Richard Williams Hates the White Man

This might initially appear to you as a headline written for immediate shock value. Au contraire, it is merely representative of Richard Willams’ thoughts. Richard Williams, for those of you unfamiliar with him, is the father of Venus and Serena Williams. He is no stranger to racial issues in tennis, nor is his daughter, Serena. But You Been Blinded points out that Richard Williams was exceptionally caustic in his comments about the white man recently. As he told the Deccan Herald:

Tennis is a prejudice game. Well, I’m Black and I’m prejudiced, very prejudiced. I’ll be always prejudiced as the White man. The White man hated me all my life and I hate him. That’s no secret. I’m not even an American, it just so happens that I was born in America. People are prejudiced in tennis. I don’t think Venus or Serena was ever accepted by tennis. They never will be. But if you get some little White no good trasher in America like Tracy Austin or Chris Evert who cannot hit the ball, they will claim this is great.

Must we revisit this subject again? It’s not my place to discuss how Richard Williams has been treated his entire life — I don’t have a clue. But I do know that any time a person says “I hate ___,” they’re putting themselves on thin ice. It also doesn’t help when you’re talking about most of the population either. Man, talk about going waaaay off the deep board here. Sheesh.

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  • SpinMax

    It’s one thing to complain about how he’s been treated, but to pass that feeling on to his daughters
    is wrong. So they’ve been treated badly and not accepted? Hardly. The sport of tennis has revolved around
    them for years. Serena doesn’t even play much anymore and I still see her commercials more than anyone
    else. Richard Williams is one of those guys who feeds off racism so much he prolly just falsely creates it
    in his mind so that he doesn’t have to accept that times have changed. He’ll always be angry and to me
    that’s just misery.

  • Jeff

    Is that Chubbs from Happy Gilmore?

  • Gene

    The Williams sisters have been bad sports for years, and have gotten away with it because of the double standard. The public and the media have only recently caught on to their act. Our host, LB, tried to open everyone’s eyes last year. Kudos for that.

    The media created the monster that is Richard Williams with the double standard. Instead of calling him a racist for his previous remarks about whites in general and Jews in particular, they referred to him as a “provocateur” and enabled him to ramble on with his outrageous statements on every subject. I hope somehow this article gets back to Chris Evert so she can see what she got for kissing their asses and fawning over them when she was a TV commentator.

    If the guy weren’t so taken with himself, he would have gotten his daughters real coaches who would have taught them proper strokes. Then, maybe they wouldn’t have had so many real injuries (along with all of the fake ones) and they would really be in the class of Chris, Martina, and Steffi. Oh well, too bad.

  • Alex Gordon

    Richard Williams has poisoned the game of tennis with his prejudice and bigotry. How dare he suggest that white people hate him, I don’t hate him! And how dare he insult Tracy Austin and Chris Evert.
    With this sick attitude, and deep-rooted hatred, it would have been better if he had never introduced his poison to the game of tennis or any other game.
    Shame on him. People have bent over backwards to make him and his daughters feel accepted but that was never enough, it never is for a die-hard racist like him. I wish him and his family had never entered the world of tennis because all they’ve managed to achieve is to cast a shadow over the whole game.

  • l williams

    the comments above show how psychologically sick some people are. you people as an 3rd party bystander have no idea what issue mr williams and his daughters encountered in the realm of pro tennis and are in no position to comment on his observations or remarks based on his experiences. you people are truly insane to even think you could. the same irrational lens you view black peoples experiences are the problem with you people. i whole heartedly relate to mr williams experience as an father of 4 children of color in one of the most expensive private schools in the phila area. when we attend the schools social gatherings white people
    keep away from the families of color like the plague. we have spoken to other parents even parents of different cultural decent and quite a few feel the same way. for what ever reason affluent whites don’t want to have anything to do with us, and thats o.k. with me. but what we hate most is when you try to play this reverse racism card on us. being that mr williams is playing a sport usually dominated by white affluent people lets be honest its not that far a stretch to assume he has suffered stiffing bigotry racism and classism that was to say the least overwhelming for him.it is interesting that this man trained not one but to athletes that totally dominated this sport, nd yet his abilities are not applauded or hailed. we understand the position of whites to downplay any kind of intelligent achievements made by blacks and try to accentuate the physical attribute but the truth is mr williams is probably the most intelligent trainer coach in tennis history and his girls are not only strong but extremely brilliant players and strategic excellence which is all accredited to a black man , yes with a very wide nose, who calls it like he sees it. and all you monday night quarterbacks trying to make statements about something you have no account of only highlights the bigotry in you. and oh yeh and in 09 racism still exists i witness it very often.
    excuse my grammar im in a rush. good day

  • ibm

    Mr. Brown, I hate to admit it to you but, the white population is not “most of the population”. Your statement reeks as much hidden bigotry as anything Richard could say publicly.

  • http://google LM

    Well, you can’t stop people from hating. I hate people ways and action.The person NO!, I don’t hate.
    People can do and say ugly things but that is life. When you try to do nice things people will have a negative comment, when you do something wrong people talk, SO heck you just have to make the best of this life and make sure you keep yourself together.
    As for Mr. Williams he is just concerned for his daughters and their happiness. Still he can’t live their life.
    Just be their for your daughters Mr. Williams.

  • marielle bingham

    I don’t believe Richard Williams ever said such a terrible thing – especially not publically! In fact, publically, Mr. Williams spoke about how he and the rest of the family enjoyed Hank Kuehne’s company after Hank visited with the Williams family and sat with them during Venus’ matches at either the U.S. Open or Wimbledon a year or two ago. Millions of people heard Richard Williams speak fondly of Hank Kuehne that day. The lies should just stop about the hard working, kind Williams girls and their family! Venus and Serena are skillful, multi-talented, devoutly spiritual, friendly people.

  • marine

    Richard is completely losing it as it seems. I think he used and abused the issue of racism as a cheap marketing trick to win good promotion deals for his daughters. And this person, who openly admits hatred against the white people is trying to evoke compassion about the Indian Wells “incident”. Ridiculous! He’s the same sort of racist person as those people whom he pointed the finger on. It’s sad he passed this victim attitude on his children, especially Serena, who has become unbearably arrogant and uppity and can’t credit her rivals’ game when they outplay her. Well, done Richard…!

  • http://yardbarker tim brown

    Richard Williams,you did it for me when you held up the sign about “this is venuse’s party and noone is invited.”Jumping up and down at a place where you should act somewhat civilized!You made your bed.Wonder why they do not interview you anymore?You know nothing about the game of tennis.Coach? What a damn joke!You gave your girls a bad name and made them bad sports.Racism??? Oh I’m white,I almost forgot that only whites can be racist.Please forgive me.

  • http://FUCKYOU FUCK

    I Williams…GO FUCK YOURSELF you whinging black piece of shit…black people get treated ten times better than whites in modern western society when they did nothing on an intellectual level to develop the very society they benefit from, yet constantly complain about.
    This is not idle speculation, look at the state of African culture and society, even in areas not touched by “evil whitey”. The whole continent is fucking retarded…whilst white society has thrived for thousands of years without needing blacks for shit!

  • Nicolas Knight

    He stated that he hates some other men, he should know how he feels. Is this frowned upon or something? The question what dumbass would ask Mr. Williams any question about anything?