There is a shameful history of blackface in American culture.
Earlier this week, Megyn Kelly made some rather controversial comments in regards to blackface when it comes to dressing up for Halloween.
As of earlier today, her show is likely cancelled and her contract with NBC is likely to be nullified.
I am not African-American, but I am a part of a minority group. The pain of being stereotyped and dehumanized for someone else’s entertainment when you do not have the power to respond and/or protest is a feeling that I would wish on no one.
While I would not wish anyone to be fired from their job, in this case, I believe that cancelling the show and firing it’s star is the right way to go. Racism and discrimination in 2018 should be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, Megyn Kelly’s comments proved that once again, both are alive and well in America.
If the Republican debate last week could be defined as a circus act, than Donald Trump was the clown.
Moderated by Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly, she threw out tough questions as any moderator would at a Presidential hopeful debate.
While most of the candidates took her questions seriously, billionaire Donald Trump accused her of menstruating.
Historically speaking, menstruation has been used as an excuse by men to exclude women from many spheres within society.
His fellow candidates took Mr. Trump to task for his comments.
Unfortunately, their criticism of his comments are just for show.
The Republicans claim that they want to bring in more women voters into the fold. Many women (myself included) have historically voted for the Democratic party.
If the Republican party truly wants to bring in more women to their side of the aisle, I have a recommendation for them: stop interfering in our business. Let us make our decisions regarding our bodies and our healthcare. Do not repeal Obamacare. Let Planned Parenthood be. Respect our decisions, especially when and if we choose to have abortions. If your son or your daughter reveals that he or she is gay, just love them because they are your child. And for G-d sakes, put into place gun laws that actually work.
Donald Trump’s remarks may have been crude and disrespectful. But they are also representative of the belief of many Republicans, who still believe that we live in another decade.