Little by little more celebrities are reacting to the police violence that has been taking place in the United States.
Serena Williams was on a drive with her nephew, while he was driving she noticed a cop on their side, she quickly made sure he was doing the speed limit. Then remembered the horrible video of the taping of the man being shot by police when it was being recorded by his girlfriend.
The drive with her nephew also left Serena feeling guilty for not getting behind the wheel herself.
“I would never forgive myself if something happened to my nephew,” Williams wrote. “He’s so innocent. So were all ‘the others.’”
“I am a total believer that not ‘everyone’ is bad It is just the ones that are ignorant, afraid, uneducated, and insensitive that is affecting millions and millions of lives.”
She referenced other police-involved shootings, writing, “Have we not gone through enough, opened so many doors, impacted billions of lives?”
Serena is the latest star to join a growing movement of athletes who are speaking out about how racism and police brutality go hand-in-hand and affect their lives.
“Why did I have to think about this in 2016?” she wrote on Facebook. “Have we not gone through enough, opened so many doors, impacted billions of lives? But I realized we must stride on – for it’s not how far we have come but how much further still we have to go.”
Williams ended her post with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “There comes a time when silence is betrayal”.
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