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View Poll Results: If your a Williams fans whats your original ethnic background?
Black American 4 8.33%
Black other Nationality 6 12.50%
Asian Nationality 9 18.75%
Other ethnic Origin/ Nationality 29 60.42%
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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2009, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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Survey: ethnic origins of Williams fans

I _hope_ this is not seen as politically incorrect or racist but I am curious if the Williams sisters have bought a lot of Black American fans into the game that may not be interested in tennis if not for them.

On that note im doing a survey of her fans to see what ethnic background they are.

Hmmm I tried to change last option to White/ Caucasian and other but i dunno how to edit poll question??

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Re: Survey: ethnic origins of Williams fans

I love Venus and I like Serena, and I'm... Canadian with Greek ancestors.


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Re: Survey: ethnic origins of Williams fans

You have 2 black options and an Asian and yet no White option?

I'm white.


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Re: Survey: ethnic origins of Williams fans

Caucasian - irish/french/italian/english heritage
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Re: Survey: ethnic origins of Williams fans

why is there no white option?!?
would be the obvious other option to put on there
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White Irish guy who loves Serena and has huge respect for Venus.

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Re: Survey: ethnic origins of Williams fans

Contrarely (sp) to popular belief our fanbases are pretty wide when it comes to this and the majority of us didnt start to like them because of their race

Anyway i am mixed (black mom (well shes mixed herself) white dad) Portuguese

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Re: Survey: ethnic origins of Williams fans

So Caucasians are now regulated to "other" ??? My heritage is Irish, I think with a little mixing in the past. There are a lot of us "whites" that love Serena and Venus.
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You have 2 black options and an Asian and yet no White option?

I'm white.
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Re: Survey: ethnic origins of Williams fans

There's no white option!


I live in America

Almost all of my favorite stars are black


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My president is black too. And yes I campaigned and voted for him, just like millions of other white people here in America!


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Asian.

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Re: Survey: ethnic origins of Williams fans

Surely their player forums are a more appropriate place for this.

Anyway, I would imagine most of their fans are true fans who like them for their games and personalities, not by default reasons such as ethnic origin or nationality.
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Re: Survey: ethnic origins of Williams fans

I don't know where people get this silly notion that only blacks/minority loves Venus and Serena.

IMHO only small minded Whites hate them because of their color. I love both of them and as most can see from my sig love a host of other players, because I'm a tennis fan first an foremost.

I was just blessed to live in the same era that the world was graced with two black sisters who turned out to be tennis legends.

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Re: Survey: ethnic origins of Williams fans

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why is there no white option?!?
would be the obvious other option to put on there
Cause if i put the final option as just white I would get some other nationality saying that they are not white cause they may be hispanic etc so im assuming all other nationalities is mostly caucasian but I will try to edit the thread poll for it to say White and other nationalities
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Guess you're other
Duh.


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