The Charlottsville Cavaliers were heading into the last rounds of the National Travel Basketball Association’s tournament in South Carolina, triumphant after a five-game winning streak in the 11-and-under bracket. Another victory seemed imminent, until an announcement came from tourney officials: the Cavs were disqualified, because one of their players, ten year old Kymora Johnson, is a girl.
Her offense? Daring to compete.
“I was, like, shocked,” Kymora told The Washington Post. “And disappointed.”
Ironically, Johnson has played in this very tournament the last two years without complaint. This...