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Name Crystal Dunn
Gender Female
Ethnic American
Job American Footballer
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Affiliation

Org USA Women National Team
Club as Player North Carolina Courage
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2019 06 28 Retrieve

[Dunn, one of the USWNT’s four players on their Women’s World Cup 2019 roster with an ethnic minority background, commented on diversity in June] I am seeing so much more diversity and I think that’s really all I hope for, year-in, year-out. It’s always progressing in the right direction and especially being a woman of color I always root so much for the black girls that are doing well and I’m always rooting for diversity in this sport continuing to grow. I’ve been seeing it so I’m quite happy with it

2019 06 29 Retrieve

[Crystal Dunn saved her best performance in her adopted position as left-back] It is challenging but me stepping into a new position on the field, I try not to overthink. I just think of myself as a footballer. I’m just playing and trying to impact the game from a different angle of the field is what I always say

2020 06 06 Retrieve

[Crystal Dunn on Racism] Until we all acknowledge what is going on in the world, we really are going to be on this uphill battle for a very long time. If anyone on my team had a question, I hope that they would come up to me and ask. I would love to talk about anything so that I can help them see the world and understand what it is going on. We learn at a young age to include everybody, and even though we don’t look the same or act the same or come from different backgrounds, it’s so important to have a collective group, and an understanding that we’re all different

2020 06 16 Retrieve

[Crystal Dunn said she felt ‘joy’ when teammate Megan Rapinoe decided to kneel in protest at racism and police brutality, but admitted that she didn’t feel comfortable doing so herself as she feared for her future] I just remember our conversation where she came up to me and said, ‘Crys, I’m thinking of kneeling’. and I remember being just filled with so much joy for her wanting to fight a cause that, in my opinion at that time was like, ‘You have nothing to do with this’. That was ignorant on my part just thinking that off the bat. I was just so moved that she wanted to fight for this cause. I also remember telling her that I had to stand because I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m scared for my job. I’m scared that it’s going to look differently if a black girl on the team kneels and I don’t know. I just had really hard conversations with her, how I was internally conflicted and saw the way U.S. Soccer responded and treated Megan. To me, I’m thinking they kept her out of some games, kept her out of camp, and yeah that was mad, but for me, I was thinking that they could rip up my contract