So much of our reasoning about race is both emotional and faulty. In ordinary, as well as professional, conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism interchangeably, as if they referred to the same behavior. We can avoid many pitfalls of misguided thinking about race by establishing operational definitions so as to not confuse one behavior with another.
Who would’ve thought that Hollywood is full of hypocritical airheads who are more fond of lip service than meaningful activism? Well by now, probably everybody. And if you were still under the impression that these are the saints of our time and don’t want that bubble to burst, don’t watch last night's Emmy Awards show and stay away from The Washington Post.
The opening monologue of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, airing September 17 on NBC, included a little of the usual political slams worked into Hollywood entertainment award shows. The ceremony hosts, Saturday Night Live’s "Weekend Update" hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che, took swipes at Christian conservatives and Roseanne fans.
Over the weekend into Monday morning, Fox and Friends took the time to inform viewers of the two latest police officers murdered while doing their duty and the fact that the killings place the total number of police officers killed on duty in 2018 just above the entire number for 2017. CNN, MSNBC, and the three broadcast networks not only ignored the attacks on the police officers, they all found time to report stories about other members of law enforcement who recently engaged in criminal activity -- one cop in Dallas who shot her neighbor a week ago when she accidentally entered the wrong apartment, and the case of a Border Patrol agent in Texas arrested for a string of serial killings.
Besides gay rights, Shameless, Showtime’s hit liberal show, has yet another social justice cause to champion. This time it's equal pay.
If there’s one thing that CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin can’t be accused of, it’s keeping his opinions about President Trump a secret. He denounces the President seemingly every chance he gets. Lately, he’s taking to decrying many things the President does and says as somehow racist. During Wednesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson called Toobin out for his hyperbolic wailing.
And you thought you just believed Colin’ Kaepernick’s kneeling anthem protest was out of place or in bad taste during the pre-kickoff moment reserved for patriotism. Silly white people, didn’t you know disagreeing with the protests makes you a practitioner or one of America’s oldest and most racist traditions? Welcome to the “slave patrol.”
On CNN's New Day Saturday, right-leaning CNN contributor Ben Ferguson again demonstrated why he is one of the few bright spots on the otherwise liberal news network as he explained to apparently befuddled host Christi Paul why it is that many Americans are offended by the NFL kneeling campaign inspired by ex-player Colin Kaepernick.
New York Times sports reporter John Branch’s feature on the reemergence of Tiger Woods hassled the golfer for not criticizing President Trump: "That his re-emergence comes in the Age of Trump is a delicious coincidence, wrought with complexity that Woods would rather avoid....I asked Woods -- the son of an immigrant mother and an icon to minority communities, on a first-name relationship with a president many people of color consider a racist...'Do you have anything more broadly to say about the state, I guess the discourse, of race relations in this country?'"
On Friday's MSNBC Live, as host Ali Velshi brought aboard Black Lives Matter leader Deray McKesson to discuss the controversial Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the MSNBC host actually hit his liberal guest from the left as he wondered if Nike was really doing enough to promote Kaepernick's political agenda.
As the dominant liberal media are notorious for conflating legal and illegal immigrants in their coverage of illegals trying to cheat the system, on Friday's Morning Joe, liberal MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff made a rare admission that many Hispanics and legal immigrants do not side with illegal immigrants who sneak across the border with their children as he recalled a recent trip to Florida and discussions with local immigrants in Congressman Carlos Curbelo's district.
Fans of Chelsea Handler and Michelle Wolf should rejoice. While Netflix had the good sense to cancel those shows, Hulu’s I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman has somehow returned despite a horrible, terrible, no-good, very bad first season. For a show that claims to “love” America, it sure hates a good part of it.