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SOCS in the News: The Media Takes Note of Members’ Expertise

July 31, 2021
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We are thrilled to see the continuous flow of interesting, informative, and in-depth articles featuring Skin of Color Society leaders and members, who are regularly sought-after and quoted in the media about many important topics affecting people of color. It is truly exciting to see so many SOCS members sharing their expert opinions and perspectives…


Skin of Color Society Leadership Statement on FINA’s Recent Ban on Swim Caps That Protect Naturally Tightly-Coiled Hair at Tokyo Olympics

July 22, 2021
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At a time when all corners of society need to be working wholeheartedly to remove racial bias, discrimination, and barriers for people of color, we are profoundly disappointed in the recent decision by FINA (Fédération Internationale De Natation—the international swimming federation) to disallow swim caps that accommodate naturally tightly-coiled hair from the Tokyo Olympics. This…