This is how WE must protect OUR children and not allow ANYONE to tear them down. I absolutely LOVE Richard Williams for this. This is how you raise excellence!! You see that's a PARENT, we need more real PARENTS in this world. I see this all the time. Others get real uncomfortable when people of color exhibit what “biased persons” consider “white behaviors” : confidence, intellect, articulation, self advocacy. They respond with control & power, in an attempt to silence them. We as parents must instill self love, self confidence, self worth, self esteem, etc into OUR kids! Prepare them to reach beyond the sky & be prepared for obstacles. The guarding of her confidence in this moment is the model of what every Black child needs as they declare their intentions in a world that does its best to limit our reach.
Venus didn't say it it with false bravado. She wasn't mugging for the camera with arrogance. She said it with honest belief in herself because she wasn't being fake. She *knows she puts in the work* therefore her confidence exudes! This young black queen was owning her EXCELLENCE!!!
Richard Williams (& Oracene) gave us the 2 greatest tennis champs ever! Knew nothing about tennis. Learned from a book & video tape and taught those girls. That man does NOT get enough respect. The world wasn't ready for him. But he was like oh you gonna get this BLACK EXCELLENCE... TAKE ME AS I AM & my girls will DOMINATE! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
And folks wonder why I exude so much self confidence... my parents did a great job instilling it in me!!!! You gonna get this black excellence & black girl magic!!! And I instill it in my daughter & in my son! Black Excellence, Black Girl Magic, Black Boy Joy!!! #blackexcellence #blackgirlmagic #blackboyjoy #williamssisters #venuswilliams #serenawilliams #richardwilliams #confidence #exudeconfidence #raisingblackexcellence