First of all, I'd like to start out this thread by saying that I am in no way proclaiming that USFSA is racist by any means (I mean, hello, the Kween). But I've been thinking about this for a while and I find it fascinating how in recent years, USFSA has been very heavy to favor white female skaters, even more particular so the blonde ones.
Here's my logic behind my observation:
2010 US Nationals: Rachael Flatt (white, blonde) favored over Mirai Nagasu, even though Nagasu finishes higher and cleaner at the Olympic Games.
2012 US Nationals: Agnes Zawadzki (blonde, white) held up at US Nationals, 3rd overall.
2013 US Nationals: Top Three finishers, Wagner, Gold and Zawadzki (all blonde and white); Gao and Nagasu, not to mention maybe Zhang, snubbed. Wagner scored generously, Zawadzki the same.
Is it just me, or is there something rotten in the state of Denmark? I smell favoritism. And, well, it's figure skating, it's subjective, and thus it's expected...but if what I am hinting at is in some way correct, well, that's tragic.
Once again, I'll say that I'm not trying to instigate controversy or be offensive or whatnot, but I have been thinking about this and find it particularly interesting. Thoughts? Am I crazy? Anyone else been thinking the same things?