Serena’s ultimate American folk tale – despite being born with America ’s double burden of racism & sexism – is still being written in real time – Bryan Armen Graham

July 12, 2015

Sports, USA, Women

Serena Williams transcends sport. We’re lucky to be living in her time

The Guardian/Bryan Armen Graham

 

“Racism and sexism are for real, but Serena has overcome this double burden with a grace and composure taught only in classrooms. She’s a real American hero.”

“Serena has done nothing even remotely criminal or even deliberately offensive. All she’s done is win and not be sorry for it. Those hell-bent enough to find character flaws could point to moments of iffy sportsmanship early in her career, especially after losses. Yet she’s made demonstrable strides in that area, which is even more admirable than if she’d been perfect all along because people generally don’t change. Today she’s the exemplar of grace and graciousness in victory or defeat.”

READ THE WHOLE ESSAY:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jul/12/serena-williams-transcends-sport-outsider

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