• Oh come on, Roseanne is a character just like Archie Bunker, the writers have liberal educational motives in presenting what they do, no different really than Moliere back in his day in France. She's a character meant to make people think about the type of people she serves as a stereotype for...

    • I saw nothing educational on a serious level.

      Edit to add:

      The fictional Muslim couple was not the problem. Roseanne was the problem.

    •  I think the Arab couple DID call her out in a way that was meant to make her feel ashamed, and I think the complaint that they "knew their place" is rather bizarre.  They were not being at all deferential or submissive.

    • Here is the message of the episode. Roseanne suspects her neighbors of building a bomb:

      Shortly thereafter it’s revealed that the Conner family is broke and can’t pay their internet bill. This is painted as a tragedy mostly because Roseanne’s Black granddaughter needs to...

    • You make the assumption that King feels that minorities have the responsibility to educate whites rather than whites educating themselves. That again is based in white supremacy. King felt that many whites felt too superior to put in any effort.

      “Whites, it must frankly be...

    •  The citation from King doesn't really support your position, because King was saying it is good to educate people out of their prejudices, and you are saying it isn't. The fact is, if we decide we won't do anything to educate people, there will be more ignorance and prejudice. The point of the...

    • Indeed, thanks.

    • The pro-gun politicians are protected too by armed guards. 

      If gun loving Americans have proved anything, it's that more and more guns in more and more places held by more and more people doesn't reduce gun violence, it increases it.  

      The Kristof article had data that showed...

    • It is the bigots responsibility to change. Requiring minority groups to educate bigots is insane. What responsibility do LGBTQ people have to educate homophobes? What good deeds must be done? The idea that bigots have to be given something in order to change defies logic.

    • Erik Prince's turn in crosshairs (tired of "in the barrel" - don't see anyone buy Cohen getting churned near enough, and that's cuz Avenatti's roughing him up.)

      Non paywall version: https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/...

    • There was an armed officer in Parkland. He was useless.

      In the aftermath of Parkland, one teacher who wanted to volunteer to be an armed teacher left his gun in a public bathroom. A homeless man found and fired the gun.

      Many ethnic minority parents do not trust that police...

    • Roseanne had a negative image of Muslims. It is her obligation to correct her thought process. She has to educate herself. On a daily basis, we see white people calling police when black people are doing nothing but existing. Blacks have enough on their plate not to have to waste time educating...

    • Some of the most ardent anti-gun politicians are protected at taxpayer expenses by armed body guards.  It’s not just politicians that have arm guards, but movie stars, banks, museums, airports, even our national parks.

      But...

      by Carl Burton (not verified) 5 days 13 hours ago in Gun Massacres: Why the Republican Party Doesn...
    • We almost always learn whether people are "good" or "bad" through their actions. Roseanne had racist preconceptions about Arabs, and the actions of the Arab family showed that they didn't fit the stereotype. She wasn't going to learn better if the Arab couple had been mean, hostile, and...

    • Chief of police, city of Houston, Art Acevedo:

      Art Acevedo, wrote that he had “shed tears of sadness, pain and anger” after the...

    • In order for the Muslims to be seen as worthy, they had to do something that benefited Roseanne. The Muslim family was kind. The problem with ignored their kindness was Roseanne’s issue. Many television viewers have empathy for the fictional Muslim family and are astonished that Roseanne gets a...

    • In the name of sticking up for Arabs, you and Ruffin object to Arabs being depicted as kind and decent. That is a strange, reverse morality.  Perhaps you would rather see them depicted as hard, militant, and devoid of generosity, to prove that they aren't uncle toms. But that isn't going to...

    • That Nunes is trying to cover his own hind parts does make more sense of his actions than merely carrying water for Trump. Occam's razor and all.
      So far, his frantic efforts only seem to make things worse for him.

      by moat 5 days 19 hours ago in Did UAE & Saudis help swing election?
    • That's what Susan Rice unmasking about??

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