.
 

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Why are we still fielding all-white teams in 2016?

You forgot the picture of the basketball team. What a pathetic attempt to create something out of nothing. Even other "progressives" can't defend this one.
 

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Someone doesn't understand meritocracy. These people got on these teams because they EARNED it. You know how they earned it? By being the best at their sport. The idea of diversity is idiotic. The best ought to win. Those who do not win were not the best. You don't get extra brownie points because you have a different gender or skin color or sexual orientation. We send the best we have to the Olympics. It doesn't matter if they're all black or all white, if they're all male or all female. It matters only that they are the best.

The progressive mentality is idiotic.
 

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We need affirmative action in sports now.
 
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