Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A nugget of hope from Chris Rock

In a less quoted portion of Chris Rock's interview with Frank Rich, I think he nailed what is driving the confederate insurgency absolutely bonkers.
...my kids grew up not only with a black president but with a black secretary of State, a black joint chief of staff, a black attorney general. My children are going to be the first black children in the history of America to actually have the benefit of the doubt of just being moral, intelligent people.
President Obama has said that he's not interested in leading a national conversation on race. He's busy having a different kind of conversation that's going right over the heads of most pundits who are whining about leadership.

1 comment:

  1. That first picture is... just...AWESOME!!!!!!!! I think Obama's Black critics [both in media & in public] lose a great amount of comprehension of just what this man truly means to a lot of the Black youth of this generation. You can't measure this in a poll number or News coverage talking points or the outcome of contrived midterms. This man's courage to even "exist" in the face of chaos alone by itself is power that goes beyond any words or policy.

    Chris Rock is wrong tho; Obama isn't the "Shaq" of U.S. Presidents, he's the Jackie Robinson of this era. Nothing against Rock, I just noticed that some in the media; including "Black" journalists, have fixated more on the pointless/baseless basketball analogy more so than the actual issue of Racism mentioned by Rock. No surprise there.

    Thanks Nancy for sharing this. Sanity does still exist.