Fox host Tom Shillue, discussing Rachel Dolezal, announced, “I’d go black if I could,” given how blacks are “fetishized” in our culture.
As you probably know by now, Dolezal is the white woman who pretended to be black and was president of a NAACP chapter. It was only a matter of time before someone on Fox used that as “proof” that African Americans are not only not discriminated against but are more privileged.
The Five show began a discussion about Dolezal with that suggestion. A clip was played of Dolezal’s mother saying, “She may have felt that she had some advantage in her activism by being portrayed as a black woman.”
Cohost Tom Shillue picked up the thread and ran with it.
SHILLUE: Our whole culture fetishizes race. I understand why this woman does this. I mean, this is our culture. In the movies, black people are always understanding, kind people, and the white, evil businessman. I mean, in history, kids in college, they learn that the white person is evil and the peaceable Indians, "Oh, they sat around the teepee." It's ridiculous. I mean, I'd go black if I could, you know, with this situation.
Shillue is the new host of Red Eye, taking over from the ever-unfunny Greg Gutfeld. He will probably fit right into Gutfeld’s shoes.
Watch it below, from the June 15 The Five, via Media Matters.
That’s weird — it was only ten or so days ago that Bowtie Carlson said even the CRITICISM of white privilege was racist (http://www.newshounds.us/20150605_tucker_carlson_says_criticism_of_white_privilege_is_racist) . . . and it was just yesterday that Kevin “we need a white republican in the White House” Jackson said conservatives “don’t think in terms of color” (http://www.newshounds.us/we_need_a_white_republican_jackson_now_says_conservatives_don_t_think_in_terms_of_color_061515)
They DO know that President Obama can only beat their asses twice, don’t they?
That must be why so many of the recent high-profile media cases featuring Blacks have involved DEAD Blacks (mostly men but I think a certain young half-naked Black girl in Texas probably thought she was going to be joining their number as well).