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Gwen Berry’s Twitter History Show Rampant Racism

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Gwen Berry, the Olympic athlete who made news by not facing the American flag during the National Anthem, has more skeletons in her closet.

Tweets from the Olympian show a history of virulent anti-white, anti-Mexican and anti-Asian racist sentiments.

“This lil white boy being bad as hell!! I would smack his ass then stomp him!! Smh #whitepplKids hella disrespectful,” she said in a tweet from 2011.

“#BasketballWives is proof that white ppl run they got damn mouths too much n they nosey as hell n they start drama btw crazy blk b&^%^%,” she said in a tweet that same year.

And, in another tweets from 2011, as she was apparently feeling her anti-white racism that year, she said “White people are sooo retarded when they are drunk.”

“In class..and mugs calling ppl out!! Hhahaha white ppl crazy..#rachet,” Berry said in another 2011 tweet.

“These white children freakin themselves right out in this DQ line hahahahahah,” she said in yet another 2011 tweet.

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But her racism was not limited only to white people. Asians and Mexicans were also the subject of her racist tweets.

“Just saw this gurl wearing heels with white socks!! What the Hell..#chineseppl always try to start new trends..smh..ggguuurrrllll,” she said, again in 2011.

“Mexicans just don’t care about ppl,” she said in a tweet tagging someone else. It is unknown if this was something the other person said or something that Berry was saying to that person.

These are interesting comments from someone who claims they made a statement about systemic racism.

And these tweets will likely only add fuel to the fire of those who have called for Berry to be taken off the Olympic team.

Republican lawmakers and conservative media figures are calling on Team USA to cut hammer thrower Gwen Berry after she protested the national anthem over the weekend.

Berry qualified to represent the United States at the Olympics on Saturday, placing third in the hammer throw at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.

While on stage receiving her medal, Berry turned away from the flag on the medal podium and held a t-shirt over her face.

Her stunt caused an uproar on social media with many questioning why Berry would want to represent a country she scorns.

Others suggested that Berry be thrown off Team USA.

Ricochet editor Bethany Mandel tweeted: “I’d love to see someone from an actually oppressive country try this shit. Hell, I wouldn’t mind if they threw her off Team USA, but they’re gutless and will give her a participation trophy just to assuage their own baggage.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested that Berry’s protest represented broad anti-America sentiment on the left.

“Why does the Left hate America?” Cruz asked. “Sure, we have our faults, but no nation in the history of the world has liberated more people from captivity, has lifted more out of poverty, has bled more for freedom, or has blessed more w/ abundance. God bless America.”

The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh tweeted: “In a healthy and self-respecting country, she would be kicked off the team and shamed as the spoiled rotten child that she is. Instead she’ll be lionized as a hero.”

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“Then don’t compete on behalf of the U.S. in competition. Fairly simple,” conservative radio host Dana Loesch said.

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw and GOP Sen. Tom Cotton also called on Team USA to cut Berry.

“I don’t think it’s too much when athletes are competing to wear the Stars and Stripes — to compete under the Stars and Stripes in the Olympics — for them to simply honor that flag and our anthem on the medal stand,” Cotton said on Fox News on Monday.

“If Ms. Berry is so embarrassed by America, then there’s no reason she needs to compete for our country. She should be removed from the Olympic team,” he added.

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