Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Donald Glover's ego crowds out everyone (Ty, Betty, Ann, Cedric, Isaiah and Marcia)

Donald Glover made a name for himself on the sitcom COMMUNITY.  At Sunday's Emmy broadcast, he won for best actor and best director for his work on ATLANTA.

We are happy for him.

We don't think it changes the world, but we are happy he got recognized.

We're less happy with what he shared in an acceptance speech, that he wanted to thank President Donald Trump "for making Black people number one on the most oppressed list."

As African-Americans, we're bothered by a number of things.

First off, the applause from a mixed race crowd to the notion that Black people are "the most oppressed."

How is that something to applaud?

More to the point, the Black Lives Matter movement came up when Barack Obama was president.  High profile killings of African-Americans and police walking repeatedly.

Maybe Donald owes Barack a thank you?

And even more to the point, how self-obsessed is Donald Glover?

If you ask us, the most oppressed under a Trump administration would either be immigrants or the transgender community.

It takes a lot of gall to make the claim Donald Glover did.

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