Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Olympics- Ice Skating.

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While logging on to the internet yesterday, one of the highlights on my default browser was “Three American Ice Dancing Siblings Won’t Be Dancing for Team USA”. At first, I didn’t bother to look at it but after further questioning  I decided to click on it, and read the article. The article basically stated that three Japanese-American siblings, who will be participating in Ice Skating during the Olympics have chosen not to dance with team USA. Instead, two of the siblings, due to dual citizenship in the United States and Japan, they will be skating for Japan. Meanwhile, the other sibling is taking advantage of her partners rules for his national team, Georgia, and will be skating for them. I find it interesting that these decisions all really come down to the basis of ethnicity and race. Since their is Japanese, and their father is American, they receive the benefits of choosing where they would rather skate. Ultimately, their parents ethnicities have given them more options for something they are passionate about.


Written by lp0812

February 14, 2010 at 12:18 am

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