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Racism At US Open?

I was texting one of my friends at the US Open and he said that one of the officials was telling an African American player to move from the practice courts when he just arrived. My friend thought it was weird and so do I. Not trying to be negative but just asking what you guys think?
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I was texting one of my friends at the US Open and he said that one of the officials was telling an African American player to move from the practice courts when he just arrived. My friend thought it was weird and so do I. Not trying to be negative but just asking what you guys think?
Tell me, if it was Gael Monfils is he still "African American" or is he "African French" or just "French"? Serious question, I'm not up to date with my US pc categorisations.

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oh god, of course that official was rasist. what else? I mean could there be any other reason?

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Tell me, if it was Gael Monfils is he still "African American" or is he "African French" or just "French"? Serious question, I'm not up to date with my US pc categorisations.

be careful with you questions, or you will be called a rasist as well

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Gandalf set a spell that precludes tennis from racism.

the USTA is now, and always shall be, immune to matters of race.

yah missed the memo????

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Tell me, if it was Gael Monfils is he still "African American" or is he "African French" or just "French"? Serious question, I'm not up to date with my US pc categorisations.
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actually it's black, not african-american.

and that's totally racist. call al sharpton.

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i couldn't think of any other possible explanation. oh except that he/she didn't have the court reserved
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why didn't he ask him why and when to come back again , why he took it personal , must be something.
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OMG!111!!! So RacistaAa!!!!
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Tell me, if it was Gael Monfils is he still "African American" or is he "African French" or just "French"? Serious question, I'm not up to date with my US pc categorisations.

Probably not since he withdrew on Thruisday with a hamstring injury.

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why didn't he ask him why and when to come back again , why he took it personal , must be something.
because if they did that they probably would have received a logical explanation that would have ruined this terrible case of racial discrimination at the US Open
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Probably not since he withdrew on Thruisday with a hamstring injury.
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