And why comments about President and Mrs Obama have intensified this profane behavior in the USA, characteristic of the ultra right Republican Party, former Dixiecrats, KKK and slave owners, along with the silent majority who allow it to go on unchallenged. The so-called liberals!
How Americans have reacted to these two great players, rooting often against them for the NON American player, unforgivable!
No love for this tennis tournament: Times staffer Michelle Maltais writes about how the memories of a mostly white crowd booing Serena Williams at Indian Wells still sting 11 years later.
The reality in America is that most black parents teach their children both intentionally and subconsciously about cultural realities, as matter-of-factly as teaching kids to look both ways before crossing the street.
To blacks, these are the cultural ABCs: Always be conscious. These lessons become so much a part of us, they course through us just as our blood moves through our veins. They can trigger a fight-or-flight reaction when circumstances seem dangerous.
Photo: Serena Williams, left, is congratulated by her sister Venus and father Richard after defeating Kim Clijsters of Belgium in March 2001 in Indian Wells. Credit: John Mabanglo / AFP/Getty Images