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1490: Wine and White People

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Rod and Karen discuss more Usher revelations, people think condoms are useless, college student almost suspended, LGBTQ news, The Talk video, Confederate interview, NRA racism, White People News and sword ratchetness.

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  1. FalconsDiva

    Thanks for sharing that Procter & Gamble video. I also had not seen it. Of course I had to go to youtube to see it. I love how it goes through history and how ‘the talk’ still needs to be had. I think that’s why the first little girl had a white doll, it appears they are from the 50’s/60’s.

    Procter & Gamble has had this My Black Is Beautiful (MBIB) campaign for some years. I first learned of it at Essence Fest back in 2009. I love what they do with it but I wish this video was something that was distributed to the masses, it’s on their MBIB page and I think it’s only on their MBIB youtube channel.

    On the Confederate show – I’m going to wait for your thumbs up before I consider it. I have no problems with movies or tv shows about black pain but I have so many shows that I watch now! Lately when I take on a new show it’s because y’all mentioned it on pre-game. You and Justin should get some sort of commission because that TBGWT bump is real.

  2. KneeHighMiah

    That super mom chick just wants a TLC Show or something…

  3. Will they show more common sense?

    Re: the show about the confederacy, I won’t say anything about the show itself, but I do have a comment about the portion of the interview that you read. I understand how those producers might have wanted people to wait for the show before making comments. However, they should know that was a patently absurd wish. Nothing about the way that the show was announced or the connection to GoT gave cover for people to wait and see. You could not have had a more “I’m not giving this any real thought” introduction than having it announced the way that it was. So if they want more benefit of the doubt, they should have played a bigger role in crafting the initial PR. Was this interview given to your boy Jason W or something?

    Also, when you said you can’t see Ben claiming he’s no sellout, I agree he might not use those terms. But he would absolutely play a victim of being considered ‘not black enough’ for his audience, and there are plenty of insiders that would play this up with the same level of indignation.

  4. Alisha N

    Karen and Rod…this episode has got me in my feelings. When you were talking about the commercial of black mommas and their kids, I found myself tearing up as I think about all the little and big actions my parents did to protect me and my siblings…actions I still don’t know the full weight of.

    I am 27 years old. I grew up in Arkansas, and my parents sacrificed A LOT to put me and my siblings in a private, mostly white, Christian school. As an educator now, I have had a lot of conversations with my mother, a woman raised in public schools in Arkansas about how she made this decision and how it brought a lot of challenges, she began to talk about all the different fears she had. She grew up surrounded by black people and went to an HBCU so she felt rooted in blackness. She always mentions the first day I came back from kindergarten begging her to perm my hair because I didn’t like my braids anymore…because all the little girls in my class had straight hair. She talks about how I started drawing only white children in my pictures. She was terrified. She always talks about how she had many conversations with my dad about when and how to address blackness because she wanted us to be like all the other kids…knowing that we really couldn’t. My mother, knowing I loved reading, turned to books where I got to see kids who looked like me. For my brothers, they put them in sports programs purposefully through the local Y so that they would meet kids from all over my city. These are just small examples of how my parents protected us…I could write a whole pages about thousands of moments where my parents came through for me and my brothers.

    Growing up, realizing my differences and how to deal with it was a series of conversations, I can’t point to just one, but the long reflective conversations I’ve had with my mom know makes me realize the agonizing hours my parents both spent trying to make us aware and proud of our blackness while still wanting us to be “normal” kids. I loved this commercial because it gave a glimpse into that. Each one of those scenes represented a moment I or my siblings have had with my parents. And only as an adult do I understand the weight of it. I’m sure if I have my own kids I’ll understand that burden even more.

    Thank you both for your thoughtful conversation about these issues. I’m gonna go over a post a review of this show.

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