Serena Williams to Black Lives Matter Activists: 'Keep It Up, Don't Let Those Trolls Stop You'

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In a personal essay to WIRED, tennis trailblazer Serena Williams spoke on race, equality and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Serena Williams is looking to change the future.

As WIRED magazine's November guest editor, the tennis icon takes on race, inequality and the Black Lives Matter movement. 

“I’m a Black woman, and I am in a sport that wasn’t really meant for Black people,” she said. “So to those of you involved in equality movements like Black Lives Matter, I say this: Keep it up. Don’t let those trolls stop you.... To other people, I say: When someone’s harassing someone else, speak up!”

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She continued, “Nothing like Black Girls Code existed when I was growing up. (And I know what it’s like to be interested in a field where the other kids don’t look like you).”

The tennis champ then went on to say, “But we can keep working even more to increase equality—whether it’s making sure to interview Black candidates for tech jobs or standing up to cyberbullying or making sure that our technology is designed by all kinds of people.”

Virtual round of applause to Serena please, because did she preach, or did she preach? Thank you, Ms. Williams. 

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