“today the marketers are truly the reigning power in the fragmented media world… the best way to effect change in media is to go after the ad dollars. There are so many media options today that it is easier for a marketer to pull out of a media outlet..
“Does this mean we’re anointing the CMOs as the culture police in this country? No. Merely suggest to them that, as folks whose job it is to figure out where we’re going vs. where we are, hate media is starting to run its course. Use your conscience; use
Don’t know how I missed this gem of a post! Thx WomunofColour! Using Venn diagrams, Kai breaks down why hip hop does not equal black culture, and explains that hip hop did not invent misogyny.
Thx Phil. “the black and Latino communities have been left on the chopping block of anarchic urban terrorism because the realities of American life now challenge too many prefabricated opinions based on ideas about victimization or lack of individual driv
“If comedians or talk-show hosts are funny enough…they often earn a pass when offensive material is used…the pass often works even if the humor is what comedy experts sometimes call “outsider to insider” joking”
“people debated whether the cavemen were gay, or asserted that the ads “cleverly play with race issues.”…in the mainstream press, the campaign has been described as mocking political correctness, but the online deconstructions have been more varied”
“Joe Louis became such a contradictory hero, simultaneously representing African-Americans and a nation that did not treat them as equal citizens…That was in 1938…How did we get to the point where we need a Black Hope now?”
“After six seasons on Fox’s MADtv, Korean American funnyman extraordinaire Bobby Lee is busting out with a new movie and a top-secret (well, not really)…and drop-dead hilarious (almost certainly) series concept in development at Comedy Central.”
Jay Smooth really nails it in this video commentary on Don Imus and on whether getting people fired really changes anything. I would have embedded the video but it was being all glitchy.
“bigotry and hate speech targeting, among other characteristics, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicity continue to permeate the airwaves through personalities such as Glenn Beck, Neal Boortz, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Michael Savag
“Though about one-third of U.S. residents are nonwhite, more than half of the people living near such facilities were Latino, African American or Asian American.”
“Martinez has now filed a civil lawsuit against the MTA seeking monetary damages and changes to the current MTA policies. The online petition that was started in support of Marie currently has over 3000 signatures”
“The riffs on nationalities go something like this: The Chinese do not invent anything; they only copy. Italians design beautiful shoes, but who ever heard of a Tuscan computer programmer? Russians dominate chess, yet cannot seem to engineer a children’
“Last week, around 9:00 am on Wednesday, the Ed Lover Show with Egypt and Ashy on Power 105.1 in New York aired a segment called “Are You Smarter Than An Asian?” Yeah. That title alone makes me scream that’s racist! But it gets a lot worse.”
Thx Eric! Shilpa Shetty in the news again. “Angry crowds in several Indian cities burned effigies of
Richard Gere on Monday after he swept a popular Bollywood actress into his arms and kissed her several times during an AIDS-awareness event.”
“Yet Carlos Mencia, who is half-Mexican, is able to get away with a skit on his “comedy” show Mind of Mencia titled “Are You Smarter Than A Wetback?””