Another example of “The Hard Hitting Truth!”
Following Sunday’s Golden Globe Award Ceremony, the internet rejoiced in Oscar Award Winning Actress Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech. In her speech, Streep formally distances herself from President Elect Donald Trump and his lack of empathy. She alluded to his very public request for President Obama’s birth certificate and referenced his mocking of a disabled reporter—citing these behaviors as misused privilege. Streep’s tirade seems a proper use of platform, yet suggests that white supremacy is something only Trump suffers from and not an all encompassing problem that plagues every aspect of American life.
Perhaps the most misleading component of Meryl Streep’s speech was the implication that Hollywood is any less racist than Donald Trump. It was individuals much like Donald Trump who started Hollywood and cast the first black roles to white men with painted faces. It was Hollywood who launched and popularized films like the original Birth of A Nation—caricaturing…
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