All spheres of life share their burden of expectations.
I’m a radical and I confess.
Irrespective of load of unshed tears in my dry eyes and shoulder bending load on my torn rotator cuffs, my hands stay steady in service to my chosen profession, when maneuvering intricacies of damaged plumbing in human body.
Patients deserve and get the best outcome.
Now let’s say I’m physically damaged or intellectually impaired in a way that compromises patient care, then it will behoove me to back off.
It should be given a neutral acceptance of an ordinary act.
But that’s not what’s in play.
In our reactive trashing of all things White, we have sunk to the level of celebrating failure.
Biles has earned her successes.
She withstood sexual abuse and kept it together.
Thats a cause for celebration.
Nation owes her appreciation, and she has been well appreciated.
If her mental faculties stood in her way to perform her best, its her right and obligation to back off.
She did that.
And that’s noteworthy.
What’s equally noteworthy is amount of ink that has been spilled to spell heroism out of personal injury.
Failure irrespective of color is not a cause to celebrate or demean.
Somehow failed accomplishment of good intentioned athletes of color has become a surrogate rallying cry for the cause in general.
That’s new racism.
I resent all racism.