The last time I checked on Wikipedia, the total white population (including White Hispanics and Latinos) was 77 percent. African Americans comprise about 13 percent of the total U.S. population. About 55 percent of the African American population lives in the South, with most of the rest in northern and western cities.
But we’ve all started noticing more black faces on television, especially on commercials, in settings previously reserved for the white middle class consumer. There’s more of a black presence on the internet and in magazine ads, as well as in television shows and movies.
That’s because its part of the inclusion plan put in place by our 44th President Barack Obama, and administered with Hollywood by his inseparable advisor for the last 25 years, Valerie Jarrett, who have persuaded Hollywood – using Alinsky tactics of bullying and shaming – that getting more black people onto television and into the movies in greater numbers than their proportion to the population or to capitalism, is actually helping them, when it’s not.
Television and movies have always been a reflection of the overall population, which is 77 percent white, including white Hispanics and Latinos. Commercials, which are why television exists in the first place, were usually populated by people – namely white – who the great American consumer could identify with and buy the depicted products.
But then Barack and Valerie got to the White House and used their influence to convince, more like tell, Hollywood that more black faces were needed to reflect their policy of a more inclusive society, despite the fact the country was, and is, a vastly white society, capitalism and consumerism be damned.
The Obama White House made its first major strike on Hollywood with the Oscars in 2016 when Chris Rock hosted and told a polite, somewhat stunned, mostly white audience of movie industry elites in their tuxedos and designer dresses: “Everyone wants to know: Is Hollywood racist? Is it burning-cross racist? No. It’s a different kind of racist.
“You’re damn right Hollywood’s racist, but not the racist that you’ve grown accustomed to. Hollywood is sorority racist. It’s like, ‘We like you, Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa.’ That’s how Hollywood is.”
So, appropriately shamed and ridiculed in Alinsky style, the great leaders of Hollywood set about putting as many black faces as they could on the screen and into living rooms and movie theaters across America.
The appearance of all these black faces on commercials was disconcerting to many out in the heartland, places like Des Moines or Cheyenne, where most people had never seen a black person before, and still don’t in their daily lives.
There had always been black people on television and intelligent black shows, actors like Sydney Poitier and Bill Cosby and Denzel Washington, but they were few and far between. Now they are everywhere, and people out in Iowa and Nebraska will just have to accept it.
Because that’s been the racial strategy all along by Barack and Valerie, who came out of Chicago, the most racially segregated city in the country, where blacks have been excluded and isolated in their violent ghettos, while the rest of the city and country prospered.
Though they lived in a safe, integrated, intellectual neighborhood near the University of Chicago, the rest of black Chicago was trapped in their isolated ghettos.
The person who schooled both Barack and Valerie on their racial philosophy was Bill Ayers, the 60s radical and socialist, who at 72 still hopes to bring down what he calls “the system of white supremacy,” not trying to rebuild the black family and black communities so devastated by government dependency.
That’s why, after Rosanne Barr’s show was dispatched for her racist tweet directed toward Valerie, who learned of it by a personal call made by the CEO of ABC, an indication of her clout still with Hollywood, Valerie got on television and said her feelings weren’t hurt, like others might be, but that “we have to turn this into a teaching moment.”
Then she got on television, connected Rosanne to Trump in racist spirit, that “the tone does start at the top, and we like to look up to our president and feel as though he reflects the values of our country. But I also think every individual citizen has a responsibility too, and it’s up to all of us to push back. Our government is only going to be as good as we make it be.”
Then she went on a quickly formed Town Hall meeting on Racism, where she helped establish that “America is a racist country.” Afterwards, her name appeared at the bottom of a please-pledge-to-vote email distributed by Organizing for Action, Barack’s nonprofit political organization which also helps the LGBT cause, Barack and Valerie’s other pet project, besides race. They are, after all, politicians from Chicago, not civil rights leaders.
Back to all those black faces on television. African American Author Lilian Singh, Director of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative, who wrote “Black programming features TV shows that collectively create false perceptions of wealth for African-American families. The images displayed are in stark contrast to the economic conditions the average black family is battling each day.”
You mean that Barack and Valerie and their Alinskyite bullies putting more black faces on television screens isn’t really helping black people, but stirring discontent for the middle class lifestyle they don’t have, along with consternation among whites in the heartland, and making Millenials think that their racism talk is valid…all to cultivate a political advantage?
As Mark Twain said 150 years ago: “The Civil War was a blot on our history, but not as great a blot as the buying and selling of Negro souls.”
Add Barack and Valerie to that blot.