After Serena Williams shared an old video of a girl speaking up for the black community while bursting into tears, Alexis Ohanian backed up his wife’s post and commented “White America, we need to do better!” Serena Williams, as a powerful voice among black people and not only, reacted on 31st of May to the Minneapolis protests triggered by the death of George Floyd, who was strangled by a police officer who used nothing but his knee to press over Floyd’s neck.
Rallies with people of all races have started in more than 100 cities and even Trump was taken to a bunker when the events started to look dangerous.
Serena Williams’ sad reaction
As a response to the gravity of the Minneapolis events, Serena Williams shared a video with the speech of a black girl dating from 2016.
Along with it, she expressed her downcast feelings about the many incidents taking place across America.
“I can’t and still can’t find the words to say or express how sad I feel.... but she (editor’s note: the little girl) found them for me.
She found them for so many of us. A lot of us are numb... lost for words... I know I am. This is a difficult time,” Serena wrote on Instagram. “A lot of us growing up were taught to pray “Let thy kingdom come,” and this is what I continue to pray for in addition to so many that have been hurt/killed or simply traumatized by how people of a different color are treated.
The worst part is this is nothing new, ‘it’s just filmed.’ I’m with a heavy heart. I’m lost for words,” Williams continued.
“I come here to talk about how I feel. And I feel like we are treated differently than other people. And I don’t like how we’re treated… just because of our colour doesn’t mean anything to me.
I believe that…” the little girl said before her tears started to take over. After some encouragement from the crowd and a shouted “Do not stop!”, the girl continued: “We are black people, and we shouldn’t have to feel like this.
We shouldn’t have to protest because y’all are treating us wrong. We do this because we need to have rights”.