*in my Ike Turner voice* when the Lamar Odom’s and Kanye West’s of the world were wifing up the Kardashian sisters.
Serena Williams says recognition of her rightful place in the tennis pantheon — and she’ll say it: No.
1 all-time — has been withheld because she is a woman and because she is black.
zillion-time tennis champ Serena Williams has the whole entire internet in a tizzy after announcing her engagement to someone who isn’t Common or Drake in a genuinely shocking moment currently fueling hilarious chaos across the universe.
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Serena Williams has stood defiant as a black woman, even when black men disrespected her with sexist, misogynistic, transphobic remarks over her looks or for simply being a passionate, bossed up black woman.
Whether spoken or unspoken, many of us have attempted to have this conversation to only be met with surface level analysis that treats race as a monolith with no understanding of how one can fight for their own people while loving the race they are seemingly ‘fighting’ against.
“I think if I were a man, I would have been in that conversation a long time ago,” Williams said in an in-depth interview with rapper Common — whom she once dated — for ESPN vertical “The Undefeated.” “I think being a woman is just a whole new set of problems from society that you have to deal with, as well as being black, so it’s a lot to deal with — and especially lately.
I’ve been able to speak up for women’s rights because I think that gets lost in color, or gets lost in cultures.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion revealed the news on Reddit Thursday, Dec.