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I was just going to post this news story and walk away, but it got my ire up. It happened to combine with something else.
The new story, via AP
, celebrates SNL getting another black performer and two black writers, to increase the diversity on the show - and because regulars Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah refuse to dress up in drag.
What's color got to do with it? You are funny. Or you are not funny. That's it. Sure - everyone's life experience is different, informs their world view, their sense of humor and the way they react - but why pop color in the damned title? You are just asking for people to sniff, say "affirmative action" and move on.
Then the Guardian put out a tweet:
The Guardian @guardian 1h
Does it matter that there aren't there more women in science?
Leaping to the keyboard, my response was:
@guardian @guardianscience Science is science. It does not require the presence or absence of testicles.
What is this total obsession in the media with using adjectives? If someone is writing zingers, do we care what sex or color they are? No, if they are good, we laugh. Do you carefully consider the race and sex of the writer before picking a book or a movie? Will you limp out of hospital on your shattered leg if the doctor who sees you dares to be none white (or none black) and of the opposite sex?
Of course you bloody well don't! A peculiarly UK thing - you get a report of a murder,a lottery winner,or some random schmuck - they always put the age. Look - if it is a hundred year old woman marrying a 20 year old man, age might be relevant. Otherwise it's a crock.
Please, media. Just stop doing that? M'kay?