kneeling football season done and over with, Olympic fever is sweeping the nation. Time for fancy lads skate-dancing in tights and competitive rock sliding. Jokes aside, the luge is alright. Unfortunately, the Olympics are just as prone to political correctness as the other sports. The US Olympic Commission is lamenting Team USA being too white.
The U.S. Olympic Committee says it’s taking its most diverse team ever to a Winter Games, an impressive and deserved boast that requires a caveat of sorts.
Yes, USOC officials are pleased the team includes more African Americans and Asian Americans — and even the first two openly gay men — than recent winter squads. But they also realize this year’s U.S. Olympic team, not unlike those of most other nations gathering in PyeongChang this week, is still overwhelmingly white.
“We’re not quite where we want to be,” said Jason Thompson, the USOC’s director of diversity and inclusion. “. . . I think full-on inclusion has always been a priority of Team USA. I think everybody’s always felt it should represent every American.”
Yeah, God forbid a country that’s predominately white have a majority-white Olympic team. Those racist whiteys never take a break!
I guess recruiting the best America has to offer is out of the question these days. Who needs a 6-foot-5 honky with a mean slapshot who took his first steps on ice. Forget about him. We’ll get the 5-foot-0 Latinx transgender who can’t even lace up his/her/xe’s blades. Because diversity.
Meritocracy is steadily dying. Your qualifications don’t matter anymore, only your melanin content. I believe it was Martin Luther the King who said something about judging people by the color of their skin, not the content of their character. Well, mission accomplished.