Last updated: 2018-02-23. The score is 15 to 6
Americans have become increasingly more racist and intolerant of their fellow citizens in the past few years. Rhetoric and policies by Donald Trump, Mike Pence and various leaders of the Republic Party have sought to treat people who are not Straight, White and Christian as second class citizens.
This series will be updated throughout the olympics to track separate US Olympic Medal counts for “Straight White Christian America” and citizens who are routinely persecuted for their ethnicity, religion or sexuality.
Medal Counts may be adjusted as more background information on athletes becomes available.
Team “Straight White Christian America”
|Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom||Women’s||Mikaela Shiffrin|
|Cross Country: Team Sprint||Women’s||Kikkan Randall, Jessie Diggins|
|Freestyle Skiing: Halfpipe||Men’s||David Wise|
|Hockey: Tourenment||Women’s||US Team|
|Snowboarding: Slopestyle||Women’s||Jamie Anderson|
|Snowboarding: Slopestyle||Mens||Redmond Gerard|
|Snowboarding: Halfpipe||Men’s||Shaun White|
|Alpine Skiing: Combined||Women’s||Mikaela Shiffrin|
|Freestyle Skiing: Slopestyle||Men’s||Nick Goepper|
|Freestyle Skiing: Halfpipe||Men’s||Alex Ferreirapotential $$|
|Luge: Singles||Men’s||Chris Mazdzer|
|Short Track: 1000m||Men’s||John-Henry Krueger|
|Snowboarding: Big Air||Women’s||Jamie Anderson|
|Alpine Skiing: Downhill||Women’s||Lindsey Vonn|
|Freestyle Skiing: Halfpipe||Women’s||Brita Sigourney|
Team “Routinely Persecuted America”
|Snowboarding: Halfpipe||Women’s||Chloe Kim*,$|
|Bobsled||Women’s||Lauren Gibbs*, Elana Meyers Taylor|
|Figure Skating||Team||Nathan Chen*,$, Alexa Scimeca Knierim, Chris Knierim, Mirai Nagasu*,$;, Adam Rippon™, Alex Shibutani*, Maia Shibutani*, Bradie Tennell|
|Figure Skating: Ice Dance||Team||Alex Shibutani*, Maia Shibutani*|
|Snowboarding: Halfpipe||Women’s||Arielle Gold&|
|Speed Skating: Team Pursuit||Women’s||Heather Bergma, Brittany Bowe, Mia Manganello, Carlijn Schoutens$$|
A unified Team America is in 4th place overall with 21 medals. Without “Routinely Persecuted Americans”, “White Christian America” would drop to 15 medals – a tied 5th place (with France), behind the Netherlands.
|$$||child of immigrant(s)|
Notes – Researched
- Adam Rippon – LGBTQ icon
- Alex Shibutani – Asian, parents of Chinese descent
- Arielle Gold – Jewish
- Chloe Kim – Asian, parents immigrated from South Korea
- Maia Shibutani – Asian, parents of Chinese descent
- Mirai Nagasu – Asian, parents are Japanese citizens
- Nathan Chen – Asian, parents immigrated from China
- Carlijn Schoutens – Born in NJ to Dutch parents, raised in the Netherlands, moved back to USA to compete
Notes 2 – Needs more research
- Alex Ferreira – Alex’s father played soccer for the River Plate club in Buenos Aries Argentina, however his birthplace has not yet been determined.