Okay so 3 instances of using Kenyan/American born in the XC Champs previews. This is to be expected since LRC is stuck in a time warm in maybe the 80s and 90s and don't know how to effectively communicate about race. We have immigration in the United States. White runners' families immigrated to the US. That's how they got here too. There is nothing more patriotic than someone immigrating here who wants to represent the United States in international competition. That's the American dream at work, or whatever's left of it. It's just outdated language that your previews and recaps do not need. They do not add anything of value. You do it to separate out black and white runners with the inferred claim that white runners are the true Americans because they were born here.
But you went a step too far. You can't catch your implicit biases because you refuse to train your entire white male staff on how to talk about race & how to call it out on your message boards. You take no blame for your message boards and the content that is cultivated here.
Now in your preview you refer to black athletes as a "stable." Why a stable? Are they supposed to be animals? Locked up and kept there? That language is gross. Edit this. Correct this. Take blame. Apologize. Do better in the future. I'm calling on you to drop your dog whistle American/Kenyan born language immediately and to just cover events & get us excited about them. That inference is racist. Don't get defensive as I know many of you were. Your intent prolly wasn't malicious. It was lazy at best because you don't seek out help in areas you are weak at (race, gender, etc.). But the implicit bias came out here. You cannot refer to black men as a "stable."
Response from LetsRun.com at 5:45pm eastern
1) Jonathan Gault didn't write the line in question.
2) We've used stable of runners to refer to white runners as well numerous times.
Just one example after Shelby Houlihan broke the American record in the 5000: