Maya Angelou was thinking of you Shani Davis, when she wrote the historic poem "And Still I Rise". Despite few commercial endorsements and support from some of your USA team mates, you are now in the history books as a gold metal winner from the South Side of Chicago. While most of the recent posts of Shani's great accomplishment are supportative, here is just one example of what he had to deal with as he kept his eyes focused on the prize.
BREAK A LEG NIGGER
SELFISH BASTARD LOOKS OUT ONLY FOR HIS SELFISH PERSONAL GOALS AND COULD GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE TEAM, LET HIM BREAK A LEG, FAIL TO MEDAL AND DRAG HIS NIGGER ASS HOME.
Posted by snowhound on 14 February 2006.
I invite you to visit Shani's website but please come back and share your thoughts.