“I Won’t Be Silent” Serena Williams Speaks Out Against Police Brutality

September 27, 2016  |  
Source: Facebook, Danny Cardozo

Source: Facebook, Danny Cardozo

Ever since Colin Kaepernick decided to kneel during the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner,” reporters have been asking other prominent, Black athletes if they will follow in his footsteps. But no one had to ask tennis great Serena Williams where she stood on this issue. Not only have she and her sister boycotted entire tournaments due to racist receptions and the flying of the Confederate Flag, today, on her Facebook page she had something to say about the instances of police brutality, spurred by a ride in the car with her nephew.

Yet another reason we love this woman.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor for MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” 

 

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