And what about Vanessa? Vanessa James is likely being 100% truthful that she experienced little to no racism. While she is dark-skinned, she possesses "delicate" facial features and an extremely petite body type which conform more to the skating community's expectations than either Surya's or Mae- Meite's.
All of this combined with the fact that she comes from an extremely affluent and prominent Washington D.C. family would make her "race" significantly less noticeable.
Just curious about Vanessa’s family being prominent in D.C. Are her parents in government?