Ryan Lochte Epitomizes White Privilege and U.S. Foreign Policy

Complete facts here. I agree with mentioned points.
Lochte irepresents the USA. IMHO, this man simply lied … not exaggerated, like he say in an interview with Matt Lauer on 8/21, almost a week after the fact.
This is an adult who disrespected his country, the hosting country, his team mates, insulted local police, filed false reports, made up lie after lie, left his friends on their own after high-tailing Brazil … To me, he has no redeeming value. Actions have consequences and he should be held highly accountable! Endorsements, his future career, HIS swimming … he destroyed all himself. Apologizing? Too little, too late!
Yet, I sadly think he’ll be back. White privileged & the USA!

United States Hypocrisy

Olympic athlete grillz

The harrowing tale of American Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and his fellow athletes being held up at gunpoint and robbed in Rio de Janeiro by men disguised as police officers was all the rage in the media last week. It was the story that was the topic of seemingly everyone’s conversation, and it seemed to conform to the common perception of Rio and Brazil in general as being crime-ridden and not suited to hold the Olympics. In the words of one Facebook user’s comment on a Huffington Post article that first reported Lochte’s story, the mugging proved that it was “not a good idea to award the games to a third world country… a nice idea in principle but it just doesn’t work and they can’t pull it off…” There’s only one problem. Ryan Lochte’s story about being mugged by random criminals turns out to have been a complete fabrication…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

3 thoughts on “Ryan Lochte Epitomizes White Privilege and U.S. Foreign Policy

  1. I abhor the lie that was told by these young men. I think there is more to this story though. I am willing to accept the possibility there may have been a bit of “extortion” involved which does not alleviate the wrongful actions. . Lochte has ruined his reputation and brought shame on himself, but only on himself. I hardly see how his being an American has contributed to this shameful incident. He may be privileged but to assume that being an American makes one privileged is absurd, look at the ghettos.


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