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Too Fast to Be a Woman

When South African track star Caster Semenya won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games, critics claimed “she was cheating and had no right to compete with other women” because she performed more like a man,” said Anima Adjepong, professor of sociology at Simmons University. The furor showed that Black gender and sexuality are depicted as “excessive or not adequate,” said Adjepong.

Source: Black Agenda Report


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