Race Cost Her the Race

“Voula Papachristou isn’t all Greek to me.

What I mean is, the triple-jumper’s blonde locks look downright Swedish. My experience with Hellenic femininity begins and ends with Toronto’s Danforth Avenue, where the wide-bodied waitresses toiling beneath Greektown’s blue-and-white café canopies display hair that’s considerably darker (and more, shall we say, widely distributed).

I loathe the Olympics, so I’m only familiar with Papachristou because the Greek athlete was expelled from the Games just before they began for Tweeting this “racist” joke…

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