Monday, August 6, 2012

Crip Walking on Heaux: Serena Williams' Gold Medal Dance Criticized

I should not be surprised given that our culture is brimming with racism, but Serena Williams has come under some tense criticism because when she won gold, she danced in victory and joy. Some people seem to think the dance was inappropriate. I just don't see why they would think that. It's an urban dance and comes from the culture she is a part of - and me too. It's insulting to call it or think of it as demeaning.




Crip Walking on Heaux: Serena Williams' Gold Medal Dance Criticized

3 comments:

  1. Farley Farley FarleyAugust 6, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Is it your position that the phrase "I'm not sure I've ever seen that from Serena Williams" from a British dude is an example of racism?

    Also what is "tense criticism"? Is it what the British guy said as well?

    I am not sure what feeds your sense of victim-hood more, pretending to be a christian or being african american.

    You have problems.

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  3. @Farley Farley Farley - I'm not sure what your deal is. I'd be happy to respectfully and honestly dialogue with you because I don't think you have any reason at all to insinuate that I am not a Christian. Are you a believer? How do you know? "Tense criticism" is how I chose to describe the criticism Serena has been getting for just celebrating her win. I wasn't saying that the phrase "I'm not sure I've ever seen that from Serena Williams" is an example or racism. Obviously, you only watched the video and did not click on the link to the article explaining in more detail - even tracing some of the criticism Serena and Venus have always had to deal with. Need more evidence? Here: Serena Williams' Crip Walk Dance Criticized As Inappropriate (VIDEO)

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