It was all jokes when cast members Kenan Thompson was dressing up as a “black woman“. When dude made a statement when he blamed Saturday Night Live’s lack of diversity on Black comediennes not being “ready” during auditions. Uh huh….you go Kenan. No black women are among the 16 repertory or featured players currently on the show. While Eddie Murphy, Garrett Morris, Chris Rock, Tim Meadows, Tracy Morgan and current cast members Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah have been major “SNL” players, the 137 people who have been cast members since the show started on NBC in 1975 include four black women.
Fastforward…can we say PR nightmare for SNL? HA! Yeah SNL why aren’t there any black women on the show? While were at it, why don’t we ask all these so call big corporations, organizations and non profits where are all the black women since they practicing diversity n all? Corporate America where are the black women?
Screech, pause….um surf the corporate websites and take a glance at those cute corporate profile pictures. How many black women do you see in the picture? Screw all that talk bout black people are losers and seeking a hand out. Not true at all! Most black folks I know want a chance to use their credentials, skills and talents. A effin opportunity in the pool of skilled and unskilled workers in our society. That is it. Ain’t nobody ever gave a black person shit. Most black folks I know had to put in more time n effort to do the same job as their non black counterparts. How is that for real talk. The racial disparity around the globe is real and anyone that tells you otherwise lives their life in a bubble and a goddamn cave….namely the good ole boys club and insider circle. If I am not a angry black woman. I should be considering the backlash and bullshit black women put up with from their own ethnic groups, celebrity knee jerks, media and assholes out of touch in in this godforsaken world! UMPH!
Back in the day. One of my brothers use to tell me when we use to kiki n giggle at real shit that is now occurring during the 21st century. That’s what simple minded teenagers and young adults do….laugh at purported stupid shit until dat shit gets real! Eric use to say, I don’t know why you’re laughing Dee there is a lot of serious in a joke. Believe that bantering opinionated rant.
While some folks may narrow this down to be a SNL problem. No it is not….it is a worldwide corporate issue. Shit is no longer funny. Quite frankly I find it disturbing considering black women support a lot of these assholes. I wonder who will be laughing when they feel the purchasing power of those black women that take their bucks and buying power elsewhere? It’s all business…right?
By the way the next person that tells me it is not about race. Imma curse you out n give you a history lesson all in one breath. Dumbing down is not cute nor the business. I don’t give a shit what your race is either.
With a current buying power of $1 trillion that is forecasted to reach $1.3 trillion dollars by the year 2017, the importance of connecting with African-American consumers is more important than ever. Importantly, these consumers are distinct from other consumer groups, and understanding this group is critical to making lasting connections.
Currently 43 million strong, African-American consumers have unique behaviors from the total market. For example, they’re more aggressive consumers of media and they shop more frequently. Blacks watch more television (37%), make more shopping trips (eight), purchase more ethnic beauty and grooming products (nine times more), read more financial magazines (28%) and spend more than twice the time at personal hosted websites than any other group.