Response to Serena Williams

Serena Williams has come out recently to voice her opinion on race and gender. In an interview with ESPN, Williams says that ‘if I were a man’ things, such as her legacy, would be different.

Though Williams’ argument seems palpable, it’s also redundant and an exhausted effort by an overrated tennis player to get on the bandwagon of liberal issues. Although my opinion is irrelevant in this situation, there may be a few people who applaud her for her bravery and efforts to assist the American human race towards equality for all (insert Nobel Peace Prize here).

I just don’t understand the logic behind this. Whatever member of her press team that came up with the idea of joining the Colin Kaepernick anti-American brigade should be reminded that sooner or later, people are going to get tired of celebrities with false identities as preachers.

Williams is quoted with saying that being a black woman, especially today, has been a lot to deal with lately. This, to me, is stretching it a bit. I don’t think that she lacks any self-esteem to feel belittled for her race. Serena Williams is not some weak or petite woman. She is one of the wealthiest athletes in the world, and she more than a presence on the tennis court. It is for these reasons that I do not buy for a second her “woe is me” facade, much less her take on race and gender and how they affect her as a person.


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