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Saturday, February 06, 2016

Nobody Asked Me

I think Serena Williams is beautiful. And I definitely think the First Lady is, also. I don't know where people get the idea that "whites" aren't attracted to black women, or that there must be a  sinister reason why Maria Sharapova makes more in endorsements than Serena does.

Even though the category "white" is completely made up (there's more than a fair share of open racism once heaped on "ethnics" now considered white) I'm sympathetic to charges of anti-black racism, but, if Sharapova walked in and I didn't know who she was, I would assume she was a model. Absurdly attractive Russian tennis players is not a new thing, as you may recall. Maria is a much better player than Anna Kournikova, but let's say they have options for selling things in life after tennis.

But Serena made 13 million dollars just in endorsements last year, so even if racism has affected her earnings, try not to let it get you down. She can walk into any room and say, "I am the greatest tennis player alive" and nobody would argue, unless you had some Federer fans, or devotees of Martina Navratilova hanging around.

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