February 15, 2010, - 1:27 pm
Perhaps CBS should change the name of its hit reality show to “Amazing Racist.”
“Oh, Good, Black People!“
Artwork by David Lunde/Lundesigns
Imagine if a major broadcast network had a prime time reality show on which two contestants said, “Oh, good, White people!” They’d probably be axed from the show.
Not the case, though, with Black attorneys Monique Pryor of West Orange, NJ, and Shawne Morgan, of Bowie, MD, contestants on this season’s edition of the hit CBS reality series game show, “The Amazing Race.” (Normally, I don’t watch this show, but I was drawn in, last night, by the repeated, hilarious imitation of airheaded Miss Teen South Carolina, Caite Upton–a fellow contestant on “Amazing Race”–by a gay contestant, Jordan Pious–the MUST-WATCH video is below!.)
When contestants were dropped off in downtown Los Angeles to fend for themselves and find a way to LAX (Los Angeles airport) and fly to Chile, the two Black female contestants saw a car with Black people driving it. “Oh, Good, Black People!” they shouted.
It was as if, had they encountered a car with White people, they wouldn’t want to ask them for help or directions, or that all White people are automatically so racist against the never-racist Blacks, that they wouldn’t help them. It figures, since they admire Michelle Obama and Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Legal Defense Fund. I’ll bet Michelle Obama is thinking, “Oh, Good, Black People!” a lot. I guess I should thank Heaven that they didn’t say, “Oh, good, African-American people!” Too many syllables. (They aren’t much better than Bilal and Sa’eed, the in-your-face Muslim contestants on a previous season of the show.)
I contrast the behavior of these two racist “sistaz” with that of Jet and Cord McCoy, pale White cowboys and contestants from the tiny town of Tupelo, Oklahoma. They didn’t shout, “Oh, good, White people!” or even search for Whites in getting directions on the fastest way to the airport. They asked the first people who came along, just like everyone else on the show . . . everyone, except the racist Black lawyer chicks.
Both of these Black attorney chicks are moms. And you can bet they’ve already passed on the, “Oh, Good, Black people!” attitude along to the next generation. Oh, Good, More Racist People!
MUST WATCH VIDEO – Gotta see this priceless video of the gay contestant imitating Miss South Carolina Teen USA (from :49 to 1:17):
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