Roseanne

‘ABC cancels ‘Roseanne” after star’s racist Twitter rant.’   CNN media

‘Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.’  ABC Channing Dungey said in a statement.   CNN media

The racist tweet, regarding,Valerie Jarrett, a former top aide to President Obama, ‘Muslim brother hood and planet of the apes had a baby=vj.’

 

 

The rebooted Roseanne show opened to over 18 million viewers and was praised by President Trump, who said, that the show was, ‘a show about us.’

Ms. Barr plays a Trump supporter on the cancelled show and, indeed, is one in real life.

It is encouraging to see ABC cancel the Roseanne show after her vile and caustic prejudicial remarks.  However, she has had a lengthy history of prejudicial and biased remarks.

What is most saddening is the racist free-for-all that is currently transpiring in our country.

Our President’s, past comments, regarding the Charlotesville Nazi protestors as, ‘good people,’ and his describing African Nations as, ‘shithole countries,’  or his contention that, ‘all Haitians have AIDS,’ or that NFL players who choose to kneel, during the National Anthem, ‘perhaps do not belong in this country.’

The President began his campaign by contending that the Mexicans who wanted to come to America…were rapist.

Many…who are already of a prejudice and racist proclivity have been emboldened by the Trump’s remarks and our country has taken several steps…backwards.

The emotion of empathy…is a valuable component of our human character.

Consider for a moment that…you…are being labeled and described in the most hateful and mean and evil terms?

Now, you are just going about living your life and perhaps you are shopping in a department store…and a store employee follows you for the entire time that you are there.

Maybe you stop in the local Starbucks and are waiting for someone…but while you are ‘waiting while black’ the manager of the coffee establishment calls the police on you.

 

 

You may be in a university commons room and ‘dozing while black’ when a fellow white student decides that they do not like that you are sleeping and calls the police on you.

Roseanne did not get 18 millions viewers by magic and President Trump obtained enough electoral votes to win the presidency.

God help us if we do not get a grasp on our ‘original sin’ of racism.

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I have witnessed, on many occasions, the discomfort and the stares and the whispers, when a person of color is present in a predominately white christian event.  Rather than being made to feel welcomed and comfortable and a member of the group…they, often, are left on the sidelines and quietly stared at and the sorrow of the African American…is palpable.

We are witnessing the fall of our beloved nation if we do not address the cancer that is eating us alive.

If we are closet bigots…we are Roseanne.

If we enjoy and rejoice in the oppression of those who do not look like us…we are Trump.

If we cheer the racist tweets of our leaders and celebrities and feel that this is making America great again…we…white people…are next.

 

 

When we categorize races or paint them with the broad brush of demeaning and racist statements…we are beholding our reflection in the mirror…and all the vileness that we see looking back at us!

 

 

 

 

Let me know how it feels to be stopped for ‘driving while being white?’

 

 

‘His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.’  Reveletatons 1: 14-15   KJV

 

5 responses

  1. Anyone who looks like me, and says he’s had a gratuitously hard life, at the hands of the authorities, is giving me plenty of bullshit to call. Conversely, how often have I been victimized by Black people? Exactly…..never.

  2. I’m glad Roseanne’s show was cancelled, but I’m saddened at how popular it was…I don’t think this was a coincidence, and I suspect a lot of her viewers were just fine with her racist tweet.

  3. I’m still in shock over what she tweeted 😦

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