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):
Serena Williams engaged to a white man… White twitter vs Black twitter pic.twitter.com/87MZOWxzeP
— M.Vaughn (@melvinik) December 29, 2016