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No African Americans in Toronto! Venus,Chanda,and Alex out!

What a pity! They bring so much excitement,anticipation,and "color",to the game! Hope they are all better for the USopen. However, I am fearful of a Toronto scenario.
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Hell, they can't win everything. They know when to rest up. I bet an African American win the US Open.

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Why do u keep bringing up color? WHO CARES! Tennis is tennis! Color or no color does not make tennis exciting!

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Why do u keep bringing up color? WHO CARES! Tennis is tennis! Color or no color does not make tennis exciting!
My sentiments exactly!!!
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how is it really any different from people loving the russians, or rooting on Asian girls, which neither offends me. I'm not offended by belgians only rooting for the Belgian girls.

Just wondering what you all think when you see threads dedicated to these people?
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Maybe because Russians are Russians, Belgians are Belgians and Americans are Americans regardless of what their skin color is such that refering to African Americans as different from the other American players is like saying that there should be a distinction?

Im guessing.
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But, aren't humans humans? why make distinction based on geographical location?

May be Venus, chanda and Alexandra are scared about the promised crackdown on Blacks by the toronto police chief.
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how is it really any different from people loving the russians, or rooting on Asian girls, which neither offends me. I'm not offended by belgians only rooting for the Belgian girls.

Just wondering what you all think when you see threads dedicated to these people?
Hmmm so now African Americans have their own separate country? Gee I always thought they lived in the USA, making them Americans.

Belgians: Americans::Whites: Blacks

They don't intermingle.

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Maybe because Russians are Russians, Belgians are Belgians and Americans are Americans regardless of what their skin color is such that refering to African Americans as different from the other American players is like saying that there should be a distinction?

Im guessing.
Wow, I've never seen a non-white Russian and Begian playing tennis but I understand your point.

Let me ask if the person had said all the southern girls are out. They bring excitement to the game. Would that be offensive? Leaving out the rest of the girls from different states eventhough they are all American.
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Hmmm so now African Americans have their own separate country? Gee I always thought they lived in the USA, making them Americans.

Belgians: Americans::Whites: Blacks

They don't intermingle.
well according to minboy we do.
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this is so tired.....it is like kindergarten up in here....

cheer for whoever for whatever reason........

no one could tell me who to cheer for and why to cheer for them cos I won't do that to them.....

if u wanna cheer for them cos they got blisters on their lips and u have one too go right ahead.

If u wanna hate them cos their ass is big and you wish u had a big ass then go ahead n boo.

whatever whenever just do the damn thing and enjoy it ...........

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Actually, it's a new law. All Blacks have to leave Canada. They've already stated moving them down to Acapulco on foot in a reverse of the the Trail of Tears. Canadians on the whole, of course, are far too polite to impose on American hospitality by dying in droves along the way. Nonetheless, to avoid any unseemly historical parallels, these future Mexican near-citizens are treated with nitrous oxide three times a day along the march. The Washington Press Corp has started calling it 'The Trail of Giggles', a name I think may stick.

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Top reasons there are no African Americans in Toronto this year:

New tournament sponsor, Clorox, should have been a tipoff.

Tennis Canada refused to play a rap version of "Oh Canada".

With Sonya Jeyaseelan back on the tour, the tournament had already reached the legal melanin limit for the city.

Airport officials mistakenly sent them to the Raptors, assuming they were basketball players.

Poor exchange rate for the Canadian dollar triggered a case of the "Toronto flu".

New tournament director was a player all of them beat badly.

Canadian Parliament enacted a tariff, forcing tournament to showcase "fine Canadian booty" instead.

Stadium court lights not working, and tournament officials were afraid fans wouldn't be able to see them during night matches.

Did I miss any?
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whatever...vee fans need to be worried about her status for the open...i know for a fact that carlos her agent said that the goal was to play toronto and if she had to pull out, it would not be a good sign for the open

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