Oh, so you must have heard by now that Serena Williams, the decorated tennis star, went into a tirade of allegations and victimhood during the final of the US open. While left-wingers stand blatantly in support of Williams and believe that she deserves no criticism, there is more to this story than what meets the eye. Left-wingers can scream all they want about Serena being a double minority, as she is a female and black, but we won’t fall to the appeal of emotions and will look only at facts.
And anybody who has watched that match would agree that the facts suggest that Williams was at foul. Her coach confessed to coaching her, she did smash her racket to the ground, and she did verbally abuse Ramos, the ref. With all this confirmed, there is no doubt in the fact that the penalties on Serena are completely justified.
However, liberals and the left are ignoring all the facts and are talking about their own intolerant understanding of the issue. Toni Van Pelt, who is the President of National Organization for Women, mentioned: “In what was a blatantly racist and sexist move, tennis umpire Carlos Ramos unfairly penalized Serena Williams in an abhorrent display of male dominance and discrimination. This would not have happened if Serena Williams was a man,” she said. “She would have been cheered and chided for ‘gamesmanship.’ Male tennis stars are reminding us that they have ‘done much worse’ and have not been penalized.”
But besides the left making dogmatic and emotional claims, not many other experts have sided with Williams. Richard Ings, who was a chair umpire himself, has castigated Williams for her hysterical drama.
He said, “Williams faced neither sexism nor racism in this grand slam final. We should not let her record, as glowing as it is, overshadow the fact that on this day, in this match Williams was wrong. The decisions made by Ramos had nothing to do with sexism or racism. They had everything to do with observing clear breaches of the grand slam code of conduct and then having the courage to call them without fear or favor.”
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.