Roseanne racist remark seen in context of tone set by Trump


“As Starbucks shuts down its stores for racial sensitivity training, overt racism by Roseanne Barr overtook the day’s headlines, leading many to look at the tone of racism and incivility set by Donald Trump,” as MSNBC is reporting. “Chris Hayes and Joy Reid talk with Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barrack Obama, Reverend Al Sharpton, and Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.”

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3 thoughts on “Roseanne racist remark seen in context of tone set by Trump”

  1. ABC hired a racist. No surprise for them when 4 years ago Barr tweeted racist things about Susan Rice- “Ape with balls”. Now they act surprised at what they did. Bull—– it was ratings, profit, market share, they just got caught with their racism in a wringer. .

  2. ABC is owned by Disney. The stereotyping of women as subservient to men, especially in their feature length animations, has a long history. Ole Mickey ain’t no liberal by any stretch of the imagination. They are a dollars first company.

  3. Nature v. Nurture? Was “Bill Tozer” born an idiot, or did it come from his constant interactions with the clowns on George Rebane’s blog. Either way, I find it troubling that my name gets thrown around even when I do not participate in the discussion and am miles away. I live rent free inside their heads. lol. Dr. Phil would have a field day over there.

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