The video that ABL posted earlier should fill us all with shame–as the man said it is 2011. And yet, we are still dealing with this crap. The old racism is moving out of the shadows. A lot of white folks are embracing a variety of codes that basically just call the President of the United States a nigger over and over and over again. And all of this code talking is tolerated and even promoted by our so called liberal media.
Case in point is this weekends White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Every media outfit in DC competes to fill their table with celebrities and newsmakers. The Washington Post gossip columnists recently published a list of “stars” on the guest list of different media companies. This item stood out:
Really? What the fuck is wrong with these people! Somehow I do not think “fascinating” is the right word to describe Trump and his endless race-baiting. Giving him yet more free publicity for his racist campaign is not just insulting to the Nation and the readers of the WP, it is also an insult to the staff of the WP.
Earlier today Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post wrote an article titled: Trump insults ‘the blacks,’ again. I read it just before I watched the video in ABL’s post. Like the video, Capehart’s piece is also powerful and sadly strikes all the same notes. Here is a sample:
Years ago at a party, a fete filled with the gorgeous mosaic that is New York City, an African American friend told me a joke. “What do they call a black doctor in the South?” she asked. Before I could respond, she said, “Nigger!” And she said it in that slavemaster-from-“Roots” kinda way for dramatic and comedic effect. We both howled.
The joke was as ugly as the word that is its punchline. But it voiced a truth all black professionals feel deep in their core. No matter how hard we work. No matter how hard we play by the rules. No matter how much we prove through grades, degrees or just plain success, we are less-than. And to be clear: less than white people. No matter what we do, we will never measure up. We will never truly have it made.
What made me — and countless others, blacks and whites, I’ve heard from — so sad yesterday was that even as president of the United States, a job he worked hard to attain and will have to work even harder to keep, Barack Obama was not immune to the reality of my friend’s crude joke.
Donald Trump’s entire (fake or real) Presidential campaign is basically just calling President Obama a nigger over and over again in a variety of code words, winks, nods and catch phrases. And now this long-time racist is the celebrated and honored guest of the Washington Post at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. I wonder if Capehart is suppose to sit at the table with the bastard. I wonder if Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene Robinson is suppose to break bread with the prick who calls into question the accomplishments of any black man in America.
By inviting Trump, the management of the WP is basically supporting Trump’s race-baiting. It is shameful behavior and an insult to their staff and readers.
It is just too disgusting for words.