Sometimes it’s better if people who don’t usually discuss race and gender stay away from talking about topics like . . . race and gender. In a recent interview, Jerry Seinfeld was asked about the parade of white men in his web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee:”
“People think it’s the census or something. This has gotta represent the actual pie chart of America? Who cares? Funny is the world that I live in. You’re funny, I’m interested. You’re not funny, I’m not interested. I have no interest in gender or race or anything like that.”
And Seinfeld is certainly allowed his opinion–he’s a legendary comic. But his is an opinion that’s seeped in white privilege.
On today’s five hundredth episode, #TeamBlackness discusses the drug war double standard, how asking people to “go back to Africa” is still a thing, and how the RNC celebrates Black History Month.
The Morning Crew discusses the Texas Textbook Review Board and its lack of teachers (18:45), Benedict Cumberbatch and his family’s history with slaves (27:30), abortion rates going down (37:45), and the new Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act (44:50).
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