In the midst of congratulating Serena Williams on her 6th Wimbledon win and 21st Grand slam the celebration has taken an ugly turn on social media now that the topic has turned to a battle over Serena’s body image.

Apparently one or two bloggers or twitter posters commented on Serena being built like a man and ALL the blacks looking for easy likes took that,ran with it, and have taking it up as their new social media cause. The problem is that there really aren’t that many people actually saying that Serena is built like a man. I mean you’re always going to have your internet trolls and a racist D list blogger here and there, but I haven’t seen all the comments that warrant the contrived “outcry” I’m seeing. Don’t get me wrong. I have seen soem comments, but none that a champion like Serena should be letting get to her. It all feels so contrived.

I’ve seen women post:

It’s so sad to see that our black men don’t even stand up for us when we’re insulted.

The same people who insulted Serena praised Caitlin Jenner.

They use any excuse to tear down our black women.

I’ve seen men post:

All they do is insult our beautiful black sisters

They’re jealous of our greatness.

And I’ve even seen the really conscious (The Hoteps) dismiss her all together for having a white boyfriend.

In my humble opinion I think these conscious kids are the ones tearing down Serena in a backhanded way. Let me explain what I mean. When you’re an athlete you’re used to a certain degree of hecklers. White athletes go through it as well as black athletes all over the world. The black athletes are always going to fall victim of racial epitaphs, but they all get it in some form. Serena just won a major event and instead of us just talking about that we have black social media taking up this unrighteous campaign veiled as standing up for a woman who  needs no standing up for. You really think Serena Williams is insecure about her body in any form or fashion? You think these are things she hasn’t heard in this white dominated sport? At some point you have to develop a resiliency to the opinions of your enemy.

But honestly it’s easier to concentrate on their dumb jokes because fits the conscious agenda to always concentrate on what some white person has to say about a black person. THAT, above everything else, becomes the issue. We must always have their approval, compliments, and validation or we’ll develop memes to show how you have that validation to a white person when it should have gone to us. It wasn’t whites who compared Serena to a 60+ Transsexual. It was the conscious community using their constant go to mechanism of emotional guilt to make a point. Caitlin Jenner’s name should not have even  been brought up in the same sentence of Serena this week.

Some things you just have to rise above, and realize that not everyone is going to celebrate your win. There are those that will be mad and they should be. However, if you’re constantly worried about the low hanging fruit you’ll never climb the tree. Climb the tree people. Stop being insulted by every little thing. Stop fighting every petty battle. Stop giving energy to every minion with a Twitter account. And finally, above all else, please stop needing every white person to think that every black person is a King or a goddess. You’ll waste your whole life fighting for something that will never happen. If the goal is Black Excellence and Serena is accomplishing that then why are we worried about the opinion of a couple worthless, racist blogs over celebrating her win?

Qmunity what do you think?

In an effort to “stand up” get attention for themselves for Serena did the conscious community hijack her shining moment?

Should they have just overlooked the comments and chalked them to “sour grapes”?

Or were they righteous and justified for comparing Serena to a 70-year-old Transsexual who just learned how to do makeup last week?

Does Serena seem hurt, bothered, or mad to you?

Does the conscious community overshadow our good times with their constant quest to highlight every instance where whites slighted us?


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Vitamin Q (VQ) is a writer, blogger personality, and a social commentator. He irreverently analyzes how social issues affect individuals in modern society by using sarcasm, humor, and intellect, creating his own unique blend of Southern SHADE, purely for the purpose of helping like minds cope. “I say it so you don’t have to!”
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