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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Liam Neeson Is in Hot Water, As He Should Be

By now everyone has seen the posts or heard the news regarding Liam Neeson's very racist statement, if not just Google his name.  I am trying to understand why he is even trying to justify his statement, there is absolutely no justification for it.  The person who conducted the interview in which he made this statement, actively tried to put some psychology behind it to justify him feeling that way.  Are you kidding me, he actively went looking to kill any random black person because his friend was allegedly raped by a black man (I say allegedly because no other information corroborating the event was given).  After the statement came out he tries to say he was not being racist, if that's not racism, wanting to harm or kill a person because of the color of their skin...  Seriously are we even questioning this, really...  I know many black people who have been viciously attacked by a white person and never not once have I ever heard any one of them say "I want to walk around and kill random white people."  If I ever hear them say anything close to this I will definitely let them know they are being racist and they need to seek some professional help.  There are bad people in the human race, every bad person in the world is not a black person.  Why would you randomly go out and kill innocent black people because your friend was allegedly raped by a black man.  All of you out there trying to provide justification for Liam Neeson, you all are worse than he is.  No more Liam Neeson movies for me, and that's all I'm going to say about that. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Is The Attack On Jussie Smollett Just A Small Part Of What Is Going Wrong In America

It's been awhile but I thought this was important enough to post about.  Jussie Smollett was brutally attached in the early morning hours on January 29, 2019 in what is being called a hate crime.  You can google the story to get updated details and more information on Mr. Smollett.  It's sad to say that this type of thing happens all the time to lesser known people and it's never shared this widely.  We are in 2019 and people are still so consumed by hate that they take time out of their lives to not only insult people for being different but to also assault them.  We here at Nina Monroe can't quite decide if racism and discrimination is getting worse or is it just more visible because of social media.  

Whatever the case may be, it is disheartening that in this land at this time people are not free to be who they are.  The bullying, the bashing, the killings, all for being who you were born to be, it has to stop.  In this climate during this administration, it certainly feels like certain people think it is okay to insult and assault others because they are different.  Are the American people just falling in line with the beliefs and actions of leadership, or is it just the same old same old with more visibility??  Whatever the case, we hope the perpetrators of the attack on Mr. Smollett are brought to justice.  This insane violence in America that has been so rampant has to come to an end.  How do we fix it, protesting is not enough.  Serious changes in law need to be made, and that goes for any crime to any person for no other reason than that person was being who they were born to be.  We pray for a speedy recovery for Jussie Smollett.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sharp Objects, HBO Series vs. Book


So I finally finished the Sharp Objects series on HBO, I made it a point to finish the book before I watched the series.  I have to applaud HBO because the series stays true to the book, well almost.  The series was a little drawn out but that is understandable because it takes a lot to stretch a book that could be a 2 hour movie into an 8 episode series.  I will say although the series was a little dry and drawn out, for some reason it did keep my attention.  My only disappointment was the ending, the book spelled out the ending a little more than the series did.  But...maybe there will indeed be a season 2.  Maybe that is why they left the ending in the series up to interpretation, or maybe it is what it is, a cheated ending.  I mean, as long as that series was, HBO definitely had plenty of time to make sure the ending was more defined and I am curious to know why they didn't.  Overall the book was definitely better than the series, however the series was good as well and if you are not a book reader, the series is good for those who enjoy good suspense!  We give the series a 3.5 and the book a 4 out of 5.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Why The Cartoon of Serena Williams is Racist

I wanted to stay out of this because it is hard not to feel passionate about how our people have been treated for hundreds of years.  It is crazy to think that the Herald Sun would minimize (in this day and age) the backlash that was received from Mark Knight's depiction of Serena Williams during the US Open final.  Mr. Knight defended himself against backlash claiming the depiction was not racist, he stated it had nothing to do with race and everything to do with the so called tantrum (it's called passion when white male tennis players behave this way) that Serena threw.  The Herald Sun went on to minimize the entire thing as the world being too PC (politically correct).

This is what it really is, it wasn't just a cartoon it was a minstrel cartoon.  If you are not black and or an educated compassionate human being you don't care what a minstrel cartoon depiction disguised as satire really is.  Mark Knight and the Herald Sun don't care about how those minstrel depictions affected Black Americans.  Either they are not educated about the minstrel shows that dehumanized and degraded Black Americans or they just don't care.  At some point you care or you don't, if you don't care you might be a racist.  You might think you can do that to a Black Woman, a Black American Athlete because you think less of her.  No matter her accomplishments you can depict her this way because either, you don't care or your ignorant to what the depiction really is.  It was a minstrel cartoon dug up from the grave to oppress Serena Williams and make her feel bad about herself.  Plain and simple and the fact that Mark Knight and the Herald Sun is defending this minstrel depiction makes them what...  The fact that Americans and educated people around the world are disgusted by this depiction makes us what...

Stop using the excuse of the world is too PC, everyone is too sensitive.  That's not an excuse for blatant racism.  Mark Knight knew what he was doing, the Herald Sun knew what they were doing.  It is just another form of oppression that Black Americans have suffered for hundreds of years and continue to suffer.  We here at Nina Monroe are by no means saying that Mark Knight should not have drawn a cartoon depicting Serena Williams' so called tantrum, a tasteful cartoon could have been quite funny to some.  But that cartoon was drawn to do exactly what it did, it was up and down minstrel and Mark Knight and the Herald Sun would be wise to become educated on the difference.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Oprah 2020, Really?

Oprah gave a wonderful speech at the Golden Globes when she accepted her Cecil B. DeMille award.  Did any of us doubt that she would give a great speech, I mean that is what she does.  Surely none of us were surprised, were we.....  What perplexes me is out cry for Oprah 2020.  Listen I will not take anything away from Ms. Oprah Winfrey, she's paid her dues and deserves her respect.  However, why are we so enthralled with the thought of a celebrity holding office in this day and age.  Have we not learned a valuable lesson, do we not realize that you cannot put a person in that position of power and that person have zero experience or skill set for that particular position.  It requires more education, qualifications, skills, and knowledge to hold entry level positions in this great nation but you can be the President of these United States and not know how to spell (that is not directed at Ms. Winfrey, clearly).  You can be a complete idiot and basically to run for president, you only need be 35 years of age, a natural born U.S. citizen and have 14 years of residency and few other minimal requirements......  We really need to tighten this up, not anyone should be able to run for president.  You need to have qualifications, some experience in politics, a mental health evaluation, and be educated, to what degree, we can discuss those particulars later.  We are so submersed in fame and celebrity in America that we can't see the light for the darkness.  Let's focus more on getting America to the top in education, economics, and overall health and less on getting a person in office because we like what he/she has to say.  'Oh such and such made a great speech, had some great points on how to fix America, lets vote for him/her even if he/she has absolutely zero qualifications.'  This is the mindset and it is scary.  

Listen, this is in no way directed at Oprah Winfrey this is directed at people who think it's cool to want to vote someone into office or support someone's run for presidency just because you like what they say.  My first job ever was at McDonald's, I went in there crushed the interview, the manager liked everything I had to say but she went a step further before hiring me and asked, "how are your customer service skills and have you ever operated a cash register?"  Point being, you need some specific qualifications and experience for most jobs you apply for.  Why would you not need those things to become president.  The President of the United States, that should be the hardest job to qualify for and get.  The hardest, it should be so stringent to get that job only a person with years of education, knowledge, skills and a clear record of sound mental health and moral integrity would even want to apply.

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