The escalation of the Bouhanni/Stewart issue resulting in wide public criticism of Bouhanni and culminating in racist abuse shows that the UCI need to do more to protect professional bike riders from harm on and off the bike.
I am interested in meaning making through the narrative and biographies of black champion cyclists. By learning about their individual agency, and creation of their sporting identities shaped by their lived experience as elite athletes.
For more information email: email@example.com
Accusations of white saviourism become easier to make, especially when gestures and actions are not thought through carefully, and especially without any consulting of experiences and knowledge of those people who have suffered most from racial oppression.
Dominant white cycling spaces are seldomly occupied by the black women. Why is this? Why are there so few Black women as professional cyclists on the world scene? What is going on?
The paragon surpasses skin colour in any human demonstration of grace... Racism aims to kill for all people any reference points towards advancing human learning through black excellence.