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Ezili Dantò Note:
Serena Williams is the greatest athlete of all time. She's won her 21st Grand Slam and doesn't need defending from white supremacy that's constantly insulting her womanhood...unless you're a Black woman or girl with similar immutable features and make no mistake, there's a war against Black on every front. But then there's the power of "SERENA, today’s Muhammad Ali", says one admirer. "The world only has ugliness for black women. That’s why Serena Williams is so important. For two decades, Williams has dominated an overwhelmingly white sport, a powerful statement on black womanhood", writes Brittney Cooper in her incisive article.
Here are some of the best social comments and articles I've read this past week about, not only the hatred towards Black womanhood, but then there's the appropriation of Black womanhood by gay white men, men-who-have-sex-with-men and at least one white women, Rachel Dolezal. Black womanhood apparently only looks good on these folks, white men and women? But the real, living, breathing, glorious and TRIUMPHANT Serena Williams and her latest win are panned by racist white america looking for the blond hero!? Serena has won her last 28 matches - she is 28-0. (If you'd like to join this conversation and share your thoughts about the views chosen below, feel free to do so at the Free Haiti Movement page on Facebook.)
- “A guy just became a woman, they called him beautiful. A woman is making history gracefully, they insult her womanhood?”https://twitter.com/MrBasabose/status/620882077798518784
"A gay white man who appropriates black femininity calls a teenage black girl a "jack hole" for recognizing cultural appropriation" https://twitter.com/femmeminem/status/620952111086481408
- Amandla Stenberg, 16 year old Black girl: “Black features are beautiful. Black women are not. White women are paragons of virtue and desire. Black women are objects of fetishism and brutality. This, at least, seems to be the mentality surrounding black femininity and beauty in a society built upon eurocentric beauty standards. While white women are praised for altering their bodies, plumping their limps and tanning their skin, black women are shammed although the same features exist on them naturally...When the media is not ignoring black women altogether, they are disparaging." - Amandla Stenberg, 16 year old Black girl http://goo.gl/q3GXtM
- Amandla Stenberg, a 16 year old Black girl, asks: "What would America be like if we loved Black people as much as we love Black culture."-Amandla Stenberg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1KJRRSB_XA
- The world only has ugliness for black women. That’s why Serena Williams is so important. For two decades, Williams has dominated an overwhelmingly white sport, a powerful statement on black womanhood by Brittney Cooper http://goo.gl/u3sXIu
- Serena Williams Is Today’s Muhammad Ali
As a political symbol and an athletic powerhouse, Serena Williams is “the greatest” in her sport. By Dave Zirin
"... Serena Williams just won her 21st Grand Slam. That’s the same number every other active women’s player has collected combined. In her last 28 matches she is 28-0...“she could arguably be the greatest athlete of the last 100 years.”
"If we take a break from defending her, which her detractors do not make easy, it becomes increasingly clear that she is also perhaps our Muhammad Ali. That’s sacrilege in some circles, and understandably so. Ali risked years in federal prison to stand up to an unjust war, becoming the most famous draft resister in history. His very presence at different points inspired the first Pan-Africanist stirrings of Malcolm X, the anti-war evocations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the very mental survival of a prisoner half-way around the world named Nelson Mandela. There is and never will be anyone like Ali, without question. But this is also not the 1960s, and there will also never be anyone like Serena...
"... not even Ali had to achieve in an atmosphere as inhospitable as Serena’s athletic setting. This is about the very particular intersectional oppression she has faced as a black woman. This iconic body she proudly inhabits—her shape, her curves, her musculature—has been the subject of scorn, regardless of the results. Even at his most denigrated, Ali’s loudest detractors conceded that his physical body was a work of athletic sculpture. As a man—a black man—he was objectified with a mix of admiration, longing, and envy, in the ways black male athletes have always been seen since the days of plantation sports. It was his mind and mouth that truly made him threatening. People wanted Ali to “shut up and box” for years before finally stripping him of his title. But as that phrase implies, they still wanted him to box. Not Serena. Instead, she has had to face a tennis world that has made it clear in tones polite and vulgar that it would be so nice if she wasn’t there. But she has shut them all up with the same wicked power that defines her game. " Serena Williams Is Today’s Muhammad Ali
Serena Williams Is Today’s Muhammad Ali
As a political symbol and an athletic powerhouse, Serena Williams is “the greatest” in her sport.
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Hunger Games Star Amandla Stenberg Is Spending Summer Vacation Teaching White Chicks in Cornrows About Appropriation
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This spring, Amandla Stenberg, star of The Hunger Games, made headlines when a school project about appropriation went viral. In the video “Don't Cash Crop My ...
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