A Dream Deferred: Greek athlete expelled from Olympics for racist tweet

Greece‘s triple-jump champion was expelled from the Olympics after posting a tasteless tweet about Africans and the West Nile virus.

Hellenic Olympic Committee officials announced Voula Papachristou wouldn’t travel to London after she tweeted a joke about African immigrants. READ MORE

Despite the racist comment, I feel sorry for the almost would be Olympian.  You trained for the big dance of sports only to trip on your words.  For her, she may have to ponder the words of African American Poet Langston Hughes famous poem. -Crystal A. Johnson – Multi Cultural Cooking Network Editor.

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?