It bolsters my faith in the media and humanity generally to read pieces like Gregg Doyel’s column on the negative responses to Caster Semenya this past weekend. Doyel, writing for CBS Sports starts:
Someday soon, Caster Semenya could become the fastest half-miler of all time. I’m positive she’s fast enough.
I hope she’s tough enough.
Because some of us won’t be classy enough.
And he goes on to defend Semenya’s participation and chastise the poor losers and admonish the media and hope for the best–though he, like myself, fears the worst. Let’s hope we’re both wrong.