mardi, août 01, 2006

In the Name of Charlton Heston or


And indeed, people are making asses of themselves. A slip of the tongue, a drunken moment, psychological breakdown --- there are a myriad of excuses. From Mel Gibson's anti-semitic rant to Gov. Mitt Romney "tar baby" reference to the incessant racial insensitivity (to put it lightly) on ABC's The View, the American public space is being inundated with racism. Now if the FCC, can dictate a fine for Janet Jackson's breast blaring episode at the Super Bowl, doesn't it make since for them to enact fines for prominent celebrities and notables who say offensive things about ethnic groups on air, in front of millions? Shouldn't shows like "Yo Momma" be fined for their glaring racial bias? Radio programs are. If behavior can be labeled as indecent and fined, couldn't speech be fined just as accordingly?

How should vile racist acts in a public space be policed? If you say something or do something that is racially out of line, then you should be held accountable for it. Now, just wait, I know its coming...just a matter of time before Barbara Walters calls somebody a nigger on Primetime, you just wait!

*More on this tomorrow, but please check out the following New York Times ad on overweight, loud Black women in popular media that is covered by the New York Times today*


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3 Comments:

Blogger Elle B. said...

Hey Courtney,

I have extended my stay in NYC until this Sunday because of some new creative situations - which is great. Not sure what your schedule is like, but it'd be great to maybe meet up.

Hit me - 213.880.6393

1:54:00 PM  
Blogger Berry said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Times article. That is something.

2:20:00 PM  
Blogger Airhen said...

That photo and synopsis of the Dairy Queen ad reminded me of this Slate article from two summers ago, when DQ introuced it's "Moo-Latte":
http://www.slate.com/id/2103845/

4:35:00 PM  

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