This country is so divided …. the demarcation lines are so real & evident. It’s a shame …. We ALL are ONE!! … if we only got this!! Wishful thinking …..
Chris Rock did it. He used the ‘R-word’.
‘Here’s the real question,’ he said on Oscar night. ‘The real question everybody wants to know…: Is Hollywood racist? Is Hollywood racist?’
He said it twice. And then he answered it.
‘You’re damn right Hollywood is racist. But it ain’t that racist that you’ve grown accustomed to. Hollywood is sorority racist. It’s like, ‘We like you Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa. That’s how Hollywood is.’
Chris Rock didn’t just say the Oscars were white. He said they were racist. And in the process he broke an unwritten law, that racism must only be spoken about in code. Instead of multiracial we say multicultural; instead of non-white, we say ethnic; instead of black we say urban; and then there’s the word of the moment ― diversity.
There’s nothing wrong with the word per se. We do need…
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