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12.21.2006

Sorry for the late post yesterday. I'm at the mercy of Blogger & my server. I actually posted around 10am.

BLACKS & DEATH
A new study shows that blacks are not as likely as whites to want to walk into the light. Reuters: Blacks more likely to want end-of-life intervention. For such a Christian country, with so many of us believing in this perfect Heaven, we are really reluctant to leave this very imperfect earth. "While more than half of black individuals surveyed said they would want life support if they had a chronic condition and were brain dead, just 11 percent of whites would want this intervention. Nearly three quarters of blacks said they would want life-sustaining care if they were terminally ill and had senile dementia, compared with 22.2 percent of whites." Sorry, I'm with the minority on this. Life is for living, not just being here.

BLACKS V. N($$#@S
John Ridley has gotten quite a response to his Esquire Article because of its content and its title, Esquire: The Manifesto of Ascendancy for the Modern American Nigger. This is more than a Chris Rock rant on how blacks hates n($$@#%. I'm suggesting he is saying that blacks who have "ascended" in society need to let n($$@#% go. Stop trying to help them. "Save Yourselves!" We've heard this argument. We'll never get over the bridge if we demand that we all get over the bridge. Some of can't and won't ever and some, more than any of us would be willing to admit, don't want to get over that bridge. Do you buy that? This is how the article starts: "Let me tell you something about niggers, the oppressed minority within our minority. Always down. Always out. Always complaining that they can't catch a break. Notoriously poor about doing for themselves. Constantly in need of a leader but unable to follow in any direction that's navigated by hard work, self-reliance. And though they spliff and drink and procreate their way onto welfare doles and WIC lines, niggers will tell you their state of being is no fault of their own. They are not responsible for their nearly 5 percent incarceration rate and their 9.2 percent unemployment rate. Not responsible for the 11.8 percent rate at which they drop out of high school. For the 69.3 percent of births they create out of wedlock." - My commentary is not necessary. Read the article, I'm sure you'll have your own.

CBS NEWS & RACE
CBS News is having a problem with color. Now that Ed Bradley is gone, RIP, and Rene Styler has left, they have promoted Russ Mitchell to its Early Show. It's possible that Russ has earned it, but the media wants to believe this is about CBS' Diversity issues. Russ is not pleased. SPTimes: When it comes to color, CBS News pales
CBSNews: When The Topic Is Race, Media Turns Uneasy Lens On Itself
Also, the NAACP that Diversity in TV in general needs to once again step its game up. Weak numbers. Very weak. OrlandoSentinel.com: TV Diversity Increasing, Slowly

ALL BLACK SCHOOLS
Is it just me or are you tired of the phrase, "Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations." The president sure likes to use it a lot. Not that I don't agree with it. I think the worst thing we do to our kids is fight for lower standards for them. We are telling them, by our actions, that we don't think they can compete. When we could spend that time helping them up their game, we'd rather fight for schools to lower their game just for us. Gregory Kane talks the same about mostly black schools and the assumption held by many that anything that is mostly black can't be as good as anything that is integrated. BAW: Commentary: The Unspoken Racism in Diversity Plans Suggests that Majority-Black Schools Must Be Bad

OPRAH IN PRIMETIME
Oprah is bringing two shows to PrimeTime on ABC. Variety.com: Oprah primed for ABC. Look, I like Oprah. I'm not gaga over her like white suburban housewives are. She is their god and I get that. I think she's a cool, smart lady who does incredibly good things and knows how to handle her business in a way very few men and women do. Could I be her for a day? No, I am way too lazy. As soon as I saw that bank account, I would be off to Maui. I also know that whatever she touches turns to gold. However, both of these shows sound more boring than watching a rocking chair go back and forth. I see BELOVED flashbacks. That movie ruined my favorite book.
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