It seems the parents of every Black I know have instilled the adage that we have to be twice as good to be considered half as good as our white counterparts in every field of human endeavor. And so it’s very disheartening when Blacks find that systemic unfairness persists even after abiding by that adage.
This came to mind as I watched the Formula 1 season come to a very controversial end on Sunday. Because it was self-evident that organizers decided to pervert another adage, namely that if their white driver could not beat Black Lewis Hamilton, then they would simply rob him.
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Adele is back, and sounding better than ever. But the increasing popularity of dead artists might explain why her album sales are down by nearly 75%.
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Tucker Carlson is the new face of Fox News. But, like Donald Trump, he’s just a performing monkey. Feed him a few headlines, which are like ripe bananas, and he goes off. For example, picture that fake look of shock and disbelief he puts on so readily as he reads to the camera: “People are telling me Kamala Harris is the first transgender VP.” Because, on Fox News, anything goes.
More to the point, though, Carlson and Trump are just useful idiots for Rupert Murdoch. And this Aussie interloper seems more hell-bent on destroying America from the inside than Vladimir Putin is on doing so from the outside. This is why I am so stupefied that everyone – from fellow CEOs to political leaders – still treat him like a respectable member of the American establishment.
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