“Maybe one of you educated black people can answer a question for me. All the blacks that I know cant. How can black people have BET tv, black emmies, 100 blacks in law enforcement, etc, and this not be considered racist. But if I had WET tv or whites magazine I would have rev al and all the other clowns knocking on my door. If I felt theatened could I legally shoot them.” – a poorly thought out comment from Adolph
“hey brother peace, you still did not answer my question. Hoe come you can have the white emmies, 100 blcks in law enforcement, and ebony magazine and that not be considered racist. You will not answer my question because you are scared of the answer. The bottom line is is that you are a bigot. The only thing that people like you do is drive the wedge between black and white deeper. So much for freedom of speech,” – Adolph’s follow up comment, just as thoughtless as the first.
The ratio of television networks, cable networks, movie studios, magazines, books, newspapers, and etcetera that are targeted to the informational and entertainment interest of a predominantly white culture far exceeds the relatively small number that targets the black community. Magazines like Ebony and Jet and the cable channel Black Entertainment Television (BET) are hardly sources of information for truly conscious black people. Black magazines and books that focus the majority of their media to such trivialities as the latest fashion in clothing, the latest trend in hairstyles, or the hottest singers/actors in Hollywood or wherever cannot seriously be considered some kind of benefit to the black community. And as far as the modern day minstrel BET goes, I’d rather watch the FOX news network. I can’t stand to see so many black people bending over backwards trying to keep black people distracted from the real issues of concern to the black community. BET is no benefit to the black community.
Adolph and people who think, or more accurately don’t think, like him have been the target of a plethora of magazines, movies, networks, and such. How many television shows have there been that featured an all white cast with an all white production crew with all white writers and all white producers? Now, how many television shows have there been with an all black cast and an all black production crew and an all black writers? I would have to say none.
How many black people appeared on such notables as Friends, Frasier, Cheers, Wings, Andy Griffith, Suddenly Susan, Two and a Half Men, Sex in the City, My Three Sons, Leave It to Beaver, Alice, Bionic Woman, Six Million Dollar Man, Sarah Conner Chronicles, This Old House, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Yankee Workshop, Happy Days, Lavern and Shirley, the Lucy Show, I Love Lucy, MASH, Desperate Housewives, Dallas, Falcon Crest, Charlie’s Angels, Hotel, Dan Tanna, Monk, Laughlin, Just Shoot Me, the Golden Girls, the Brady Bunch, Seventh Heaven, Smallville, Dukes of Hazzard, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Hannah Montana, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, the Lone Ranger, Trading Spaces, Ghost Hunters, Xena: Warrior Princess, Malcolm In the Middle, One Tree Hill, Degrassi, General Hospital, One Life to Live, Blog Cabin, the Beverly Hillbillies, Hee Haw, Breaking Bad, the Honeymooners, the Addams Family, the Munsters, the Patty Duke Show, Father Knows Best, the Danny Thomas Show, the Dick Van Dyke Show, Rhoda, Maude, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, That Girl, Mary Hartman, Soap, Dead Like Me, The Rifleman, The Sopranos, Will and Grace, Mad About You, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, the Flying Nun, Dream Car Garage, the Hulk, The Hills, Baywatch, Dawson’s Creek, Twin Peaks, Ryan’s Hope, Gomer Pyle, Mayberry RFD, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Imus In the Morning, JAG, Beverly Hills 90210, Simon and Simon, Murder She Wrote, Remington Steele, Moonlighting, Sybil Shepherd Show, Murphy Brown, That 70’s Show, The Nanny, anything with Bob Vila, Dharma and Greg, Charmed, the Gene Autry Show, Mama’s Family, Crossing Jordan, Family Ties, Matlock, Numbers, Nash Bridges, Caroline In the City, Boy Meets World, Melrose Place, Home Improvement, Dark Angel, Profiler, Gilligan’s Island, Get Smart, Unhitched, The X Files, Roseanne, Green Acres, McMillan and Wife, Heck Ramsey, Valerie, One Day At a Time, Seinfeld, Daniel Boone, Medium, King of Queens, Dynasty, the Love Boat, and so many more. Many of these shows didn’t have a single black actor, some only have one black actor,
How many magazines are there for white people? Let’s see…there’s Glamour, Elle, Mademoiselle, Us, Cosmopolitan, In Style, Sunset, Lifestyle, In Touch, American Cowboy, American Spectator, American Cattlemen, Allure, Another Magazine, Bridal Guide, Brides, City, Elegant Bride, Guns and Ammo, Adventure Kayak, American Angler, American Handgunner, American Snowmobiler, American Cheerleader, Archery Business, ATV Magazine, ATV Rider, ATV Sport, Back Country, Bassin’, Black Power Guns and Hunting, Bluff Magazine, Boating, Bow and Arrow Hunting, Bow Hunter, Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine, Canoe and Kayak, Dirt Rider, Field and Stream, Fish and Fly, Golf Digest, Gun Dog, Hunt Club Digest, Deer and Deer Hunting, Southern Living, AmericanStyle, Backpacker, Budget Travel, Seventeen, Boy’s Life, Cosmo Girl, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Garden, Teen Vogue, People, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Everyday With Rachel Ray, In Touch Weekly, Reader’s Digest, Redbook, Spin, Star, Us, Today’s Christian Woman, Christianity Today, At Home With Our Faith, End Time, America’s Civil War, Martha Stewart’s Living, Martha Stewart’s Weddings, World War II Magazine, Maxim, Women’s World, Lucky, Outdoor Life, American Girl, W, Good Old Days, Military Heritage, Barrons, Men’s Health, Popular Science, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, Esquire Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, Marie Claire, Town and Country, Taste of the South, Robb Report, and so many more. But people like Adolph are worried about Ebony and Jet.
White people have a variety of mediums that are focused on their interest and entertainment. And not a single one has been visited by Reverend Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, or anybody else. But the very idea of a black focus magazine or a single cable network comes out as too raw for people who think the black community is getting too uppity. Black people are bigots and white people are the victims of black people’s unfairness. Obviously, the black community is just way too unfair to white people. It would be much fairer if black people didn’t have anything to look at. That would make so much sense to people like Adolph. Can’t have bigots going around accusing people in the black community of being bigots.