But do not expect those who can see beyond one’s race to think at your level. Tennis superstar Serena Williams is marrying Reddit cofounder and Y Combinator partner Alexis Ohanian, according to a Thursday post she made on — where else — Reddit. The sisters have just played each other in the final of the Lipton International Players Championships (now the Sony Ericsson Open), with Venus defeating Serena to win the tournament. (Jeff Christensen / Reuters) American tennis player Serena Williams (left) and her sister Venus (right) with their mother Oracene, Key Biscayne, Florida, 28th March 1999.Fox during People Magazine Heroes Among Us-A celebration of the Human Spirit Luncheonrit at Heroes Among Us in New York, New York, United States.(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) Serena Williams returns a shot during her fourth-round 2006 U. Open match against Amelie Mauresmo at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. (Photo by Corey Sipkin/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) Serena Williams during Jed Weinstein Presents and Epic Sports Celebrate the New Face of Land Rover with Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams at Manhattan Automobile Company Rooftop in New York City, New York, United States.(Photo by Ryan Born/Wire Image) Serena Williams of the U. poses for photographers as she holds the winners trophy after defeating Russia's Vera Zvonareva in the womens' singles final at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, July 3, 2010.When news broke that Serena Williams was engaged to Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, a White man, as usual, folks got to talking.I hate to say it, but every time a Black woman—or man for that matter—gets engaged to a member of another race or ethnicity, prejudice and racist folks alike come a stomping. But to outright judge a celebrity who you do not know…and frankly fellas, had a VERY small chance of snagging is just ridiculous.
But social media continues to let us know that prejudice thinking individuals are still alive and well.Plus, who Serena Williams, or any woman who you aren’t dating for that matter, has NOTHING to do with you.Just sayin.’ For some of you, love will never be colorblind.(Photo by Mychal Watts/Wire Image) US Serena Williams, who won the Roland-Garros Tennis Open in 2002, gives a press conference, in Paris, one day ahead of the beginning of the French Tennis Open.(JEAN-LOUP GAUTREAU/AFP/Getty Images) Serena Williams of the USA and Lleyton Hewitt of Australia with their 2002 world number one awards during the ITF World Champions dinner on June 2, 2003 at the Pavillon d'Armenonville in Paris, France.