On December 6, 2021, the White House announced it would be staging a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics as well as the Para Olympics in Beijing, China. According to WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki, the boycott was in response to the, “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and other human rights abuses.”
For many Americans, this news might come as a shock. What genocide? Also, what’s a diplomatic boycott? Is Team USA still going to the Olympics? Let’s dig in here, and figure it out together.