Today I picked up the newspaper (yes I still read a physically tangible paper) and read not one but two articles back to back that in my mind were slightly bullshit. The first was talking about the 1% (because of all this 99% business) and how those people are deserving of the money because they are all well educated as opposed to the lower end of the scale who aren’t. Well no shit, except it fails to mention that higher education COSTS MONEY!
Article number two is about a hockey player and his girlfriend dressing up as Jay Z and Beyonce. Not too terrible until you find out they colored their skin a la blackface! There was no malicious intent, it was more ignorance than anything. Lots of people are defending what they did which is, whatever. I take issue because the excuse for why they didn’t know any better was because they are Canadian and being a hockey player is a very insular environment. They rationalize that Canadians were never taught about Al Jolson and blackface. I remember learning about this in grade 4! We don’t have the same issues that America has but we still have things like black history month to at least inform us about basic racial issues.