After Oscars, Hashtags Ask: Does One Minority Group Have to Fight for Another?
By KAREN WORKMAN MARCH 2, 2016
No sooner had the curtains closed on the 88th Academy Awards, which was punctuated by Chris Rock’s scathing but broadly praised opening monologue on racism in Hollywood, than a new battle had reached a fever pitch on social media. And it had its own hashtag: #notyourmule.
Some viewers took issue with what they saw as the narrow focus of Mr. Rock’s opening monologue, which skewered racism in Hollywood but, they said, ignored the concerns of Asian, Latino and other minority artists. Others slammed the comedian’s bit involving Asian children posing as accountants as reinforcing negative stereotypes.
Its use on social media can be traced back to an episode in 2014, when the Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton posted on Twitter that “Inside every gay man is a fierce black woman!” Critics lashed out, calling the remark derogatory and a racial appropriation, even as he tried to defend it as a compliment to black women.
The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite — which was started last year but surged in popularity after the all-white list of acting nominees was announced — was also dragged into the fray. Its creator, April Reign, became a target, with some accusing her campaign of also not being inclusive of other minorities besides African-Americans
Like I’ve been saying, the KKKrazy Glue that holds together the Coalition of the Fringes is a constant effort to gin up reasons, such as hate crime hoaxes, to hate Core Americans.
But, what’s the chance that this could spill over into anti-Semitism? To immigrant students at, say, UCLA, newly arrived from Boratstan, American Jews must look an awful lot like the Core Americans they are encouraged to hate.
Of course, the more perceptive Jews must be breathing a sigh of relief that they got through the #OscarsSoWhite thing with 99.99% of the hatred focused upon whites in general, with virtually nobody noticing that denunciations of Hollywood are, in effect, denunciations of Jews. Spike Lee and Marlon Brando were punished for publicly mentioning the Jewish role in Hollywood and the media a quarter of a century ago, Gregg Easterbrook and Rick Sanchez in this century, and since then practically everybody seems to have learned their lessons not to notice and to just denounce whites.
American Jews would be prudent to be concerned about the growing anti-Israel BDS movement on college campuses, which is typically a favorite cause among exotic immigrant students who might never have heard of what happened to Spike Lee and Marlon Brando. It’s a big deal at places like UCLA because student politics is divided up into a pro-Israel alliance funded by pugnacious Israeli millionaires and an anti-Israel side among lot of foreign and immigrant students from Muslim or other Afro-Eurasian countries, along with some Europeans.
So far, the big American domestic minorities like blacks, Mexicans, and Chinese don’t pay much attention to BDS. But it could eventually spill over into or even merge with the current domestic white-bashing represented by #OscarsSoWhite and #JournalistsSoWhite. A nightmare scenario for American Jews is domestic blacks, Latinos, and Asians eventually learning from BDS to denounce as discrimination the very high Jewish proportions found in most of the really good jobs in America.
So, American Jews, maybe it’s time to consider a little more prudence on immigration and a little less enthusiasm for white-bashing, before the BLMs and SJWs pick up an anti-Semitic edge from the BDSs? White American gentiles are just about the best friends Jews ever had, so how about using your influence in the media to tone down the current white-bashing before it evolves into Jew-bashing?