Serena Williams said he understood the “pain and cruelty” he suffered Meghan markle, the wife of Prince Harry, who accused the British royal family of racism.
Meghan, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast on the American television channel CBS Sunday night, he said the royal family was concerned about how dark their children’s skin might be.
The duchess of sussexThe 39-year-old with a black mother and white father also said she was pushed to the brink of suicide after marrying Prince Harry in 2018.
Serena Williams, proud African-American champion of 23 Grand Slam titles, leader on the track and activist outside of it, wanted to transmit through social networks a message to her “friend” Meghan, who she said had taught her “what it means to be truly noble ”. He defended the person and the cause he represents.
“I know firsthand the sexism and racism that institutions and the media use to vilify women and people of color to minimize, break and demonize us,” Williams tweeted.
“We must recognize our obligation to condemn malicious and baseless gossip and tabloid journalism.”
I want Meghan’s daughter, my daughter, and your daughter to live in a society driven by respect
“The mental health consequences of systemic oppression and victimization are devastating, separatist, and all too often lethal,” continues Serena.
Meghan and Harry They said in the interview that their second child, who will be born this summer, would be a girl.
“I want Meghan’s daughter, my daughter and your daughter to live in a society driven by respect,” Williams added.
Serena Williams attended the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. And he has continually distinguished himself for his fight against inequality. It comes from a ghetto of The Angels, where one of his stepsisters died accidentally victim of a shooting between gangs.