A Critical Analysis: Reverse Reparations Perhaps?
Nick’s rant came at a price most of aren’t willing to pay.
Every aspect of his firing fiasco is both ironic and sad. The irony in the sense that his shown remorse came in cash as if he had something to atone for. In the form of a check that takes his BLACK money out of his BLACK family’s mouth, just to appease a caucasian who practices Judaism mind you; which could never be injured by his comments is ironic and is so egregious.
WHY is one of our BLACK princes so willing to offer up CASH Money because he stated some form of historical truth. As a Black youth, he’s was mentored and exposed by some of his ancestral-intellectual foremother and father belief systems. It is as natural for Black youth whose family is conscious to have this conversation with their children as Jewish families remind their youth of the Holocaust.
But to offer up money to a people who continue to fight your people tooth and nail about reparative atonement such as Reparations is lack of critical thinking!
What his quick check writing response and sensitive touring thus exposing himself to Jewish history is a complete breakdown in critical analysis.
It sends the message that “Be good Black people and don’t step on the toes of White/Caucasian/European systematic power by saying OUCH!” So if slavery isn’t enough, your right to complain about any of the aftermath attributes of of your American experience, though it may be historical fact or folklore, The right to complain about the human travesty is exclusive to Jewish people. Its actually a name for it (Anti-Semitism) created in 1879, German journalist Wilhelm Marr originated the term antisemitism, denoting the hatred of Jews, and also hatred of various liberal, cosmopolitan, and international political trends of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries often associated with Jews.
African Americans cannot be Anti-Semitic in that context. We did not nor continue to benefit from any violation of Jewish rights, but that’s another issue.
I never saw during the show where Nick is Hostile (what Anti-semitism is) toward anyone; two powerless (Black men) in a room with a mic, is freedom of speech. In other words, Jewish power fired him because Nick doesn’t have the right to state his truth as it he sees it on the clock aka (plantation), and when Nick’s reality did not portray a reality that didn’t fit his employer approval, WAM!
Anyone who speaks about or references actually what happened isn’t injuring Jewish people, no more of a Jewish person stating what happened to them on a German station. That is not injurious to German people. So, therefore, is being Anti-Semitic and actual violation that carries a fine that nobody knows about? That is not how the term worked as it was conceived.
To prove Nick’s point is magically is made by those who can’t take truth through via the 1st Amendment and the context of the comment directed at a group, not a person in the form of mere interpretation of an actual historical event.
Quoting historical facts or historical context like he was exposed to as a young man; then how does that become injurious and damaging. The firing act states to Black People…”Your history is one of enslavement, and if you complain about it, implicate a group of Jewish people you are not historically stating facts you’re causing noise pollution, disrupting the sleep of our reality; which is in the realm of a holy violation which will carry a FINE. So we are firing you for a civil wrong per se. Reminding Black people that atonement comes at a price $.
But, merely voicing our grievances of the 500-year horrific event’s after taste of what I call the greatest human travesty at the hands of another human in the history of planet earth, you’ll lose your position; the source of your income.
German’s take whatever they have coming, Jews should be bigger boys and girls and do the same!
AND of course, then, why does NICK take out his checkbook and give a people who will never need his money, BUT do want the source of his money; (sounds like double persecution to me,) do such a thing?
There is more critical thinking on this subject I could add but it would be going into the Rabbit Hole at that point.
So what can the black press do in the case of a Black person, fired due to SO-CALLED Ant-Semitism?
Don’t write headlines or in any way, state and make references to anyone who infers, writes or speaks about a group who contributed to the misery and terror of African descending people in any form or fashion as Anti-Semitism just because they say it is.
STOP THE DOUBLE AND TRIPLE PENALIZING of BLACK PEOPLE! Do not persecute your own people. And Black America if you want to voice your grievances, do it in the Third person!
~ Cheryl Morrow/Publisher
Fired Over Anti-Semitic Comments, Nick Cannon Wants ‘Wild ‘N Out’ Ownership
Nick Cannon — the actor, TV show host and musician — has been fired from his long-running comedy improv show Wild ‘N Out. It comes after he made anti-Semitic comments on his podcast and YouTube show, Cannon’s Class.
Wild ‘N Out’s parent company, ViacomCBS, released a statement saying, “We are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him.”
Cannon responded to the firing via a post on Facebook, saying, “I must apologize to my Jewish Brothers and Sisters for putting them in such a painful position, which was never my intention, but I know this whole situation has hurt many people and together we will make it right.”
Cannon added that he tried to reach out to ViacomCBS Chair Shari Redstone to apologize — an assertion that a ViacomCBS spokesperson called “absolutely untrue.”
Cannon also demanded full ownership of the Wild ‘N Out brand he helped create. “Based on trust and empty promises, my ownership was swindled away from me,” he wrote on Facebook. “For Viacom to be so deceptive is no surprise; they have been mistreating and robbing our community for years, underpaying talent on their biggest brands like Love & Hip Hop, all of BET programming and of course, Wild ‘N Out.”
The podcast episode in question features Cannon interviewing Richard Griffin, better known as Professor Griff, who was kicked out of the wildly popular rap group Public Enemy in 1989 after doing an interview in The Washington Times, where he reportedly claimed that Jews were responsible “for the majority of wickedness that goes on across the globe.”
Throughout the interview, Cannon engages in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, asking why “we give so much power to the ‘theys,’ and ‘theys’ turn into illuminati, the Zionists, the Rothschilds,” — referring to the wealthy Jewish family often used as a dog whistle for anti-Semitism.
Cannon’s firing is happening at the same time as other high-profile figures (in sports and music) have recently trafficked in similar anti-Semitic conspiracies — all summed up in a recent op-ed from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in The Hollywood Reporter:
These famous, outspoken people share the same scapegoat logic as all oppressive groups from Nazis to the KKK: all our troubles are because of bad-apple groups that worship wrong, have the wrong complexion, come from the wrong country, are the wrong gender or love the wrong gender. It’s so disheartening to see people from groups that have been violently marginalized do the same thing to others without realizing that perpetuating this kind of bad logic is what perpetuates racism.
Cannon is still the host of the Fox singing competition show, The Masked Singer.
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