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August 23, 2009

S.Africa to give Semenya heroine's welcome

"South Africa will give track champion Caster Semenya a heroine's welcome when she comes home this week, a minister said Sunday, after athletics officials subjected her to a controversial gender test."

"Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma spoke on the telephone Sunday with the 800-metre gold medallist whose boyish looks led to the test following her impressive performance at the world championships in Berlin."

"Caster deserves our support as a nation against the onslaught being waged against her," Dlamini Zuma said in a statement."

"The gender-testing debate has sparked outrage in the 18-year-old's home country, with the ruling party and its youth and women's wings saying the test smacked of racism and sexism."

Read full article here.

Check out a great article Your Black,Your A Champion, Are You A Man? written by Lisa V (Black Women Blow The Trumpet.)


Fly Girl said...

She deserves every inch of the celebration! So glad that SA is not acknowledging the ignorance.

SoulCry said...

She has my full support. They way they've treated her is disgusting.

Keep your head up girl!


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