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.
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.
Besides gay rights, Shameless, Showtime’s hit liberal show, has yet another social justice cause to champion. This time it's equal pay.
Mark Knight is a veteran cartoonist for the Melbourne, Australia Herald Sun who's made a career of portraying his subjects in caricature. That's how he portrayed tennis star Serena Williams after the tennis superstar's U.S. Open outburst last week. The ever-predictable Left-stream media aggressively went for Knight's "racist" jugular. For example, a Washington Post headline declared it a racist cartoon, and Lonnae O’Neal, a senior writer at The Undefeated, and others accused Knight of portraying the African-American Williams as an enraged behemoth, Aunt Jemima, three-fifths of a human being.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned, and that didn't work out too well. The NFL's reputation is on fire and Commissioner Roger Goodell is fiddling, too. As headlines blast "The NFL is Now One of the Most Divisive Brands in the U.S.," and "NFL Sinks to Least Popular Top Professional or College Sport," the commish is engaging in social justice activism, according to Nancy Armour's USA Today report.
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.”
Whining about racism is what the New York Daily News' Carron J. Phillips does for a profession, even if he has to invent it. Today's whine is about how African-Americans Serena Williams (seen berating the umpire at the U.S. Open) and Alabama football quarterback Jalen Hurts always have to be the bigger person, no matter how pained they are by criticism, because they are black. Phillips brings in two world-class whiners and race-baiters, LeBron James and Jemele Hill, to help him make a case for racism perpetrated on black athletes.
Almost all was quiet on the NFL front in week 1 of the 2018 season. Protests were at a minimum, and that infuriates The Root's Senior Editor Stephen A. Crockett Jr. He excoriated African-American football players and fans, one group for refusing to spite the flag and the other for watching the games and in so doing, refusing to free the "slaves."
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.
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.
CNN political analyst and White House Correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks April Ryan appeared on The Daily Show Wednesday night to promote her new book about her time as a correspondent called “Under Fire.” The anti-Trump tone was evident from the beginning of the interview, with Noah and Ryan joking that her birthday wish was for Trump to be out of the White House