I think racism is alive and well in America and if you are a reader of my blog then that statement is of no surprise to you.
I also believe that these days it’s not always so easy to spot racism which brings me to today’s post on MC Karl Rove.
Last week, Bush strategist Karl Rove appeared before the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner as “MC Rove” along with “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” comedians Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie, and NBC’s David Gregory and Ken Strickland.
Racist or not racist?
“He’s a man. He’s a treasure-trove. Ah, tell me what is your name?”
“I’m MC Rove!”
“That’s right. He can’t be beat, because he’s so white from his head to his feet.”
I don’t know about you, but the line “He can’t be beat, because he’s so white from his head to his feet,” left a sour taste in my mouth.
Like I said in the beginning, racism isn’t always as overt these days.
And I don’t think that Black people own rap, although it’s quite obvious it’s a talent that we were blessed with and made into a commercial entity that has swept across the world.
While Rove has every right to rap, I guess I am a little puzzled at why he’d choose to do so especially given the fact that it’s not people his age and race that are huge fans of rap, but rather people his grandchildren’s age.
Either way it goes, MC Rove like Shirley Q. Liquor are questionable acts in my estimation. While Rove’s rap debut wasn’t as blatantly racist as Charles Knipp’s Shirley Q. Liquor, it’s enough to leave a bad taste in the mouths of African-Americans from coast to coast, including this one.