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Fox News Racist Views

Fox News Racist Views

If anyone is curious why I despise Fox News and everything they represent, the video clip below is a perfect example that explains why. You have 4 people pretending to have an intelligent debate on terrorism and policing in the wake of the recent terrorist attack in France, but if you listen to the overall theme of this phony debate you’ll see that it’s really another opportunity for Fox to make their viewers afraid of black and brown people. They try to make racism sound reasonable, to desensitize us all from that sick feeling we get when we realize we’re taking part in or doing something or saying something that we know is wrong. When we lock our car doors when we see a young black man approaching thinking he’s a criminal who might rob me. When we see a black mother and her kids in the grocery store with a cart full of food and think she’s probably paying with food stamps. When we see a Muslim man boarding our flight and hope that he was stopped for extra screening. Fox News and their guests are constantly telling their viewers that it’s not only ok to make racist assumptions, but those racist assumptions are most likely true. This ignorant moronic woman suggest that skin tone is an indicator of criminal behavior, or as she put it an indicator of who’s a “bad guy”. The man beside her takes this even further and connects the terrorist attack in France to the way policing is done in New York. He suggest that targeting black and Latino men, ignoring their rights as Americans, and policing ethnic neighborhoods with military style police armed with military style weapons will somehow prevent terrorism and make us all safer. Then another ignorant panelist adds something very telling. She says people like her will not be targeted so in her mind it makes it all ok. This was the only truthful utterance in this pathetic racist discussion. Everyone on that panel knows that their race would exclude them from the dangers and dehumanization of racial stereotyping and racial profiling. Even the African American female panelist would be excluded due to her gender.

This video encapsulates everything that’s wrong with Fox in 4 short minutes. After watching it a few times, I feel it’s necessary to challenge or break down some of the ridiculousness and speak directly to each problematic statement:

1. Militarizing the police or making them carry larger or more powerful weapons would not have prevented 9/11. Making police in France carry larger weapons would not have prevented the attack there. The police officer who died in France had a gun. Giving him 10 more guns wouldn’t have changed a damn thing.

2. Stop and Frisk in New York had absolutely nothing to do with the decrease in crime there. Every study that has been conducted to answer that question has shown that targeting people based on race is a waste of police time and resources and it has a negative effect on the relationship between minority communities and police. Stop and Frisk was an unconstitutional failure that should never be repeated anywhere.

3. The male panelist said he never felt like police looked at him as “the enemy”. Of course they didn’t because his race wasn’t targeted. That’s why it’s called racial profiling. Stop and Frisk made NYPD look at blacks and Latino’s as “the enemy”. NYPD officers were told that if they assume everyone they stopped potentially had a concealed weapon, that would make the encounter legal. So black and latino men weren’t looked at as law abiding citizens anymore, under Stop and Frisk they were all looked at as potential criminals.

4. NO ONE IN THE UNITED STATES IS BEING HUNTED BY ISIS. That ludicrous assertion needs no debunking or rebuttal from me.

5. The best way to be safe is arming everyone with guns. This is probably the most irresponsible piece of the Fox News ideology. First they convince their viewers that young black and brown males are dangerous, deserves to be targeted by police, and are most likely criminals; then after they are convinced of this they tell them all to go out and buy guns to protect themselves from the black and brown men who are out to get them. This is the kind of reporting that leads to unarmed men of color being shot and killed because the shooter perceived them as a threat, only later realizing that they posed no threat at all. Crime continues to drop in this country but when polled most Americans believe crime is at an all time high. That misconception is mostly due to media who use fear to sell products. Unfortunately that misconception is also costing lives.

6. If a terrorist sees a heavily armed police officer they might decide to call off their planned attack. This kind of thinking is almost laughable. The truth is if a terrorist is determined to attack Americans and take lives, there really isn’t a lot we can do to prevent this. Human’s aren’t perfect and neither is our government and law enforcement. For every 10 attacks that they prevent, there’s always going to be 1 or 2 that gets by them. That’s why I believe looking at the reasons that lead someone to become a terrorist and trying to address those issues in a realistic rational way would be much more effective than waging wars and stockpiling weapons and passing concealed carry laws that encourages citizens to be suspicious of those who do not look like them, and adopt the role of a vigil anti justice crusader.

7. The NYPD being exemplary in blending in with the citizenry and becoming part of the population without being the enemy? This statement is only true if you’re a white New Yorker which makes up about 33% of the city’s population. For the rest of the non white citizens this statement is not true, and even more so for the black citizens who make up 25% of the population. Choking an unarmed man to death on a sidewalk, forcing a man to strip naked while people on the street watch, or anally raping a man with a plunger is not what I would call an exemplary police force. But this panel at Fox if fine with all of that just as long as their white privilege protects them from it.

At the end of this video clip the panel talks about the bravery of those who worked for the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. I’m in total agreement with them on that, but “brave” is a word that becomes meaningless when it comes out of a Fox News anchor’s mouth. There is no bravery in ignoring the suffering of those who aren’t a part of your perceived “good guy” skin tone or race, and there’s certainly nothing brave about profiting from manufactured fear. Fox News and those who subscribe to their ideology are cowards. Racist predictable cowards. Charlie Hebdo’s cutting edge commentary that spared no one’s sacred cow is the antithesis of Fox News and their crusade against African American culture and the minority community.


Here’s a link to an older post that also points out Fox for their racist ideology. ttp://sociallyurban.com/video/how-fox-news-views-race/.


Teacher Leaves Muslim Student In Tears

A Houston Algebra teacher at Clear Brook High school (Mr Todd Burrows) mocked a 9th grade Muslim student by telling her “I heard about about your uncle” after Bin Laden’s death.  The student’s mom says she was offended by what her daughter says happened Monday in ninth grade algebra.  She said, “The teacher told the student that ‘I bet you’re grieving.’ And she basically looked at him and said what are you talking about? And he said I heard about your uncle’s death and she said wow, because she understood that he was referring to Osama Bin Laden being killed.”

I came across this story while checking my email messages.  The headline that I saw read: “Teacher Mocks Muslim Student: “I Heard About Your Uncle”.  When I first read that headline, I have to admit I did giggle a little.   Although it was a quick visceral reaction, it was still wrong of me to find humor amidst the racist torment that this Muslim student must have felt.  All through elementary and junior high school I was the only Black kid in most of my classes, and I have gone through similar situations with racist teachers as well as racist classmates.  Because of this, I can definitely  relate to this young female student.  You would think I would be the last person to find humor in something like this, and I am just as confused as you are by my initial reaction.   I guess I have some “issues” of my own to work out… but I will say that I think this teacher should be fired ASAP.  Kids go through so much these days and the last thing they need to worry about is ignorant teachers alienating minority students by making racist comments in front of their classmates.  Some kids look up to their teachers, so when a comment like this is made, it sends a signal to those impressionable minds that this kind of behavior is acceptable.  When an educator displays this type of poor judgement, punishing them with “administrative leave” does not go far enough.  They need to be fired and made to attend some kind of racial tolerance class before they can even apply for another teaching job.

I think it’s great that the girl’s classmates stood up for her.  It gives me hope for their generation.  I think this teacher could learn a thing or two from these students… it’s called CHARACTER (and that’s something he clearly does not possess).

FYI – The school would not release the name of the teacher to the press, so I had to do a little detective work to find out who he was.  It was not an easy task but I didn’t give up.  I thought it was wrong to protect this man’s identity.  I was even able to locate a picture of him and his wife.  I know the quality isn’t very good, but it was the only one I could find.  I hope this incident will make Mr Todd Burrows take a long hard look at himself, and want to become a better person.  Everyone makes mistakes and I believe redemption can be achieved by anyone that’s willing to admit their shortcomings and work diligently to overcome them.  

The Boondocks

If any of you are offended easily, and are stuffy ass pureitanical stick up your ass “right-winger” mid-west types, then this is defenitaly not the place you need to be. SO LEAVE NOW WHILE YOU’ STILL HAVE AN UNTARNISHED SOUL.

Now that they are gone, let’s get into some real offensive non politically correct bad ass dirty type shit. Can I get an “AMAN”? (aman!)… Thank you. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the “BOONDOCKS”. For those of you that haven’t heard of it, let me try and explain. It’s an animated series that satirize different African American stereotypes, and plays up the clash between two young black kids from the hood juxtaposed against a white middle American suburb that they move to shortly after the death of their parents. A classic “fish out of water” type animated comedy. Let me make this very clear before I go any further. THIS IS NOT A KIDS CARTOON! Not at all! It airs on Cartoon Network late at night during their “adult swim” viewing block (check your local listings… lol, I’ve always wanted to say that). It’s the brain-child of very talented cartoonist Aaron McGruder. It started off as a comic strip, but quickly gained popularity and spun into a half-hour series for television. He recruited some A-List celebs for the voice over work. Regina King does the voice of both Riley & Hewey (the two young brothers), and John Witherspoon for the voice of the grandfather (aka *Mr. Bitches). They’ve only completed two full seasons so far, and both of those are available for purchase on DVD. If you’ve never watched the show before, there’s no way I could describe this cartoon that would even get you close to understanding its greatness, so I decided to share one of my favorite episodes form season 2. Oh yeah… I forgot to mention that this show throws the “N” bomb around more times than Michael Richards, Imus, and Dog the Bounty Hunter combined. Just be warned. So, here it is. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the show.

FYI: Uncle Rawkus, although he’s a Black man, he hates Black people. That’s right. It’s not a typo. He’s racist against his own race. He plays the priest in this episode. I think he’s one of the funniest and most original character ever created in recent years… Just watch the damn clip:

The creators of the series have just launched a brand new website that’s packed with a lot of cool stuff. You can view full episodes (limited). You can check out behind the scenes footage of how it’s made. There’s a section where you can read a more detailed bio for each character, and all kinds of interesting shit like that. Whoever designed the site did a beautiful job. You can tell they put a lot of work into it as a “thank you” or “tribute” to the fans of the show. It’s very easy to navigate, so here’s the link: http://www.boondockstv.com. Definitely worth your time to check it out (fan or no-fan) .

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