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On Shiva Keshavan – “White Snow, Brown Rage” – WTF???

In India on February 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Reihan Salam has a rant up on Slate about India’s Shiva Keshavan’s Winter Olympics run. To be fair it is a reprint piece from 2006 that ends like this:

“So, I’m giving up on the Winter Olympics. Like a latter-day Marcus Garvey, I recommend that brown men abandon the white man’s “winter games.” Instead, we will master ancient Indian sports like kalaripayattu, kabbadi, and, who can forget, kho-kho. And all will be well.”

Dear Slate and Salam – was the race card play really needed? How about we just root for Shiva Keshavan for his amazing perseverance in the face of all kinds of adversity? Let’s not demean and sully it by packaging it in some other person’s  “brown rage.”

Meanwhile, Shiva Keshavan is came in 29th place. Results here.


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