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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2002, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Don't Like Venus or Serena? Racist!

As one of the less intelligent members of this board put it (as, by my own free will...I think I should leave him/her nameless):

"You are so transparent it hurts. What hurts more is the fact that you are so young and such a devout racist. May god bless you and whoever raised you..."

Has anyone else been branded a racist for not liking the Williams sisters? They are top threats to my rival, and they are cocky and rude, IMO. But that has nothing to do with race, unless assumptions are the basis of one's opinion. I don't like Capriati, so I must hate Italians, and I happen to really dislike Mauresmo...I'm against gays, right?

It's almost impossible to dislike a black athlete in a white-dominated sport, because *stuff* like this gets thrown around. Guess what...I don't like Stevenson, either. But I do like Rubin. I guess I just prefer the shade of Rubin's skin...a slightly different, more appealing tone?

I don't get it. It's easy to throw out the racist card, no?
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2002, 10:31 PM
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Please, if you are a Williams fan do not respond to this. Please!
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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2002, 10:32 PM
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I have been called racist before, but I'll leave those persons nameless as well. I really do like Rubin, it's great thats she's back n track, hopefully a spot in the top 10 is waiting for her.*crosses fingers*

I don't like Stevenson either, and like you said, the Williams sisters are the main rivals for Martina, and have beaten her A LOT recently, hence my main reason of disliking them. It also manes I'm a racist, along with evey other tennis fan who dislikes them.

BTW, when was that said to you? Recently?
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post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2002, 10:37 PM
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Williams fans...let it ride...yes I already know you know who will be in here...I know you are itching to let it rip...but just let it go, I know you know...they know...exhale and let it go! Even when Vanity shows up...let it go...PLEASE!
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All I got to say is that it is very possible to like Chanda Rubin and still be a racist. Please try and stop using Chanda as the reason why you or whoever likes black folks.

Now please Williams fans let us all.. enjoy Venus and Serena's success. let us ignore. I know I am not the one to be telling anyone this.. but let this thread die. Or let whoever wants to talk about their personal problems talk about this with themselves.

Oh and Fearless4some rule. Venus,Serena, Monica, Chanda

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serena y monica...I....can't....stop....from....typing, sorry

Rocksteady,

What is this? Are you even remotely serious? Really, you know you're own heart better than anyone and to let some anonymous internet poster affect you like this seems quite silly.

Everyone has their reasons for disliking whatever tennis player. I just think people should be consistent, IMO. Like people who dislike the williams sisters because of their "power" but then like jen and monica because of their games? Oh yeah that makes sense. another example would be people who dislike the williams sisters because of their "arrogance" and then like martina Hingis who is the queen arrogance(for the record I think all three women have long out grown this "arrogance" thing, maybe not serena but I still love her).

I think some posters are way too paranoid the way they accuse people of being racist. However there are people on this board who have written blatantly racist statements only to have them later removed by a moderator. IMO, those posters who write such crap are the racists. Just like someone who writes sexist drivel is a mysgonist.

Omigod I just thought of something, am I anti semetic cause I dont like lox and bagels, oh my goodness!

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I think I did pretty well especially by not bringing up the chanda issue.
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Yes I'm posting only to support Dawn and Serena y Monica. There advice should be followed. It's oh so tempting. But with all the glory we have now, it's also really not worth it.

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Uh amd Freethinker and Heavyhitter take the HIGHROAD on this silly topic. Or I am personally gonna kick your asses!!! LOL

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I DONT LIKE THE WILLIAMS SISTERS!!!!!!!
I dont care If am branded racist as long as I know I am not.
I HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS AT WORK WHOM ARE BLACK and they are really nice.

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post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2002, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Fine...forget I mentioned Chanda for a second.

How am I accused of being racist for disliking Venus and Serena? It doesn't make sense to me. Of course, there are black people on this board who only root for the Williams sisters, Rubin, Stevenson, and possibly another player, but I don't say (when they diss Hingis) "you have it against white people".

It's ridiculous.
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Rock Steady, people are unconciously racist IMO. They just are, whether you are or not, people are. The world is like that, there are racists out ther Rock Steady, realize it. And it is not always nice to label someone racist just for not liking the sisters, but... blah, who cares

"but I don't say (when they diss Hingis) "you have it against white people". "

There's a difference, I will leave it to you to figure it out

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and they are cocky and rude, IMO.
here is an example of what I dont understand. Okay you dont like venus and serena because they beat martina, okay fine perfectly understandable. But the above? Come on, you dont think martina hingis was the worlds most aggravating prima donna? She was, I can post the interviews where she constantly degraded her opponents. How much more rude can you be than to call someone "half a man"? And then not even apologize for it. Please explain that one.
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