The Octogenarians

Bill Dwyer’s article”Blake,Serena and Race Issue” in the sports section of the August 11th L.A Times, drew a tight circle around Serena’s quest for the calendar year grand slam and her pursuit of the other Graf record of 22 total grand slams(3rd best in women’s tennis)with the forcible detention and slamming to the ground of James Blake the black former tennis star on the previous Tuesday on his way to Arthur Ashe stadium.Blake’s treatment while standing in front of his hotel ,waiting for a car to take him to Arthur Ashe stadium was yet another case of a person of color being brutalized by law enforcement.The stadium was named in honor of the late Arthur Ashe,black man, a model of behavior and restraint who was also a great tennis star(defeating Jimmy Connors at Wimbledon in that famous 70’s match. If Serena thought at all of the symbolism of her ultimate…

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