The post under this talks about Hot 97’s “That’s Racist” section of a morning show. I was recently also listening to Hot 97 and never before realized that there was such a program. I guess racism is sort of taboo so the mind tends to blocked it out despite the fact that it occurs to much. On the program a fire fighter spoke about his co-workers telling him that he “ACTS BLACK.” His co-workers tells him because he wears Jordan sneakers and drive a particular car he is “acting black.” I was completely shocked I don’t think any personal belongings an individual has is associated with a particular race. I have posted a video below that I found hilarious entitled “Acting Black.” (Despite the video being comical its sad that society has associated certain actions/way of speaking with a particular race)
Sorry to go off topic but I also recently heard a speech from Bloomberg in which he addresses racial issues. Bloomberg had a very strong opinion on a recent shooting of a minority 17-year-old boy who was killed by a stray bullet. He criticized The New York Times for ignoring the story, he made it clear that if a white 17-year-old had been killed by a stray bullet the story would not have gone unnoticed by The New York Times.
Link to Article: http://politicker.com/2013/04/bloomberg-goes-to-war-with-press-and-politicians-in-passionate-safety-speech/