Son of Undocumented Immigrants Wins American Gold

By Jonathan Adams Aug 20, 2008

The son of Mexican immigrants, 21-year-old Henry Cejudo won a gold medal in men’s freestyle 55-kilogram wrestling in Beijing. Sally Kohn wrote on "The Irony of Immigrant Olympians," about the disconnect between the olympic praise and immigration policy:

Sudanese "Lost Boy" turned US track star, Lopez Lamong, will be carrying the American flag tonight during the Olympics opening ceremony. Yet despite this honor, anti-immigrant sentiment in America still runs rampant. Are we being hypocritical?

Read more here. Racialicious special correspondent Thea Lim wrote another great Olympics piece about how China isn’t the most most racist host country.