Yesha Callahan

Watch Franchesca Ramsey Tackle Media Double Standards in ‘White Terrorist Bingo’

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Comedian Franchesca Ramsey has a serious gift. While she’s absolutely hilarious, Ramsey uses her platform to educate viewers about not-so-funny topics like racism and sexism. So far, Ramsey has tackled everything from the gender pay gap and the problematic nature of saying, “All lives matter,” to why fetishizing mixed babies is straight up wrong. Now, Ramsey is taking on media double standards.

Last month, a day after Thanksgiving, a gunman killed three people and injured several others at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. Despite the location of the attack and the anti-choice rhetoric that’s been happening in America, the media were slow to label the shooter as a terrorist, and many of the articles described Robert Dear as “quiet” and “gentle.”

Hearing this, Ramsey decided to bring “White Terrorist Bingo”–a meme that’s been passed around social media–to life to show just how differently white mass killers are treated in the media.

Take a look.

  1. December 4, 2015 - Reply

    Franchesca Ramsey spoke the truth on this issue. When white terrorism exists in America, the mainstream media readily assigns mental illness, to the white terrorists and even call these murderers “gentle” when these terrorists are the opposite of gentle. To slander even the victims of police terrorism (which has been done by racists, reactionaries, etc.) is beyond the pale and it shows how some people abhor the dignity of black human lives. Ramsey used a lot of wit in order for her to bring home her accurate points (like about how lumping all Muslims in the terrorist frame is wrong and how we should expose the system of white supremacy as totally abhorrent). Also, I always like how she gave plenty of examples of black people fighting intraracial violence in our communities. Comedians like her are very important, because regardless of our gifts in the world, we all have a role to play in defending honor, promoting justice for black people, and loving our communities.

  2. December 5, 2015 - Reply

    She is great!

  3. December 6, 2015 - Reply

    That was excellent

  4. December 13, 2015 - Reply

    I loved this! I didn’t know about the interruptors and black on black crime rallies. I mean I always knew we were doing something about it but now I know.

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