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Why don't the White Female Tennis Players Take A Stand On Indian Wells?

I have read articles saying the Williams Sisters should support Shahar Peer but why just because they are black women? Give me a break. When have white women on the WTA ever supported the Williams Sisters? Why should Venus and Serena support Peer? Whatever. I don't see the white female tennis players supporting the Williams Sisters over Indian Wells they remained silent and continue to play the event. I don't see Billie Jean King or Chris Evert part owners of Indian Wells saying anything about it? In fact, Evert and King have made neagtive comments about the Williams Sisters over the years.
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Re: Why don't the White Female Tennis Players Take A Stand On Indian Wells?

and you couldn't post this opinion in the thread where you read the article? Need attention much?
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When will this board stop being OBSESSED with anything and EVERYTHING Indian Wells and the Williams sisters? Jesus Christ, it's hilarious. We don't know the players, what they think, where they think it, and when they think it, but I'm sure a lot of them definitely want the best for the sisters at the end of the day. End of story.

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Re: Why don't the White Female Tennis Players Take A Stand On Indian Wells?

Well it's all about double standards isn't it? Here you have a low ranked white Jew Shahar Peer and the media want Venus and Serena to support her. Why? The white women on the WTA have always been very envious and jealous of the Williams Sisters incredible success so no surprise they did not take a stand on Indiann Wells. Yet the WTA NEVER supports the Williams Sisters give me a break.
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Re: Why don't the White Female Tennis Players Take A Stand On Indian Wells?

Because the WS know about being discriminated against and that article writer thought that they would stand up for someone who was also being discriminated against.

Everything I've seen you post BTW, is always black vs. white


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Well it's all about double standards isn't it? Here you have a low ranked white Jew Shahar Peer and the media want Venus and Serena to support her. Why? The white women on the WTA have always been very envious and jealous of the Williams Sisters incredible success so no surprise they did not take a stand on Indiann Wells. Yet the WTA NEVER supports the Williams Sisters give me a break.
I although you argument has merits, the ESPN article you are trying to rebutle was roundingly dismissed by most posters on this board as poorly researched and disjointed.

Therefore I don't think this thread is necessary.
The WS have moved on, it is time for fans to move on as well.

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Re: Why don't the White Female Tennis Players Take A Stand On Indian Wells?

It's not like the non-white players have taken a stand, either. The silence all around has been very disappointing--but expected.
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Re: Why don't the White Female Tennis Players Take A Stand On Indian Wells?

Excuse me for being totally Ignorant, but what exactly happened at IW that caused this problem with the WS?

I Obviously missed it, but have heard many things about it, what did the Organisers at IW Do?

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Re: Why don't the White Female Tennis Players Take A Stand On Indian Wells?

But the WTA has not moved on they want to force the Williams Sisters to promote IW next month. The white women on the WTA have NEVER supported the Williams Sisters over Indian Wells. Not ONE white female tennis player has taken a stand and said the Indian Wells incident was RACIST.


Yet suddenly you have white and black journalists wanting Venus and Serena to support a white Jew whatever.

I doubt Venus and Serena are going to do this I sure hope they don't. It isn't black athletes JOB to be the United Nations of sports. Venus and Serena's job is to LOOK OUT for themselves because NOBODY else is doing it. When Serena was only nineteen all she had was her family when thousands of racists white Americans booed her at the Indian Wells event. White people on this board make a gazilion excuses yet this racism took place within YOUR OWN COUNTRY THE U.S.A. I thought Indian Wells was so disgusting the racism was out of line. I cannot imagine how Serena felt the racist white crowd booing EVERY single shot she hit yet Serena blocked out these white American racists and WON the event anyway that's incredible mental strength.

Next despite the TV footage available you have white people on this board make five million EXCUSES saying the IW incident was not racism. You have white female tennis pros Evert and King CO OWNERS of the Indian Wells event NOT SUPPORT the Williams Sisters of course. Because King and Evert have to make their money right. Next, you have the WTA basically trying to force the Williams Sisters to play the event.

The WTA never supported the Williams Sisters and I don't feel Venus or Serena should support Shahar Peer. Peer never supported them and they shouldn't feel the need to support her.
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Re: Why don't the White Female Tennis Players Take A Stand On Indian Wells?

Why didnt you just post this in the thread?

There is no need to make this a matter of race.
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Re: Why don't the White Female Tennis Players Take A Stand On Indian Wells?

Another reason why this thread is not necessary, the manufactured outrage and indignation of posters who think they are being unfairly accused of being racist would be the only reaction you get.
For them, that reaction alone is enough to address any substancive argument you make.

None would address the double standards issue that is front and center in your original post.

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you do realise that u do more BAD then GOOD to the girls when u start useless threads like this right? it's like opening the flood gates for the haters to come, as if they need more reasons to unleash their venom towards them

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Re: Why don't the White Female Tennis Players Take A Stand On Indian Wells?

You think the Indian Wells incident is racist, and I don't. I'm sure many people don't think it's racist either. The end.

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But the WTA has not moved on they want to force the Williams Sisters to promote IW next month. The white women on the WTA have NEVER supported the Williams Sisters over Indian Wells. Not ONE white female tennis player has taken a stand and said the Indian Wells incident was RACIST.


Yet suddenly you have white and black journalists wanting Venus and Serena to support a white Jew whatever.

I doubt Venus and Serena are going to do this I sure hope they don't. It isn't black athletes JOB to be the United Nations of sports. Venus and Serena's job is to LOOK OUT for themselves because NOBODY else is doing it. When Serena was only nineteen all she had was her family when thousands of racists white Americans booed her at the Indian Wells event. White people on this board make a gazilion excuses yet this racism took place within YOUR OWN COUNTRY THE U.S.A. I thought Indian Wells was so disgusting the racism was out of line. I cannot imagine how Serena felt the racist white crowd booing EVERY single shot she hit yet Serena blocked out these white American racists and WON the event anyway that's incredible mental strength.

Next despite the TV footage available you have white people on this board make five million EXCUSES saying the IW incident was not racism. You have white female tennis pros Evert and King CO OWNERS of the Indian Wells event NOT SUPPORT the Williams Sisters of course. Because King and Evert have to make their money right. Next, you have the WTA basically trying to force the Williams Sisters to play the event.

The WTA never supported the Williams Sisters and I don't feel Venus or Serena should support Shahar Peer. Peer never supported them and they shouldn't feel the need to support her.
Kim Clijsters did. She also felt horrible and ashamed for the reaction the crowd gave to Serena. Hence the fact that since then, the Williams family looked at Kim as if she were one of their own.
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