Is the French Open racist?
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Is the French Open racist?

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The French Open announced it was banning Serena Williams' skin-tight, catsuit from future competitions. In addition to being drug tested more than any other American woman, this is just the latest slight Williams has had to endure. Some feel Williams is being treated unfairly because of her skin color; other women have worn similar outfits with no problem. Still, the French Open can make any rule it sees fit. That's the game. What do you think? 🎾

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#FrenchOpenRacist
61.4%
#TheirClayTheirRules
38.6%

So Serena Williams wears a skin-tight outfit to help with postpartum blood clots and now the French Open decides to institute a dress code? Seems a bit suspect considering the outfit doesn't "disrespect the game" as French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli says. 

If this were any other white player, you could bet money there would be no problems. The French Open is being racist.

It's easy to get swept up in racial politics when so much of the world is based on it. This incident is not one of them. French Open officials felt that the outfit was not appropriate for their tournament, so they decided it won't be at future competitions. That's it. It's not because Williams is black. The French Open is the French Tennis Federation's tournament. They decide the rules. There's nothing racial about it.

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