Black Twitter is hurt, angry and happy over Serena Williams’ engagement

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 Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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