Serena Williams stated she understood the “pain and cruelty” suffered by Meghan, the spouse of Prince Harry, after she accused Britain’s royal household of racism.
Meghan, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on CBS late on Sunday, stated the royal household had considerations about how darkish their son’s pores and skin is likely to be.
The 39-year-old, whose mom is Black and father is white, additionally stated she was pushed to the brink of suicide after marrying into royalty in 2018.
Williams, a Black girl who has gained 23 Grand Slam titles, stated her “friend” Meghan had taught her “what it means to be truly noble”.
“I know firsthand the sexism and racism institutions and the media use to vilify women and people of colour to minimise us, to break us down and demonize us,” Williams tweeted.
“We must recognise our obligation to decry malicious, unfounded gossip and tabloid journalism.”
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) March 8, 2021
“The mental health consequences of systemic oppression and victimisation are devastating, isolating, and all too often lethal.”
Meghan and Harry stated within the interview their second little one, who’s due this summer time, can be a lady.
“I want Meghan’s daughter, my daughter, and your daughter to live in a society that is driven by respect,” Williams added.