Sha'Carri Richardson, Soul Caps, And Treatment Of Black Women In Sports : It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders With Sha'Carri Richardson's recent disqualification, and the controversy surrounding the banning of natural hair swimming caps, there's a lot to talk about the treatment of Black women in the Olympics and across the sports world. Guest host Ayesha Rascoe brings on ESPN producer and podcast host Terrika Foster-Brasby and The Athletic's Kavitha A. Davidson to discuss. Then, she talks to We Are Lady Parts creator Nida Manzoor about the intersection of art, faith and representation.

You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at samsanders@npr.org.

The Weight On Black Women In Sports; Plus, 'We Are Lady Parts'

The Weight On Black Women In Sports; Plus, 'We Are Lady Parts'

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Sha'Carri Richardson competes in the Women's 100 Meter on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. Andy Lyons/Getty Images hide caption

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Sha'Carri Richardson competes in the Women's 100 Meter on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon.

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Guest host Ayesha Rascoe brings on ESPN producer and podcast host Terrika Foster-Brasby and The Athletic's Kavitha A. Davidson to talk about how Black women athletes have been treated at the Olympics as well as across the sports world. They touch upon Sha'Carri Richardson's recent Olympics disqualification, the controversy surrounding the banning of natural hair swimming caps, and recent racial comments made by ESPN correspondent Rachel Nichols.

Then, Ayesha has a conversation with Nida Manzoor, creator of the Peacock series We Are Lady Parts, which follows an all-female Muslim punk band. Manzoor discusses her creative vision and how her own experiences with representation and faith pushed her to create deeper characters.

This episode of 'It's Been a Minute' was produced by Jinae West, Anjuli Sastry, Andrea Gutierrez and Liam McBain. Our intern is Manuela López Restrepo. Our editor is Jordana Hochman. Our director of programming is Steve Nelson. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at samsanders@npr.org.