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”There comes a time when silence is betrayal” – Serena Williams writes on police violence against blacks

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Serena Williams has penned a though provoking opinion on the issues of American police shooting black Americans incessantly.

In a Facebook post published some hours ago,  the tennis star shared her experience while dribving with her nephew.

She wrote:

Today I asked my 18 year old nephew (to be clear he’s black) to drive me to my meetings so I can work on my phone #safteyfirst. In the distance I saw cop on the side of the road. I quickly checked to see if he was obliging by the speed limit. Than I remembered that horrible video of the woman in the car when a cop shot her boyfriend. All of this went through my mind in a matter of seconds. I even regretted not driving myself. I would never forgive myself if something happened to my nephew. He’s so innocent. So were all “the others”  

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I am a total believer that not “everyone” is bad It is just the ones that are ignorant, afraid, uneducated, and insensitive that is affecting millions and millions of lives.  

Why did I have to think about this in 2016? Have we not gone through enough, opened so many doors, impacted billions of lives? But I realized we must stride on- for it’s not how far we have come but how much further still we have to go. 

I than wondered than have I spoken up? I had to take a look at me. What about my nephews? What if I have a son and what about my daughters? 

As Dr. Martin Luther King said ” There comes a time when silence is betrayal”.
I
Won’t
Be
Silent
Serena

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