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Excerpt from interview after their doubles semi final win today :


Q. You've dominated this tournament. Two finals tomorrow and day after tomorrow. It's the first time in 42 years since Althea Gibson. In this tournament there are no African American players except for you. What do you think of it? Do you have any idea?


VENUS WILLIAMS: Well, we just try to celebrate world spirit, so we feel like we are carrying the banner for good people around the world.


Q. Do you think there's anything that can be done to encourage more African American players on to the tour?


VENUS WILLIAMS: Hopefully Serena and I will keep winning and that will be some encouragement to all good people.


Mmmm, I was wondering if Venus implied all black people were good people (which would be a racist comment against white people)
OR does she mean she is with her sister an inspiration to good people regardless of race.
I suppose she means the latter but I'm confused since the interviewer made a reference to black people in both questions.
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Not that she was saying this, but how is implying that all African American people good people racist against white people?

Obviously she's saying that she wants to inspire, not just African American people, but all people. Again, how is saying that African American people are good people saying anything negative against white people?

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if you're french you should know what a double entendre is.

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No. She is pretty clearly saying that she hopes they inspire ALL people and not just black people. Notice her responses before. She is trying to be inclusive and not be caged as only an inspiration for black people. Venus rarely ever responds to this question the way the interviewer intends. I don't think she wants to be seen as divisive but rather as inclusive. However, she and Serena do work with different groups in the U.S. encouraging sport, etc., for disadvantaged and other children, white, black, Asian, whatever.
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Excerpt from interview after their doubles semi final win today :


Q. You've dominated this tournament. Two finals tomorrow and day after tomorrow. It's the first time in 42 years since Althea Gibson. In this tournament there are no African American players except for you. What do you think of it? Do you have any idea?


VENUS WILLIAMS: Well, we just try to celebrate world spirit, so we feel like we are carrying the banner for good people around the world.


Q. Do you think there's anything that can be done to encourage more African American players on to the tour?


VENUS WILLIAMS: Hopefully Serena and I will keep winning and that will be some encouragement to all good people.


Mmmm, I was wondering if Venus implied all black people were good people (which would be a racist comment against white people)
OR does she mean she is with her sister an inspiration to good people regardless of race.
I suppose she means the latter but I'm confused since the interviewer made a reference to black people in both questions.
How dumb is that! What don't you understand? all good people AROUND THE WORLD .
it means all good people from around the world,(asian, european,african,latin) seems very simple to me! This shit is typical.

Props to Venus once again, she knows how these Assholes work, to get people in trouble. Some tennis players should learn how to conduct themselves with press around. guess that's to much to ask.

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Re: about "good people"...incredible quote by Venus today

Ok so the Williamses are good people, are opposed to...?
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That was quite a great answer - Obviously she meant she hopes she inspires anyone, regardless of race.

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Mmmm, I was wondering if Venus implied all black people were good people (which would be a racist comment against white people)
OR does she mean she is with her sister an inspiration to good people regardless of race.
I suppose she means the latter but I'm confused since the interviewer made a reference to black people in both questions.
She's actually doing quite the opposite. She's trying to take the ethnicity factor OUT of the equation.

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Excerpt from interview after their doubles semi final win today :


Q. You've dominated this tournament. Two finals tomorrow and day after tomorrow. It's the first time in 42 years since Althea Gibson. In this tournament there are no African American players except for you. What do you think of it? Do you have any idea?


VENUS WILLIAMS: Well, we just try to celebrate world spirit, so we feel like we are carrying the banner for good people around the world.


Q. Do you think there's anything that can be done to encourage more African American players on to the tour?


VENUS WILLIAMS: Hopefully Serena and I will keep winning and that will be some encouragement to all good people.

Mmmm, I was wondering if Venus implied all black people were good people (which would be a racist comment against white people)
OR does she mean she is with her sister an inspiration to good people regardless of race.
I suppose she means the latter but I'm confused since the interviewer made a reference to black people in both questions.
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Ok so the Williamses are good people, are opposed to...?

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I love Venus. Such a class act.
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Re: about "good people"...incredible quote by Venus today

Yeah but also, "good people" : how pretentious is that ?
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Yeah but also, "good people" : how pretentious is that ?
You have some comprehension problems. She is trying to look beyond someone's race (or gender or nationality - I feel free to add). I guess people have to realize not to percieve them as just African Americans and implicitly as role models for (only) African American people. They inspire us all and can be great role models for everyone around the globe.
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Yeah but also, "good people" : how pretentious is that ?

So first she was racist, then she was prentnetious.
Where do you start with these people.

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