Well, Ryan Lochte and his merry band of swimmers, who probably didn’t get robbed in Rio, sure, but this raises some interesting points about who is getting left out. This is especially noticeable with so many athletes of color doing so very well.
From Tracy Everbach, writing for the blog of the Society of Professional Journalists diversity committee:
An academic term called incognizant racism can explain some of the racist and sexist coverage we have seen in the 2016 Summer Olympics. The term refers to an unintentional bias on the part of journalists, who adopt the dominant white and male values of society and pass them along to the public through daily coverage. We have seen several examples of this phenomenon in the Olympics.
And thanks, Jac, for the link.