Black Voices in Media: What has changed?

Known news publication Huffington Post dedicates an entire Black voices section that shares insight on what Black writers have to say about racial issues in the states. There aren’t much post discussing different topics but they defiantly lean towards any type of discrimination towards the black community.

Article Diversity Isn’t Black and White discusses discrepancies in the Oscar Academy Awards. It makes the Oscars seem against the Black Community and it comes off as annoying. We’ve seen bigger issues in the Donald Trump being a presidential candidate and a congress that refuses to let the President of the United States of America choose a Supreme court justice.

Jump back to January 31st, 2006 when Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. was nominated as an Associate Justice to the Supreme court. That action by President George W. Bush happened eleven days after his presidency was over. I don’t recall the media ridiculing Bush on his decision in the supreme court. It would make the most sense if a Black voices piece discussed the different treatment of our first black president. It’s been possibly the most controversial topic since elected to Presidency yet the people given the spotlight are celebrities and movie starts who are being portrayed as victims

I wont become involved in the psychopathic and idiotic tendencies of one of our presidential canditates, but the democratic party faces similar criticism in “black lives matter” movements. The video below show’s the different ideas that are connected with democratic activist not satisfied with communication with the black community.

When reading up on  Black Panther propaganda and newspapers, I realized that the vocabulary is not much different to today’s regarding government and police. The same ridicule of the police force hasn’t changed but the issues have. The type of discrimination faced in the past verses what we see now as discrimination is completely different. It hasn’t evolved or changed but has become a tool for guilt. Making singers such as Beyonce appear as a black rights activist and an awards show for actor excellence feel guilty for not recognizing black actors.

A vital question in a Black Voices in Media should be regarding a focus of racial issues rather than any slight lack of diversity. Where is the line when we look at racial issues as an actual crime against humanity and not some cruel ploy from an oppressive government?

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