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Australian cartoonist Mark Knight came under fire last September for drawing a stereotypical racist cartoon of Williams. The cartoon, first published by the Herald Sun, went viral with many people calling Knight and the publication racist and sexist. Williams is seen with exaggerated lips while she is stomping on a tennis racket.
The portrayal of her features is highly reminiscent of how blacks were seen in minstrel shows and advertisements during the days of Jim Crow. That same month, three white Australian Rules football players attending a party dressed up in blackface impersonating Serena and Venus Williams, as well as, a colleague Kenyan-born footballer by name Aliir Aliir.
Their inexcusable act, which received fierce backlash forced both the players as well as, their team, the Penguin Football Club to come out and apologize.
Williams said in a interview that she and her sister, Venus Williams, have had to endure racism while on the court as young girls. My dad always said you have to know your history, and if you know your past, you can have a great future.