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This discussion is about the authenticity of movie material converted from pop culture literature and thus, will delve into the often touchy, but unnecessarily so, subject of race. People tend to get defensive and put their guard up when the subject of race surfaces which, to me, is ridiculous. Clearly we are of one race (human) with many ethnicities and cultural diversity. To always hinge on this fact is pointless, but that said, there are instances when it needs to be discussed and I think film is one of them.
This discussion needs to happen because it seems to be a hot button issue... (more)
Many people tune into ESPN wanting to watch sports and sports commentary. What they instead get with “First Take” is a racially motivated program that puts into question the ethics behind everyone involved in the show. “First Take” has gradually made more topics around race with Stephen A. Smith being the catalyst behind these discussions. Many times race will be inserted into a discussion to the point it is questionable journalism. Case in point being the very recent guest of Gabby Douglas who is an American of African descent who recently won a gold medal in London. Instead of speaking about... (more)
...lay dead all the same.
Must we not all wonder why?
A happy, friendly child had to die.
He went to the store and was coming back
Then was slain for the crime of “walking while black.”
For too long this has been the case
People hating people based on race.
Fathers mourn and mothers weep
Are our consciences asleep?
Before there is an irrepressible outcry
How many innocents must wrongfully die?
All citizens of good will must take a stand
And drive this viciousness from the land.
Now we all must raise ... (more)
Since the issue of race has been raised with regard to Barack Obama I’ve been thinking more widely about the American obsession with ‘roots’ and labels of all kinds, in particular the label ‘African American.’ It’s one that Obama himself leans on, even though his mother was white.
I simply don’t understand the point of this; I simply don’t understand why the label American is not sufficient in itself. I know it was devised to escape terms like ‘negro’, to give black people an identity and heritage specific to themselves, just as white people were in the habit of describing themselves... (more)
... there never was any credible, investigative effort to find a true answer to a genuine question. If it had simply been a factual question, the effort would have vanished days after Dr. Fukimo answered the question. What Americans, and particularly white Americans, must confront is the bigotry and race baiting involved in and impelling this deplorable saga. Despite howls of protest, no elaborate rationales, and no elusive evasions provide any other credible explanation for the entire nonsensical, disreputable campaign that launched and sustained this bogus controversy. Such despicable rubbish... (more)
...to cost more than the vehicle or, and this one is essential, has a bolt on exhaust device that makes the otherwise-economy car sound like a jet-powered leaf blower, that car will engage in some sort of reckless driving within five minutes, guaranteed. It doesn’t matter who’s driving; their race, gender or socio-economic background are meaningless. If you follow that car, they will break the speed limit, engage in street racing, accelerate in a reckless manner, or any other number of traffic violations that endanger other drivers, pedestrians and bystanders. And they will do it quickly. ... (more)
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