From the Crunk Feminist Collective comes some good reflections on gender, race, and the culture of tennis.
So, here’s the deal: in her recent U.S. Open match, Serena Williams was angry at a call. Yep, athletes get angry all the time, and their behavior isn’t necessarily mature or justifiable. I don’t actually have much interest in parsing out the good and the bad of Serena Williams’ response. The question I am interested in is how is the anger of a black woman “read” differently than the anger of a white man?