Oops, not sure I can say “By George” anymore since that’s probably a reference to our Founding Father and that’s verboten by the PC fascists. Dumbasses.
So they handed out special awards in Hollywood this weekend and the organizers bowed down to the appeasement gods by promising more diversity, etc. I thought the purpose of entertainment was to make money. Why didn’t Motown need diversity and government intervention? They just created great music that people loved and bought. Yes, I know the artists themselves didn’t profit the way they should but a] it was produced by blacks and b] singers of all races got pretty much screwed back then. Think Connie Francis is rich? In any case, it was a problem of equitable royalties and payments, the singers didn’t need anyone stepping in to let them sing cause they black.
Poor Hollywood, how will appeasement by diversity make movie goers go out and spend $; we don’t care about that, we just want to see what we want to see. BTW, I’m not much of a movie goer anymore but we went to see Bridge of Spies with Tom Hanks and it was an excellent buy for our money.
Spike Lee ranted at the awards show that Hollywood just has to do something to get more blacks working in the industry, that they need diversity since they are way behind sports. You know, he’s right. We do need more diversity. In sports. Blacks participate to an inordinate degree in the biggie sports of football, basketball, baseball, even boxing. They own an inordinate amount of sports scholarship to colleges at every tier, including pricey Ivy League schools. They make an inordinate amount of money at the professional levels and command astonishing media attention.
I remember when the University of Kentucky’s fabulous basketball teams were composed almost entirely of home-grown boys from Kentucky or nearby states. When we listened or watched the games, we knew their high schools and communities. Think it was Pitino who started recruiting so heavily out of states. If we’re doing affirmative action, shouldn’t colleges across the country be recruiting according to the racial demographics? Shouldn’t the NBA and NFL hire according to demographics and spread the wealth around to some white boys?
Do I care about the racial demographics of my beloved Kentucky Wildcats? Nah. But fair is fair, eh, Spike?
And if the UK basketball or football players get to the point where they can successfully demand resignations of university officials. they can just go ahead and shut down that sports team. The university is worthless if it comes to that.
Lee’s words are documented at Variety if you’re interested. Yeh, how about that? He gets rewarded with a special award and turns the event into a whine and political rant. He says Hollywood better “get smart” because whites will be a minority by 2023. Well! I guess whites can look forward to all kinds of benefits, quotas and preferences then. We better hope the nonwhites will be as successful as the whites have been, eh? Takes a lot of $ to shell out for entitlements.