birdwatcher (birdwatcher) wrote,

Про обезьян -- I coach youth soccer and have for over five years. I recently got the roster for this fall’s team for my 4-year-old son, and our team name is the Monkeys. All the teams are named after animals. I feel really uncomfortable about this team name as I will almost certainly have Black players on my team. I thought about reaching out to the director, who sent me the email, to request a name change, but I see two issues with this. Firstly, the email specifically said to not ask for name changes, which I think is because they provide teams with certain equipment that already uses these names. Second, the director is Black himself and I am white, so I feel very uncomfortable explaining the racism of the name “Monkeys” to him for a team that has Black children on it. (Based on his accent, I think he is an immigrant from Africa, so he may not be aware of American sensibilities?)
Думаю, пока Гуриев и Венедиктов не дадут разъяснений, следует на всякий случай увезти детей.

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