racism in 2018
(Originally posted 5/30/2018. Did I call it or what? “soon our inner cities will burn.” George F. Will’s article is even more poignant today, I hope you’ll give it a look. Still no minorities depicted as burglars in the security ads. I’m not surprised. What I couldn’t foresee was that Jake from State Farm is now a black guy.)
What a great day to be a self-righteous moron in America.
On the same day that Starbucks employs a misogynistic dipshit rapper (Common) to teach its employees about tolerance and bias (sorry ladies) ABC pulls a comedian’s TV show because she made a joke they didn’t approve of.
Fuck free speech right?
ABC … the network that at last count is running at least five commercials featuring burglars and home invaders and every single one of the criminals is clearly depicted as a white male.
Is that because the various home security and insurance companies who created the ads don’t want to be viewed as ‘racist’? Just a wild guess.
So what does that say about racism in 2018?
If you take a quick look at recent crime statistics for the United States, particularly in the categories of robbery and burglary, it shows that these commercials might not accurately reflect who is actually stealing things. I know that ABC is very concerned to show diversity and inclusion when it comes to their sitcoms and dramas but apparently they aren’t as worried when their commercials are showing that 100% of thefts are being committed by white males.
Somehow that’s ok.
The real harm comes when people who actually live in the real world are subjected to these ads as a representation of their life. I don’t know many things but what I do know is that when these same people, whatever color they are, come home to find their shit has been stolen their first image isn’t the two almost-lovable guys in the State Farm commercial.
Then, sitting in their empty living room, on top of everything, they suddenly feel like they’re ‘racist’ because they picture who, statistically speaking, probably DID steal their shit.
That’s the problem with racism in 2018. It’s not helping.
Starbucks probably wanted to find an intelligent black man to help with their racial sensitivity program but felt it would be ‘racist’ if they didn’t trot out some dimwit who raps in support of cop killers.
See the problem?
You do but you won’t say a word for fear of being called a ‘racist’. That’s where America is right now. The conversations we desperately need to have can’t happen because a few asswipes will shout down any attempts at intelligent dialogue.
To the detriment of us all.
People know in their hearts what rings true and right now the majority of people are sick to death of all the claims of ‘racism’ because they know it’s all bullshit. THAT’S the problem. If people don’t feel the discussions are sincere and honest they will tune them out.
And things will get worse.
When did Americans lose their balls? So scared to offend that soon our inner cities will burn and nobody outside of those communities will even give a shit.
Roseanne should be blasted not because there were racial overtones to her Tweet but because it wasn’t funny. Valerie Jarrett doesn’t look like “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby”. It doesn’t make sense. Now if she had said Michelle Obama… that’s funny.
I know, I know. I’m a racist.
You want to read a depressing article? I suggest a Newsweek column written in March 2001 by George F. Will entitled The Ultimate Emancipation. Depressing because it states the “victimologist hustle is nearing exhaustion.” This was said with such optimism and seven years before we elected the first black President.
Now, seventeen years later, things are even worse, for the exact same reasons he laid out.
So today, and probably tomorrow and probably next week, is a great day to be a sanctimonious asshole in America.