Talking Race: Serena’s Return to Indian Wells

11Feb

In this episode, we discuss Serena Williams' decision to return to Indian Wells:

- The 2001 IW final and the Williams' ensuing boycott
- How race and racism have shaped the Williams' careers
- Serena's legacy and her evolving politics
- Does the U.S. celebrate its black athletes like it does white athletes? Are there strings attached? 
- How do blackness, patriotism, and racial politics intersect?