Venus Williams, a Car Accident, and the Outrageous Police Response

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My bias is real. When it comes to tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams, they have never been just athletes to me, but people. Like many others I have felt an imperative to defend against their detractors, know-nothings, and dime-store bigots.

The reasons are obvious: they were once two black teenagers from the public courts of Compton, treated with contempt—of both a race and class variety—by their sport and they not only survived but thrived. Over the last two decades, as the Williams sisters have moved from champions to icons, my knee-jerk…READ MORE

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