Monday, April 28, 2014

Donald Sterling, the Clippers and Asians in Strongman

I cried this morning hearing about the Clippers owner and his racist remarks. I can't imagine what the players and coach must be going through. I am thankful that sports brings these issues to the forefront of our national attention; the fight against prejudice isn't over.

Personally, I had a hard time this weekend at the strongman competition when I checked in as part of the Elite field. Whenever I asked questions about the elite scoring, the volunteers were really surprised when I was asking for myself. I know that my glasses and warm-ups don't make me look very elite to some people but it will always bother me that I am one of the few Chinese guys in a lot of these sports. No matter how many years I compete, I will always feel like I am lucky to be there. I don't get the feeling that I deserve to be there because of my hardwork, it always feels like I must be some kind of anomaly.

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