Black America, empowered
Serena Williams F-bombing and threatening lineswoman. Rapper Kanye West storming stage and snatching award from young white female country singer. And another incident in the last day I can’t remember at the moment. It’s impossible to keep up with it. Maybe I should create a single running entry, “Post-racial America under Obama, cont.”
Tape shows beating on bus of Belleville West student
It is erroneous to include Serena Williams’ uncharacteristic outburst under this heading of misbehavior by blacks qua blacks. The incident had nothing to do with race. She did not play the race card over the foot fault call nor over the penalty. She did not argue with the (white) officials; and was completely collegial and courteous towards her (white) opponent, Kim Clijsters. If you follow tennis, then you will know that both Venus and Serena have suffered some notably outrageous unfair calls in their careers, and have never played the race card or made a fuss about it. The Williams sisters have been great champions and admirable representatives of America.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 15, 2009 03:01 PM | Send