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As I made my way into the personal diary of Serena Williams, I discovered that it’s a broader and vivid portrait of a career woman who still has to deal with the challenges that are assigned to her station.

The Williams Sisters are Black women who look Black.

Their features aren’t carved from exoticness of mixtures that provide the preferred default for all the other global establishments. And there’s no doubt that if they had the security of refinement, without the ethnic qualities, the shameful treatment that has greeted them at every turn would be non-existent.

Read Ezinne’s full essay here.

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