Last year I wrote a spec pilot and this year I want to see it made.
I am longing to get something made or back on television.
We need more women in leadership roles and more people of color on TV.
I am going to be bold and go out on a limb here and say race relations have worsened
with our beloved President in office the first African American I notice a bigger awareness or measurement of content in regards to race. I notice a tightening of the wagons in media.
I notice more articles in the press about this division and about the races in general.
Plus the sinister subject of white dominance and the question of whether white is dominant?It is still the dominant race especially in finance, maybe not in numbers globally still the power positions in the west are still held by non-ethnics.
White is still king and it makes me sad nonetheless that the yard stick is OUT and we are in a race of some sort. I was sad when Sherry Shepard was exposed as being so stupid years ago when she wasn't sure if the world was flat. She said as much on her show The View. It pained me because I feel the establishment doesn't want to show people of color with brains and moderate behaviors. It is skewed toward extreme and embarrassing stuff. I wouldn't feel so sensitive about it if we were represented better. We do have a smart handsome charmer in the White house but can we have a few representatives on television in media too? In Films that make us proud? Please?
It's hard when there is only that side of the African American experience being highlighted in media. The loud brash and stupid.
A reader of my blog wondered if media has become pro war. Maybe to justify our continuing presence in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Maybe...I notice we will support our government that way so yes. We are a war mongering country. Wow, for some reason I never imagined America as such, I know how can I forget Vietnam.
Back to race in American media. Tiger woods has many people laying in wait to tear him down. I am sad because his timing could not have been worse. It seems we are under attack racially that media is dying to show our inferiority and worse. We are human and there isn't a perfect race or perfect person alive on planet earth.
Although Tiger was close...shame on us for falling for it.
The thought that someone like Sarah Palin could sell 400,000 books. This country has lost it's mind. Where on planet earth except in America could a pretty face with a hunting rifle do so well? Okay I pick on hunters and I think hunting isn't bad in fact I appreciate the nature conservation that hunters helped bring to America. It isn't bad to hunt its human nature to do;hunt it's our nature. I do think it is bad to be dumb and I think Sarah Palin is a dumb ass and if she is even remotely successful as a candidate (2012) then look forward to more Obama.
You tea party, birthers.
I wish there wasn't a tit for tat competition of who is better racially.
Then again it would NOT be planet earth I suppose. I am just itching for us to be judged on character and smarts and kindness not the color of our skin.
It's christmess and I can wish can't I?
We love a good fight don't we?