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Serena Williams posts powerful response to police brutality

The tennis star took to Facebook, and did not hold back.


Brianna Holt


Posted on Sep 27, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 10:10 pm CDT

More entertainers, artists, and athletes continue to speak out against police violence. Beyoncé added the victims of officer-involved shootings to the visuals in her Lemonade tour, and then Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the national anthem. Now Serena Williams offers her thoughts via a meditative Facebook post.

On Tuesday the tennis player shared a very thoughtful and personal story about why she is choosing to say something. After riding in the car with her 18-year-old nephew and spotting a cop car in the distance, Williams found herself reminiscing on the video of the killing of Philando Castille, who was shot during a routine traffic stop.

In the post she expresses her concern for her nephew’s safety and the fear that follows having a black, male family member.

She concluded her post with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. on silence being violence. Check out the entire post below.

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*First Published: Sep 27, 2016, 9:28 pm CDT