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What It's Like Being The Only Black Athlete On Your Team

Being a black athlete in a predominantly white sport is often filled with challenges outside of just competing. Former NHL pro, Akim Aliu, describes the battle against these stereotypes as a “subconscious bias.” Olympic fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad, and Pro Golfer, Chris Clark, complete this panel as they discuss their experiences navigating traditionally white spaces. An underlying pressure to shrink themselves constantly as they stave off conformity gives way to this powerful conversation. The athletes recount personal stories while offering some education on the topic.

“All of a sudden I went from teammate to being public enemy number one.”

Ibtihaj Muhammad

About the series

Who’s Interviewing Who passes the mic to the athletes as they host an open discussion about their careers, personal journeys, and world events. As the athletes exchange origin stories and battles with strife, the audience gets a glimpse at the level of focus it takes to achieve at the professional level.

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