Thursday, August 20, 2009

Here We Go Again...

The "privileged white" get on my damn nerves! Anytime there is a person with brown skin that does exceptionally well they have to change the rules.

Caster Semenya is an 18 year old from South Africa who won Gold for the women's 800 meters in Berlin Germany. She has been ordered by the International Association of Athletics Federation to undergo sex-determination testing...yes you read correctly.

It seems to me that BEFORE you allow someone to compete that you would know that everyone participating have met all of the requirements to compete. The IAAF wait until AFTER she kicks ass on the track to question whether she is male or female?!
Is this something that all participants must ask... NO it isn't. It isn't fair but really is ever when the "privileged white" are involved.

So if the IAAF's criteria for this testing has to do with the aesthetic then they need to be a checkin' a lot more athletes on both the men's and women's teams!!!

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