Excalibur Alums Immediately Defend Their Gym Against Gabby Douglas’ Claims of Racial BullyingDoug Barry8/28/12 10:00amFiled to: RacismGabby douglasgymnasticsExcaliburgymBullyingAppictweetFb154EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkOn Sunday, Gabby Douglas sat down with Oprah and revealed some pretty harrowing anecdotes about some of the racial bullying she allegedly endured while training at Excalibur's gym in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She told Oprah that, as the only African American training at Excalibur, she sometimes felt bullied, which in turn made her feel even more isolated. "I felt," she told Oprah, "‘Why am I deserving this? Is it because I'm black?'" According to Douglas, one incident in particular pushed her to the brink of quitting. An apparently shiftless training partner was asked to scrape chalk off the bars and, rather than just doing it, asked, "Why doesn't Gabby do it? She's our slave."