Racism has become a conspiracy theory. Like most leftist conspiracy theories, the conspiracy is used to generate instant victimhood tethered to a sense of perpetual entitlement. If you don’t have everything you want, you know what is to blame.
Speaking of… here’s CNN.
For her powerful and moving performance as Mamie Till-Mobley in “Till,” Danielle Deadwyler was nominated for a BAFTA Award, a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and several other industry prizes.
That happens to plenty of directors, actors, etc… they get nominated for some awards, but not others.
…there was one notable award for which she was overlooked: the Oscar.
Attention shoppers, we have a racism incident in privileged celebrity section 3. But since racism is becoming passe, let’s trot out a new academic term.
Deadwyler attributes the snub to systemic racism and “misogynoir,” a term coined by the Black feminist scholar Moya Bailey to refer to a distinct form of misogyny experienced by Black women as a result of how their race and gender intersect.
The whole point of identity politics is to generate infinite divisions. So hopefully some black gay feminist disabled scholar will come up with a specific term for the interaction of black lesbians in wheelchairs. Maybe ‘misgaychairy’. Sure it sounds dumb, but we’ll all be expected to use it by next week or be canceled.
“We’re talking about people who perhaps chose not to see the film, we’re talking about misogynoir … it comes in all kinds of ways,” she said on an episode of the podcast “Kermode & Mayo’s Take” released Thursday. “Whether it’s direct or indirect, it impacts who we are.”
People who chose not to see the film. Why? Because they’re racist or misogynoirist, which still sounds like someone from South Florida trying to buy a massage chair.
Think about that level of entitlement and the destructiveness.
Deadwyler knows that there’s no down side to making false accusations of racism. It’ll boost her name recognition and make Hollywood more likely to bend over backward for her. And, just maybe, there ought to be.
The media is overrun with hucksters constantly using accusations of racism to cash in while feeding the false notion that the country and most of its people are racist. Every time the media pushes this button, life gets worse for everyone, and yet there’s no reason for the Sharptons, the Kendis and the Deadwylers not to push it.
It’s a big golden button that showers down gobs of cash and fame every time you push it. It would take a strong sense of morals and ethics not to do it.
What we need is to eliminate that incentive. Until we do, the fake crisis is going to get worse.