Monday, July 13, 2009

#45. Local Nightly Newscasts

Black people love television. They love television so much that 48 percent of Black children watch four hours of TV a day or more - almost double the national average.

Black people love television so much, they pioneered a station that broadcasts programs geared just for their consumption, Black Entertainment Television. However, there is one program that Black people find difficult to watch and it is on three or four channels in every city, yet germane only to that particular city: the FOX, NBC, CBS and ABC Nightly Newscasts.

Baltimore, New Orleans, Washington DC, Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis, Knoxville, Miami, New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Dallas, Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis and countless other major cities in the United States all have nightly news broadcasts that beam to the local residents the news of the day.

And those local residents of the cities listed, and those not, get a glimpse into a world that is normally blocked from their eyes: the real Black America. And for Black people, this is an untenable sin for the only image of Black people that they want non-Black people to form of them comes from ESPN, The Cosby Show and Barack Obama.

The idea that major cities, which have majority Black populations in most of them, are not beacons of tranquility and safety for all people is something Black people can't stomach:

"The annual "City Crime Rankings" report, which lists the top 10 most dangerous and the top 10 safest cities in America, makes interesting reading, according to cynics. According to the rankings, which are based on a number of factors, including crime rates aggregated out to population size, the top ten most dangerous cities all have a non-white component of between 60 and 90%. They are Camden, New Jersey, Detroit, Michigan, St. Louis, Missouri, Flint, Michigan, Richmond, Virginia, Baltimore, Maryland, Atlanta, Georgia, New Orleans, Louisiana, Gary, Indiana, and Birmingham, Alabama.

On the other hand, the top 10 most safest cities in America all have a white percentage of between 66 and 88%. They are Newton, Massachusetts, Clarkson, New York, Amherst, New York, Mission Viejo, California, Brick Township, New Jersey, Troy, Michigan, Thousand Oaks, California, Round Rock, Texas, Lake Forest, California, and Cary, North Carolina."

Nightly newscasts paint a horrifying picture of the chaos and disorder of life in a majority-Black city and the utter depravity and corruption that individuals living in those cities daily live through.

Black people are embarrassed by this broadcasted behavior and try and ignore it. White people watch the news and move away from it,the hope being that it won't follow. Those souls practicing gentrification in Black areas, find they they might be part of the broadcasts themselves and made an integral part of the story.

The Nightly Newscasts of every major city shatter the illusions held by well-meaning people and Black people know this and hope they will all stop broadcasting soon.

Black people are very rarely depicted as bad people in movies - only Blond men are the antagonists - and to see fiction replaced with reality daily on the Nightly Newscasts is just too much for Black people:
"In the first 24 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent there's only one black murderer, and she is a corrupt police officer. Make of that what you will…"
Televisions shows and reruns of The Cosby Show is all Black people want white people to view on TV, so they can see the fictitious world that Hollywood has created for them. The reality of the world is just to much for Black people to bare and the Nightly Newscasts only further negative stereotypes that white people may have of them.

Black people truly wish that only white people and Black people would watch ESPN - the 24-hour all sports channel that fawns greatly on Black athletes - and turn off forever the Nightly Newscasts in their hometown - which constantly broadcasts Black failure.

Stuff Black People Don't Like includes the Nightly Newscasts for every major city in the United States, for Black people worry that those watching might one day decide to take the red pill, and consequently turn off ESPN forever.


Winston Smith said...

"Black people are very rarely depicted as bad people in movies. . ."

And also in advertising. For example, the Brinks Home Security commercials on television show the home invaders as White men ONLY. Of course, we know what would happen if Brinks told the truth and cast Negro men as the home invaders. That would be racist. It would be accurate, but it would be racist.

Ta-da! said...

haahahah SO TRUE. TV tries so hard not to be racist, but they fail.

I think they still feel bad about the way blacks were treated earlier in this century, so they try to make Whitey look bad. For shame!

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Anonymous said...

As a Very White Person living in one of the cities you mentioned I can honestly say if all the TV shows AND the news had black killers on it I think my brain would explode... and take the rest of the city with it... which might not be a bad thing. Sure I'd be dead, but as Spock said the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.