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A few days ago Wendy Williams was reflecting on her short time on ABC Dancing with the Stars. She said that the confessionals the contestants do are not their thoughts. They are actually scripted and according to the script she was supposed to be an eye rolling, snake necking angry black woman, but she refused to follow the script. Why? She said she was not that girl, and she refused to play the role. Williams is actually an accomplished woman with a lot to be happy about. Why are black women portrayed as angry? Is this a myth of the media? When the president ran for his first term the media tried to paint the first lady as angry. Fox contributor Juan Williams actually called her “Stokely Carmichael in a dress.” So do black women actually contribute to the stereotype? Are black women justified in being angry? Anger is a normal emotion, but when that becomes your daily fuel then perhaps that is a problem, but why don’t we ever hear of the angry white woman? Aren’t white women frustrated and angry too? Some women do in fact make a career out of anger, but is that enough to justify the myth? What do you think? Share your thoughts.
Senator Mary Landrieu is running for re-election. She released this ad but she actually did a re-do of her Senate hearing. What do you think about it?
Integrity-the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
Integrity has become as common as the sight of a unicorn. Our society rewards success at any cost. We are the cheerleaders for the shortcut. We applaud the phrase “by any means necessary”. We regard second place as the first loser. We are consumed with the results, and we pay little or no attention to the journey. We are slaves to the bottomline. So when we see someone with a true sense of integrity we are in awe. Yesterday I watched someone truly act out of a sense of integrity. He said “you can never go wrong doing the right thing.” His decison will impact his bottomline, but he had a sense of peace from knowing he did the right thing and in my eyes it was not only the right thing it was actually a thing of beauty.
P. Diddy went to Howard University, but he dropped out. Despite that he has become a successful businessman. He has been asked to deliver the commencement address at Howard University, but some are having a problem with it. Read the linked article and share your thoughts.
We learned this in 4th grade. Did you learn this in school? This speech still resonates.
Yesterday old news surfaced regarding Al Sharpton. Sharpton was an FBI informant back in the eigthies. He actually wore a wire and taped his conversations with some mob heavyweights. He says that he was dealing with corruption in the music business. Since the eighties Sharpton has turned his life around and now he is a respected member of the media community. He is still reviled by some but is this type of journalism fair? If we are the land of second chances are we willing to accept the Sharpton of today or do we vilify him for his behavior over 30 years ago? Share your thoughts.
A friend of mine told me her granddaughter works at a major retailer. There is an employee who was hired as a male, but now he identifies as a female. He has started using the ladies room and when her granddaughter complained she was told by HR that she was discriminating against the employee. So now she no longer uses the ladies room at the store. Are her rights being ignored? Share your thoughts.
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Everybody has a phone with a camera these days, but Samsung has catapulted the selfie into another level. When Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz asked the president to take a selfie with him the president obliged his request, but he did not know he was consenting to a covert ad scheme. On its face it seemed like an innocent request but the rich get richer by using their resources and that sadly is what Ortiz did.