Monday, November 19, 2007
By Alan Smithee
Maybe it is just us but we get the impression that whites (they don't care if we do not capitalize it) seem to get more upset when Blacks get in trouble. And don't let a white woman or an animal be involved. Oh mercy. You know who I'm talking about. O.J. (he did it), Barry Bonds (he did it too), Michael Jackson (acquitted) and Michael Vick (guilty and serving). What white male entertainers generate this much buzz with their infamy? Now if it takes you more than 10 seconds to think of some then you know what I am talking about.
I sent this query to the AAEA labs and this is what they came back with: 1) O.J. has white skin privilege, but he 'looks' black so he has to be scorned. 2) Barry is uppity (Hank Aaron wasn't but was hated anyway for breaking Babe's record). 3) Michael turned white AND married the King's daughter (white skin privilege). 4) Michael Vick: well there is a reason the National Wildlife Federation is several millions of times larger than the African American Environmentalist Association. Our scientists concluded that if you're a black superstar and do something stupid, expect to get more attention than you ever got for your positive contributions to society.
Now young white women are right up there with Black men in the hyped press infamy category. Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton will give Juice, Jacko, Barry and Vick a run for their money. Of course Martha Stewart got a pass. You would never know she even went to prison. Does this make her an honorary white man?