Stereotyping At The Polls And In The Entertainment Arena

“The bottom line is simple: If a black person does a good impression of a thief, drug addict, prostitute, maid or athlete, you’ve got yourself a touchdown. The worst thing you can do, however, is play a role that communicates intelligence, integrity or courage….that’s “not realistic.” - Dr. Boyce Watkins

All African Americans don’t vote for abortion and homosexuality and African American actors deserve more Oscars for noble roles rather than for demeaning parts that get too much Oscar buzz these days. Please be patient with me, I’m going to make a connection in a moment. To be perfectly honest, I was very weary of all the political hype surrounding America’s presidential election, which is tomorrow by the way. So I decided to take three of my adult children for sushi and a movie. I truly wish now I had just gone back into my prayer closet and kept praying for forgiveness and mercy because of the troubled times we are experiencing. But I wanted a breather, so off to the restaurant and movies we trekked. I forgot for a moment how much Training Day featuring Denzel Washington traumatized me a few years ago, making me promise myself to be very careful when considering seeing another Washington film. I had seen the trailers, and the movie seemed harmless enough. Well, harmless it was not. Please read Dr. Boyce’s full review here. http://www.kulturekritic.com/2012/11/men/dr-boyce-denzel-was-brilliant-but-an-oscar-for-his-latest-film-would-be-racist/

After the movie, which had so much gratutious profanity and nudity that I kept exclaiming aloud how ridicuously unnecessary it all was. DENZEL WASHINGTON IS A BRILLIANT ACTOR, no doubt about that. And the movie had some notable teaching moments all in all. Yet the raw portrayal of the main character and the admittedly talented caricature of the evangelical co-pilot and his wife neutralized some of the good that should have been the high point of the film.

What does this have to do with political stereotyping? Well, many people believe that there are few, if any, African Americans who will not vote for President Obama in the coming election. Of course, the numbers from 2008 clearly bear this thought pattern out. But what about the African Americans who won’t vote for President Obama? If anyone was listening or really cared about the African Americans who is appalled by the abortion/homosexual marriage agenda, they could discover that all African Americans do not favor killing innocent babies or breaking down the natural family with lifestyles like abortion, homosexuality, fornication and adultery.

THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT BLOG. THIS IS NOT TELLING ANYONE WHO TO VOTE FOR. THIS IS ALVEDA BEING SICK AND TIRED OF PERSONALITY CONTESTS AND STEREOTYPING WHILE AMERICA IS IN CRISIS!

In a few hours, the elections will be over. Things most likely won’t go back to “business as usual” though. At least we had better pray they don’t. It’s time to repent people, get it right. Admit that we don’t know everything and let God take the reins. WAKE UP!

One Response to “Stereotyping At The Polls And In The Entertainment Arena”

  1. Amen!
    Thank you so much for this blog.
    Thank you so much for your prayers.
    Thank you so much for helping me to be God centered,
    and stop rationalizing being humankind centered.
    Life is so precious, and you let Jesus work through you.
    It is too simplistic to say there is only one race the human race,
    but our many cultures each have a God given dignity to share
    with each other. And we are all created in the likeness and image
    of God.
    God Bless you.

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