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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




Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Stephanie Siek is a writer and editor who loves cats, cookie dough and aborted alliteration.

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