09.11.2019

Alaska school district reviewing female swimmer's disqualification for revealing swimsuit

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An Alaska school district is investigating the disqualification of a teenage swimmer after a referee ruled her suit revealed too much of her buttocks.

Lauren Langford, a swim coach at a nearby high school, told the Post that while "no one seems to be arguing about if it's sexism," there is debate about whether race played a role in the decision as the teenager is one of the few nonwhite athletes in the sport. 

"Some will argue this has nothing to do with race, but when the same officials targeting these girls have been heard saying that so-and-so white girl also shows too much skin but has never been disqualified for a similar violation the racial facet of this issue cannot be ignored," Langford wrote in a blog post Monday.

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