The News Today

Posted: January 25, 2017 in News, rant
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While I’m watching the news lately, more and more I see so many reports that piss me off.  It’s not really the situations being reported on that get on my nerves.  It’s what the reporters are saying that gets my ass hairs up.

For example: January 25, 2017 (drinking coffee watching a morning news show)

The coffee kicks in and for some reason I focus on the television.  The reporter is blathering on.

The Oscars are coming up soon I guess and apparently last year there was a movement known as “Oscars So White” because no people of color were nominated the previous year.

However, this year there are seven people or movies with people of color up for contention. Something like that.

Yipee!      Right?

Hold on.

Because  then – in conclusion, the reporter says,

“It would seem now, people of color are feeling a little better about this situation.”

Wait a minute – – –

WHAT!?

You – as a reporter – can report that some people of color told YOU they feel good about that shit.  And that’s it!  Report the facts.

But you can’t report that now ALL people of color feel good about the shit.

Lumping everyone into one – fucking – group!  WTF is wrong with you?!!

IT’S 2017(EEEeeeen!)Dammit

That’s where the phrase, “and now back to your regular programming” comes into play.

Trying to tell me (as a person of color) how I should feel about shit.

I’ll be having a conversation with someone tomorrow and they’ll regurgitate that shit back at me.

“well, they said that everyone’s pleased with the Oscars this year?”

Then I say, “when you say everyone, who do you mean?”

Look of horror, “Huh”

Arg.

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