Serena Williams' Double Standard - The Daily Banter
The judgments made against Serena Williams this weekend at the U.S. Open have deep precedent in American history.

In 1772, Phillis Wheatley was tried in the city of Boston for writing poetry. It wasn't the content of her poems that they objected to; it was the fact that she was a black woman, and a slave (since the North had not yet abolished slavery). The white men who tried her were baffled that a slave with no formal schooling was knowledgeable enough to use words like "redemption," "sable," and "diabolic," as she did in her poem....

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