Racial profiling can happen to the average person on the street and A-list celebrities. Apparently, even being a legendary tennis star at the U.S. Open can't stop you from being racially profiled.
On September 10 in Manhattan, the retired tennis player, who was once ranked number four in the world, was slammed to a sidewalk and handcuffed by five, plainclothes cops. The 35-year-old was misidentified by a witness during a credit card fraud investigation, according to the police. James Blake suffered a cut to his left elbow and bruises to his left leg. The tennis legend told the Daily News, “It was definitely scary and definitely crazy. In my mind there’s probably a race factor involved, but no matter what there’s no reason for anybody to do that to anybody.”