I have to be honest, hearing Serena Williams making a statement like this kind of threw me for a loop. I know for a fact that Serena Williams is pro-black and well aware of her history. But this begs the question, can you be pro-black and have a mate from another race? If I had to personally answer this question, my answer would be no. I believe in what Dr. John Henrick Clarke said about marriage, “In order to preserve the bloodline, you must marry black and reproduce black children.”
Serena Williams got engaged last week to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit. Ohanian happens to be white and many are wondering why Serena chose to marry a white man after dating so many Black men. Well according to the greatest female tennis player and quite possible the greatest female athlete of all time, of all the men she dated, the white men especially her now fiancé, treated her better than the Black men.
“When I date someone I never see color,” Serena said, “I date who I have chemistry with, but I must say Alexis has treated me better than any Black man I have dated.”
Putting a statement out like this makes black men look real bad, I don’t think that was her intention. However, it still makes us look pretty bad. Maybe she just hasn’t dated the right black man yet. Even if she truly feels this way, I wish she would have kept this private and not made this a public statement. Black men and women must protect each other and their images.
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