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Simone Biles and the Repetition of Trolls

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No one could have predicted that Simone Biles would step back from the Olympics, but the Right’s response to Biles’ decision was 100% predictable.

At this point, whenever I see something like this in the news: a woman, especially a Black woman, asserting herself and refusing to continue a pre-scripted life for public consumption (see: Markle, Meghan; and Osaka, Naomi), I know exactly who on…




Ctrl Alt-Right Delete is a newsletter devoted to covering the rise of far-right extremism, white nationalism disinformation, and online toxicity. It is written and edited by Melissa Ryan and is a product of CARD Strategies.

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