by Carmen Van Kerckhove
Carmen is joined by guest co-host Karen Walrond in this episode. Karen is a writer and photographer, and author of the blog Chookooloonks. She’s also a columnist for New Demographic’s blog Anti-Racist Parent.
After listener feedback, Karen and Carmen discuss the following four news items:
- Cop makes black men rap for him to get out of a ticket: The mayor and police chief of Tempe, Arizona are apologizing after a video surfaced of a local cop making two black men rap for him, in exchange for not giving them a ticket for littering.
- Stranger than fiction: Wentworth Miller’s real-life “Human Stain” experience: Not only did Miller possess a similar racial background, but he also caused a controversial incident during his time at Princeton, when he was mistakenly believed to have written a derogatory remark about African-Americans, similar to the situation with his character in the movie.
- Damon Wayans fined $320 for using the n-word at the Laugh Factory: Said Wayans: “I’ll be damned if the white man [Michael Richards] uses that word last. …This is part of our culture now…don’t take that from us.”
- Rosie O’Donnell mocks Asians with ching chong joke: The rumors have been confirmed. Rosie O’Donnell did indeed pander to the lowest common denominator by doing the ole ching chong routine on The View on Tuesday morning.
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