Momentum
Published in

Momentum

Stephanie Siek

Jul 16, 2021

6 min read

Race/Racism

The Costs of Being Young, Gifted, and Black: When Being Exceptional Makes You a Target

This week, English soccer’s best players face racist threats while Black female athletes’ mental health issues are met with little sympathy

Marcus Rashford reacts after a missed penalty shot in a match against Italy. Photo: Robbie Jay Barratt/AMA/Getty Images