Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian (Photo Source: Instagram/serenawilliams)

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian (Photo Source: Instagram/serenawilliams)

The announcement that Serena Williams is now engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian was happy news for fans of the tennis star. Throughout her career ,she has shown style, grace, and intelligence and has been the epitome of a strong Black woman. But for some Twitter users, her engagement has raised the controversial issue of mixed relationships. Comments on social media have been an unsightly mix of intolerance and hate as some people are upset that she is marrying a White man. But it was not all negative; most folks are happy for Williams.

Here are just a few of the comments floating around social media (hit the flip for more):

Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.

  • dick green

    HA HA HA! What’s the first thing a negros does when it gets nickels to rub together? Gets the hell away from other nig nogs. Lol

  • Linda S. Tucker-Jones

    She married a MAN! We need to stop it with all of this BLACK & WHITE stuff. God made MAN for WOMAN, & if you call yourself a Christian, you need to act like it and show LOVE, because God is LOVE and He wants us to love one another no matter what color, shape or size they are. That’s what wrong with the world now, you let all these sinful spirits into your heart & home, and then you wonder why your child is acting up, why your marriage is not right, why your life is messed up or why your family is dysfunctional. Stop worrying about her life and who she’s marrying and worry about your own.

    2 Chronicles 7:14
    “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

    This is what we should be concerned about and NOT knocking down someone else blessing! Stop complaining about things you can’t change and start praying for the world that you live in before all this tragedy that’s going on knocks at your door. To God be the Glory!