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Actually, in the video, I didn't see anything troublesome
and I really hope some dumb reporter didn't try to pin him down on this Hollywood issue just because of his color and position. Personally, I don't care who does and doesn't get these awards and their fighting over racial fairness only reinforces my own lack of interest. Who else gets an opportunity to receive achievement awards in front of a paying TV audience that has no say in who gets them?...and then grumble about fairness like whiny children in the hope to get public attention about their petty grievances. It's not just the black actors and actresses that have done this but many before them for other reasons. So, today, rooting out racism has become a popular sport...not much different from what we read about witch hunts.
It's not what he said, as much as....
....feeling he even had to made any comment at all on it. THAT'S the telling part, that he's still all about racial issues, instead of concentrating on more important national issues which affect us all.
In this case, I'd say not
He's going to be pressed to respond to suspected racism that's already in the news. Why?...maybe because he's black? You tell me and then tell me whether a white president would be asked as well and as often to respond to such issues. I can only guess but I'll guess "no". He's not wading in like Jesse and Al every time a situation arises someone thinks is racist and he's not giving an unsolicited opinion. Sorry, but when this happens, I need to give him a pass.
I would say, however, that he's done little to nothing in regard to ending the problems of poverty and crime that so many African-Americans face. His strength was, apparently, in community organizing. That entails getting people with common interests working together to fight against people with other interests. It doesn't mean getting both of those groups working together. That's where, IMO, he fails miserably.
RE: Ever see white actors get any BET awards?
In the BLACK Entertainment Television Awards?
No....And I wouldn't expect to....would you? I realize YOU don't see "colour". But come on now.
Is the "white" Oscars?
I'm glad you got the point
Let's play dangerously here and ask
why is it that far more scholarships for basketball go to black players than white players when overall enrollment tends to more closely follow general population ratios? Why aren't colleges seeking to bring the numbers closer to those desired in other diversity goals? Certainly we can no longer use the excuse that one race is just better at something than another, can we? just sayin'
well,maybe specialized racism is allowable?
Seems ability on some levels still makes a difference, but even in higher academic matters, some spots go to affirmative action goals when others were more qualified. Maybe we need some affirmative action white basketball players too?