About racism. At least according to Bill O’Reilly (and to be fair, eliminating prejudice entirely is probably unlikely). I heard him say that on hour 2 of the O’Reilly Factor Radio show. This was actually a lead up to his statements that blacks, surprisingly, run a restaurant exactly like us white people.
Yeah, I can see where Bill thinks he was paying a compliment. But he states that HE could not get over this fact. It was not like he was complaining about other white people’s prejudice. He specifically addressed how amazed he was. He tries to show how he is not prejudiced explaining how he used to try and help his grandma get over her dislike of black people. And he goes the extra mile to praise Motown, Denzel Washington and Willie Mays. He criticizes white companies for focusing heavily on negative black stereotypes as a way to make money. He still expressed amazement that black people are running a restaurant like whitey does. And newsflash, black men and women do not sit in restaurants cursing and screaming for their food with any more regularity than any other groups of human beings. (I say “any more regularity” because I have seen people of all races behave poorly in restaurants) Thank GOD O’Reilly was there to point that out. And he still seemed a little shocked. Although the funniest admission to me is that O’Reilly claims to have been a Will Smith fan all the way back to Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
It is interesting that Al Sharpton is being so careful on this one…I mean, he got Imus ousted pretty fast (though, I supposed, O’Reilly did not us racially derogatory language like ‘hos’).
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