Last night my phone and text messages were ringing off the hook, everyone was telling me to watch CNN’s, “Black in America”. Needless to say, I could only stomach about 20 minutes of the program. I understand what CNN was trying to attempt to accomplish, but it failed miserably. Where they attempted to have a ground breaking series, all it did was give CNN a much needed ratings boost.
This show was definitely for the ‘non-black’ population. It didn’t even tie in the fact that for centuries there has always been white priviledge in our society. GASP. Who would have thunk it? It did nothing to hold white people accountable for the issues that black people face today. From the slave trade (how could anyone forget that), to the crack epidemic of the 80’s. Yes black people should be held accountable for their own actions, but there is always a cause/effect to every issue.
Needless to say, I’m glad I only wasted 20 minutes of my evening watching it. Besides, I’m “Black in America” 24/7.
For those who watched the show, feel free to share your opinion.