Watch the clip and read the linked story. Tell me is this simply funny or does this have racist implications. Share your thoughts.
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Say it “ain’t” so, but it is. Serena williams wins a gold medal at the Olympics and she celebrates by doing a dance popularized by a street gang. ” Bill Plaschke, a sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times tweeted, “Isn’t there some kind of dance done by multi-millionaires who live in exclusive South Florida neighborhoods? Serena C-walking at Wimbledon only shows how long she’s been away from home, separated from violence and death associated with that dance. And then there was this from blogger Debbie Schlussel: “Yup, that’s what we need representing America, a Gold Medalist who, upon winning, glorifies hardened criminals who murder each other — and innocent Americans — for sport.”
This is a controversy that simply did not need to happen. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
UPDATE-JASON WHITLOCK’S TAKE ON CRIP WALK
Yesterday Serena Williams was penalized at the US Open for screaming out after she made a shot. The official awarded the point to her opponent, but today on ESPN I heard that this incident could cause Williams to be banned from next year’s Open. williams is on suspension for another incident and that is why this punishment could be severe. What are your thoughts is this worthy of a suspension from next year’s Open or should she simply be fined? Lastly, would a man be punished for an outburst like this? Remember John McEnroe?
Venus Williams is currently playing at the French Open. She wore this peek-a-boo outfit that has tongues wagging. This woman is one of the best tennis players currently playing the game. Serena has worn a number of risque outfits, but Venus was always the conservative one. Is this necessary? Does this enhance her persona or diminish it? Tell me what you think.
Webster defines apology as “an admission of error or discourtesy accompanied by an expression of regret.” We live an age where people are quick to admit an error but is there really a true expression of regret? As a child if I did something to my sister my mother would make me apologize, but not immediately. She would say you need to think about what you did, and why what you did was unacceptable. After true reflection I could then apologize, but over the past few days that is not what we are seeing. Rep. Joe Wilson called the president a liar during a televised joint session of Congress. He was forced to issue his admission of error, but he did it for strictly political reasons. Over the weekend we saw Serena Williams issue an admission of error, but she did not initially apologize. She has since acknowledged that her actions were beyond the pale, but her initial reaction was what she did was justifiable. Then we have Kanye West jump on stage and upstage a 17 year old pop star as she attempted to deliver her acceptance speech. He too felt justified, but the reaction to his antics was immediate as the crowd of his peers booed him. He has issued his admission of error and subsequent apology. In this age of quick fixes and quicker apologies does anyone ever take just a moment to reflect and see the wrong in their actions or do people just wait for their advisor or publicist to craft an apology?