It is not Rachel Richardson’s responsibility to be the adult in this situation.

It is not the responsibility of the young Black woman being victimized for

simply existing to keep her emotions in check when the venom-spewing racist is not

It is not the responsibility of Black people to make sure they are pleasant enough.

To be acceptable enough that you find it bothersome that they were attacked simply for existing.

Every alleged adult in the arena Friday night failed Rachel Richardson and her Black teammates.

Duke women’s volleyball was playing an opening-season tournament at BYU last weekend in Provo, Utah.

After a Friday afternoon match against Washington State,

Duke played the host school in a nighttime match in the Cougars’ on-campus arena

 Richardson  was called the N-word every time she served the ball by a BYU fan,