I'm going to make some people mad, I know I am. Too bad and if you don't like it there's the door.
a black woman, I have an issue with black radio. About a month ago, I
was in my car listening to one of the syndicated, drive time radio
shows. The day before a white woman had called in to complain that the
show was basically racially charged. Everything she heard was 'White
people this' and 'White people that' which I agreed with and she
compared him to the last radio show which did the exact same thing. The
host got flippant with her and since it was a replay from the day before
I'm not sure where the conversation went after that.
next day I had a discussion with my mother about it and she shared my
viewpoint since it's something she deals with everyday. As much as she
loves the Tom Joyner Morning Show or the Steve Harvey Morning Show, she
can't listen to it in her office. She works with two white women and who
wants an awkward situation when one of the radio hosts launches into a
white people tirade or joke? The office radio is set to a pop channel, a
predominantly white channel by the way, with no fear of a racially
charged topic or someone feeling uncomfortable. The only side effect is
that my mother knows more pop songs than what I'm used to.
a people we want people to open the door and accept us, yet we put our
own dividers up. Now we have our situations from time to time where we
have to get organized and involved, I know that, but it's not every
single day.I even like the little known Black facts segment on the Tom
Joyner show but the jokes concerning other races really have to go. If a
white radio station ranted about black people the way we talk about
them, we'd be outside the building picketing with our pitchforks and
torches with Al Sharpton and the Rainbow Coalition being flown in. So
why do we feel we have the right to do that to other races?
you want people to change, you have to start with yourself. If we're
not willing to take change seriously, why would any one else?