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Online Anonymity Isn't Driving Abuse of Black Sports Stars. Systemic Racism Is

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On Sunday, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton was racially abused on social media after winning the British Grand Prix. It was just the latest in a series of noxious incidents where Black athletes in the U.K. have been targeted by racists online following high-profile sporting events.
How the athletes themselves perform doesn't seem to matter. As writer and podcaster Kelechi Okafor put it in a haiku on Twitter , for many people of colour on the internet, and especially Black people, “Win or Lose The Outcome Is Abuse”.
After Black soccer players drew attention to the abuse they regularly...
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