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Nia Dennis wins plaudits for stunning 'black excellence' gymnastics routine

Nia Dennis wins plaudits for stunning 'black excellence' gymnastics routine

1/25/2021 4:21:00 AM

Nia Dennis wins plaudits for stunning 'black excellence' gymnastics routine

US gymnast Nia Dennis’s latest floor routine, which she dedicated to black culture, has won praise from artists such as Missy Elliott

Routine clinches victory for team over Arizona StateNia Dennis is known for her eye-catching floor routines.Photograph: Kyusung Gong/APNia Dennis is known for her eye-catching floor routines.Photograph: Kyusung Gong/APMon 25 Jan 2021 00.44 GMTLast modified on Mon 25 Jan 2021 00.46 GMT

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Wow, what an amazing gymnast ... full of passion, energy and confidence!! If you read about what you have forgotten or ignored of black-history ... Then you will understand the urban dictionary definition of blackexcellence : “Portraying great qualities and abilities that make her black community proud.” Beautiful

I wonder what the reaction would have been if someone had posted white excellence about a white gymnast? excellence is what it says and doesn't need a prefix Ah yes, racial superiority. gymnastics_best This comment thread. 😑 She's black and is an amazing gymnast. She's owning both and is bringing that to the competition floor. Let her thrive in her sport as a black woman.

Who came up with the headlines 'Black excellence' its going the right way to drive a wedge between people. Unless of course that's what you want to do🤔 Next up. A White supremacist routine! Ahmazing You do you lot sit around talking about race all the time like ye are in a clan meeting or what? 😂😂😂😂 What is a 'black excellence' routine? Other than one, by inference, isn't as disciplined and compliant with the rules of the sport as is expected of other, non-black, competitors? But which gains plaudits purely because if the race of the participant?

Ahmazing. What the hell has race got to do with it Power to the tenth so if a white girl perfectly performs her routine we should call that 'white excellence' then? How ridiculous is that? How creeped out would the graun be if people were talking about white excellence? Try just saying she preformed amazing, what’s her skin color have to do with anything?

I saw an awesomely outstanding athlete, not black excellence. Dafuq? Awesome! How are things with the capitol now?