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Why People of Color Look Past Medal Counts When Rooting for Olympians

July 29, 2021

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Presented by School of Kinesiology

U-M School of Kinesiology professor and director of the Center for Race and Ethcnity in Sport, Ketra Armstrong, discusses why people of color root for the commonality of the struggle when watching the Olympics. The games are full of meaning for people of color because they can recognize how white supremacy has impacted them and celebrate overcoming those obstacles.

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