Funny thing, if you eliminated the female gymnasts of immigrant stock, one of whom is Hispanic and the other Jewish; if you took away the young woman who started in foster care and is one of two women who are highly motivated African Americans; if you took those four girls away, you’d have one blonde Texan who seems to get along just fine with her Rainbow Coalition of teammates. The American Final Five are not stellar just because of their athleticism, their charisma, and their total control of their routines. They are stellar because they are a snapshot of America. Other teams, the Russians and Chinese, are homogeneous. Our women sparkle, not just because of Swarovski crystals on their leotards, but because they represent the best in all of us, the strivers, the dreamers, the achievers, the winners. This is how these women, these American women, look to the world. This is how we should look to each other.