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‘Colorism’?

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Jones as King Lear: got a problem with that?

In 1973 James Earl Jones played the title role in King Lear in the New York Shakespeare Festival. Lear, a pre-Roman British king and the central figure in Shakespeare’s tragedy, was white. James Earl Jones is black. To which the world very rightly said, “So what!” There must have been someone saying he shouldn’t play the role because he’s not the right color, but whoever it was, didn’t get much traction.

Now Will Smith, who is black, has been cast to play the father of Venus and Serena Williams, Richard Williams, who is also black. This has made some blacker people complain about black people who aren’t black enough (http://conservativefighters.com/news/critics-say-will-smith-isnt-black-enough-to-play-black-man-in-upcoming-williams-sisters-film/). If that makes sense to you, there’s a Democrat nomination with your name on it.

So now we’ve got a bunch of left-wing pipsqueaks that I never heard of, because I have better things to do than pay attention to them, yowling about “colorism.” That is a word I never heard until this morning. Something new to complain about! You can’t beat leftids for inventing new things to complain about. They don’t think Will Smith is black enough to play Mr. Williams. We are warned there’s gonna be “a social justice backlash.”

If this kind of racial nitpicking isn’t racism, then what is it–pure and idle brainlessness?

The Colorado “Civil Rights” Commission aren’t the only ones trying to dictate the content of works of art.

They must be utterly defeated. All of them.


Memory Lane: ‘Lamp Unto My Feet’ TV Show

Lamp Unto My Feet

It’s almost impossible to imagine this on network television nowadays: Lamp Unto My Feet, an hour-long religious anthology show that aired on Sunday mornings from 1948 to 1979. But we are living in a time of cultural disaster.

Now I have to admit I never saw this show. We went to church or Sunday school on Sunday mornings, and didn’t watch TV. And from the descriptions I’ve read, maybe it was just a tad too interfaith, too world-friendly for me. If they brought it back today, it would be recast as a multicultural parody of itself.

But the whole idea, by today’s debauched standards, is radical. I mean, you turn on your TV and there’s a great actor like James Earl Jones playing in a drama intended to edify a Christian or Jewish audience! If you had that today, Organized Atheism would howl its lungs out and some Christ-hating judge would shut you down.

Too bad we can only imagine it.


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