For two weeks, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio showcased amazing athletes, “spectacular shows of teamwork, touching personal narratives, and inspiring examples of hard work paying off,” says Jenée Desmond-Harris.

But with more than 11,000 athletes from around the world and wall-to-wall coverage, accompanied by “often jarring peek into the mind of viewers around the world that social media offers,” the Games also managed to showcase the multitude of ways in which “race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and even body types shape how people are treated, who’s celebrated, and who’s scorned,” argues Demond-Harris.

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