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“Sometimes that shark looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark is he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn’t even seem to be livin’… ’til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then… ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin’. The ocean turns red, and despite all your poundin’ and your hollerin’ those sharks come in and… they rip you to pieces.”

I’ll never forget the first time I saw Jaws, and this monologue is what I recall the most. Nothing else. This scene told the story of the horror sharks create, and how surviving an attack from being eaten alive would completely psychologically change a person.

Perhaps John Milius, who wrote the dialogue in this scene, inadvertently documented exactly what the Woke represent in 2022 America. Maybe that’s the best word for these anti-white Communists.

Woke.

Enough people automatically know this word denotes evil now.

The Woke have lifeless eyes, and they take pride in trying to destroy anything that brings joy to people’s lives. Even Shark Week is now a target for demolition, because too many white people have a hand in its popularity. [‘Shark Week’ lacks diversity, overrepresents men named Mike, scientists say: Researchers say Discovery’s programming overwhelmingly featured White men as experts while emphasizing negative messages about sharks, Washington Post, December 6, 2022]:

Lisa Whitenack loved sharks as a kid. She spent rainy days leafing through a guide to sharks in Reader’s Digest. Every summer, she would watch “Shark Week,” Discovery’s annual TV event that spotlights the ocean predator with seven days of dedicated programming.

But when the scientists appeared on her TV screen, she rarely saw any women she could look up to.

“Why would I know I could do that?” Whitenack said. “I don’t come from a family of scientists. I didn’t see very many people that looked like me on television.”

Whitenack, now a biology professor at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., found her way into shark research anyway. When the pandemic lockdowns came in 2020, she saw an opportunity to study the source of her old misconceptions. Was “Shark Week” feeding audiences the wrong messages about sharks — and who studies them?

Whitenack led a team of researchers to examine hundreds of “Shark Week” episodes that aired between 1988 and 2020. In a study published last month by the Public Library of Science, their research claims that Discovery’s programming emphasized negative messages about sharks, lacked useful messaging about shark conservation and overwhelmingly featured White men as experts — including several with the same name.

The programming featured more White experts and commentators named “Mike” than women, said David Shiffman, a conservationist at Arizona State University who was a co-author of the study.

“When there are hundreds of people of color interested who work in this field, [and] when my field is more than half women, maybe it’s not an accident anymore that they’re only featuring White men,” Shiffman said.

Discovery did not respond to a request for comment on the study’s findings. The company told NBC Boston that it wouldn’t comment on a study “that has yet to pass any scientific approvals” after a preliminary version was presented 2021. It has since undergone a scientific review, Whitenack said.

“Shark Week,” a 34-year tradition and consistent ratings draw for Discovery, has faced criticism in the past. Scientists and TV critics blasted the event in 2020 for announcing a roster of TV specials that featured six White men out of eight named experts.

Whitenack’s study found that the trend persisted throughout almost all of the television event’s history. Over 90 percent of the 229 experts featured in 201 “Shark Week” episodes were White, the study found, and about 78 percent were men.

Carlee Bohannon, a marine biologist and co-founder of Minorities in Shark Sciences, praised the study for putting numbers to her and her colleagues’ long-standing concerns about diversity in both the media and shark science. When Bohannon founded her organization with three other Black scientists in 2020, it was the first time any of them had met other Black women in their field.

“We all grew up seeing one type of person on TV,” Bohannon said. “‘Shark Week’ was really the biggest thing, and it was always filled with White men.”

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According to a separate diversity study co-written by Shiffman, more than half of the members of the American Elasmobranch Society, an academic group supporting the study of sharks and other fish, are women, but over 70 percent of the group’s leadership positions have been held by men. Women in marine sciences can also face a misogynistic culture, marine biologist Catherine Macdonald wrote in Scientific American in 2020.

“‘Shark Week’ further concentrates power (in the form of publicity and media attention) in the hands of white male ‘featured scientists,’ exacerbating academic power imbalances,” Macdonald wrote.

In the latest study, Whitenack and the other researchers also found that more “Shark Week” episodes included stories of attacks and other fearmongering messaging than positive language describing sharks as “awe-inspiring” or ecologically important, which the study called a missed opportunity.

When Shark Week is now attacked as racist, do you realize why it’s pointless to even get in the water populated by the Woke? There is no reasoning with a shark that senses blood in the water; there is no way to reason with the Woke, who sense any form of whiteness as objectively bad and in need of removing from polite society.

Our job is to survive the Woke. That’s it. If we do, there will never be a need to fear the water again.

 
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  1. Our job is to survive the Woke. That’s it. If we do, there will never be a need to fear the water again.

    I surely hope so. They’ve worn me down a lot.

  2. usNthem says:

    I swear to God, nothing matters anymore – in science, industry, academia, literally anything – other than eliminating White men and elevating jigs and babes, regardless of merit or outcome. Discovery, exploration – the proverbial reaching for the stars – go F yourself. It’s now just a clown world joke. It’ll all have to crash and burn so the Phoenix can hopefully rise from the ashes…

    • Replies: @Dani
    , @Joe Paluka
  3. I don’t know why we keep studying these people. We know all we need to know.

  4. Bite Moi says:

    It’s very striking the percentage of “woke” that is female. Women don’t tend to be great thinkers. They are either seeking attention or enjoying the destruction of anything White MEN have built.

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
  5. So, what do they want? Have the great White shark gobble up black guys?

    • Replies: @XBardon Kaldlan
  6. Loren says:

    o t

    WHEN N HOW DOES THIS STUFF END?

    I just saw the mutual of omaha ad
    mixed race family..old white man and black grandma n son n lil keed.

  7. Well, if you’d like a treat that beats shark week try a basketball feud gone wrong! This will get uglier.

    Go State!

    https://www.koat.com/article/da-state-police-investigating-conduct-nmsu-basketball-coaches-players/42170575

    • Replies: @AR in Illinois
  8. black dog says:

    I suppose we could use the woke as bait? Sharks aren’t fussy.

    • LOL: Augustus
  9. In fairness, they always feature white sharks. GREAT white sharks. Where are the sharks of color? the LGBTQ sharks?

  10. The oceans are racist, on certain you can see “white caps”. Rafting is racist because you go on rivers with “white water”. Snowstorms are racist because there are “whiteouts”. Eggs for breakfast are racist because some folks like only “egg whites”. Where will it end?

  11. It’s true. White men are things to be abhorred, loathed and exterminated. I wish we could just have our own territory and be rid of all minorities.

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  12. Speaking of SharkFest, zippia says that 52.4% of graduating lawyers in ’22 are women. So there’s that …

    The Lawyers have lifeless eyes, and they take pride in trying to destroy anything that brings joy to people’s lives.

    Yes, and the Woke and the Sharks, and the HR women.

  13. Loren says:

    WHITE sharks?????????

  14. Dr. Rock says:

    Here’s the deal-

    In a country that has more white people than any other ethnicity, and thus, almost all industries seeing a lot of white men in them, you can always make the statement that “such and such is over-represented by white men”.

    That’s like looking at a field and saying “grass is over-represented”, there aren’t enough trees!

    You know what “shark week” is truly over-represented by? Sharks! It’s all about sharks. No dolphins, or squid, or tuna, or earthworms… not even any silverback gorillas!

    These people, fixated on this stupidity, are just feckless morons.

    Otherwise, start your own black centric shark week on the WB, and see how that goes.

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  15. The only shows I can stand watching are the ones where ALL the investigators/experts/researchers are White (which is almost all of them). Maybe it’s not “racism/sexism”. Maybe it’s because THAT’S WHAT WHITE MEN LIKE TO DO!! But, I DO have to put up with all the magic negroes in the commercials.

  16. @Lancelot_Link

    I would bet that ALL involved are groids.

  17. magilla says:

    Here’s an idea: get BET to host their own Shark Week. All three black biologists can comment and run the show.

    I cut my cable years ago, and one of the main reasons was I got BET and ESPN even after I said I didn’t want them.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  18. Nachum says:

    Whoever wrote that headline has to think this is a sick joke.

    Speaking of representation of women, here’s a piece I just came across today, on a penny on Mars:

    https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/900/lucky-penny-on-mars/

    “When a geologist takes pictures of rock outcrops she is studying, she wants an object of known scale in the photographs,” said MAHLI Principal Investigator Ken Edgett, of Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego. “If it is a whole cliff face, she’ll ask a person to stand in the shot. If it is a view from a meter or so away, she might use a rock hammer. If it is a close-up, as the MAHLI can take, she might pull something small out of her pocket. Like a penny.”

    She…she…she’ll…she…she…her. Every one like a smack in the face.

    • Replies: @AnalogMan
  19. Dani says:
    @usNthem

    Perfect summation. I especially like: “It’ll all have to crash and burn so the Phoenix can hopefully rise from the ashes…” Absolutely EVERYTHING wrong today can pretty much be attributed to a small concentration of sorts – but as is the case with cancer, size doesn’t matter, and this “cancer” has its hooks in every part of the public body. It completely metastasized decades ago and only a complete GUTTING will do at this point.

    I never gave a rat’s ass about sharks other than having the proverbial healthy fear of them. I swam in the Atlantic ocean all of my life and obviously, sharks were never a concern. I loved the first Jaws and it did NOT make me afraid of the ocean, though I did develop a strong dislike of Richard Dreyfuss at this time. Being a female and realizing I can’t speak for most of us, I am going to anyway in saying that this whole thing is orchestrated. The typical female, especially those of the brown variety, do not care about sharks or marine life, in general. No way in hell did this “Whitenack” come up with this “study” of her own volition – it is so absurd on its face that I marvel at how blatant the mockery is anymore. Yeah, she sat around watching 34 years worth of “Shark Week” episodes, so what’s that, about, a little over 1050 shows? GTFOOH.
    Honestly, I don’t even RECALL there having been a “Shark Week” further back than no more than maybe 20 years at the most, and even that’s a stretch.
    I love our White men and am G-damned sick to death of having to hear/read about them being constantly bashed, attacked, vilified, and put-down for their GENUINE contributions in their LEGITIMATE areas of expertise.
    Oh, and I happened to catch one or two shows during Shark Week this past July – I could only stomach a few minutes of each episode as they were both absurd. I remember thinking at the time that they even got to “Shark Week”, too. I mean, the 2 or 3 White females were OK because they were at least normal looking and attractive and seemed genuine. However, I can’t say the same for the blue-haired negress who was working with them. BARF.

    • Thanks: Clark Kent
  20. Sharks are equal opportunity hunters and will be more than willing to add more diversity to their diet (dark meat) if given the opportunity. More females, trannies and people of color should be encouraged to become “shark experts” even if their name is Mark.

  21. @usNthem

    This silliness is only going on in the English speaking world, the 90% of the world that doesn’t speak English as a first language have absolutely no idea that there are too many guys called Mike on Shark Week and couldn’t give a hoot either.

    • Agree: usNthem
  22. AnalogMan says:
    @Nachum

    Yes, I agree. And this Ken, not Barbie, speaking. It’s disgusting.

    This obsession with “gender” is stupid. English is a gendered language, though not to the same degree as French, where this kind of nonsense would be even more obvious. Gender is not the same thing as sex. Sex (male, female) is biological. Gender (masculine, feminine, neuter) is grammatical.

    The grammatical rule is generally that, if sex is unspecified, or indeterminate (for example when speaking of groups that may contain males), the language refers to them as masculine. So referring to “a geologist” as “she” is not just silly, it’s wrong.

    • Replies: @Nachum
  23. If Jaws was made TODAY, it would never be allowed to have an all-white cast.

    • Agree: Clark Kent
    • Replies: @usNthem
  24. “I don’t care/give a shit” and “Who has time for that bullshit, get a life” is the proper response to all of these types of “news” articles. If someone complains about the lack of groids on Shark Week, tell them it makes sense, because most blacks can’t swim, and walk away. This nonsense ends when people no longer tolerate soft headed woke shit-tards and tell them to their faces. Let them know their opinions and self righteous attitudes don’t matter to you, and go about your business. Too many people have forgotten the power of NO, and saying “that doesn’t work on me, I don’t care about X-groups problems, has nothing to do with me” when called a racist/–phobe/etc.

    On a side note, anyone who needs a good laugh, watch this video, and imagine the outcry if a city council member said this to a POC reciting the same script.

    • Agree: Dr. Rock, Lancelot_Link
    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • LOL: Augustus
    • Replies: @Howa.308
    , @Dr. Rock
  25. So, a popular science program is full of White men and promotes negative messages about sharks? I am sure soon the program will feature women “scientists” bubbling with enthusiasm, cuddling sharks, and this will encourage a lot of women and woke people to jump into the sea, try to hug sharks and get eaten.

    BTW, that WP article does not seem to have stated the credentials of that “scientist” who learnt her subject from Readers’ Digest.

  26. Flel says:

    You know what else shark week lacks? Monkey’s. And apes. And cockroaches. They are worried about all the negative portrayal of sharks. Almost like sharks have feelings we should care about? I suspect sharks serve a fine purpose in the ocean of devouring weak or dying sea creatures. But I don’t see how humans should give them much thought on a regular basis. Showing them doing their thing once a year seems about right. Throwing black or mexican or women into the shows would only serve to alienate the faithful audience. I’ve never really understood why it’s important to see someone that looks like me doing whatever I might enjoy doing or watching? I enjoyed and was successful at basketball. Larry Bird was great. So was Jordan. I can’t even watch the game anymore with all their woke bonafides showing. Now they want to kill shark week. Sharknado on them. Sharks make good eatin though.

  27. usNthem says:
    @anonymouseperson

    Or a great white shark. Since there’s no “great black shark”, they’d have to maybe go with a black marlin, who could spear the swimming chuckers.

  28. Bite Moi says:
    @Clark Kent

    Clark Kent————Once they get rid of all the White men,White women and minorities will have to wipe their ass with leaves.

  29. Bite Moi says:
    @Dr. Rock

    Dr. Rock—————“These people,fixated on stupidity,are just feckless morons.” They are not feckless morons, These are highly educated women wo are desperate for attention.

  30. Truth says:

    Speaking of Shark week, Curse these N-s don’t know they are now 2 years away from sleazy white girls, outdoor rock concerts, and a luxury hotel. They shoulda put 6 arrows in has azz and told the dudes on the boat he died scuba’ing…

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Detroit Refugee
  31. Every time I watch the ski report they show White families going down the slopes.

    I want to see a Black lesbian in a wheelchair going down the slopes or your program is racist trash.

  32. XBardon Kaldlan [AKA "Bardon Kaldlan"] says:
    @Priss Factor

    Dr. Whitesnatch, or whatever her name is,isn’t interested in the Great WHITE anything,I’d bet she’s a coalburner!

  33. Howa.308 says: • Website
    @Sick n' Tired

    Lol. That guy just attained legend status. All white kids have to hold their breath for 8 minutes? Thank you for sharing this. Made my day

  34. Howa.308 says: • Website
    @Bite Moi

    I’ve heard this said about blacks inventing things: blacks invented everything and being so selfless, they decided to give away all their inventions to the rest of the world. Not only that, they decided to destroy all proof of their inventions and their fellow countrymen made a unanimous decision to live in the stone age for all of eternity.

    • Replies: @Detroit Refugee
  35. Rocko says:

    But her last name is Whiteknack.

  36. Nachum says:
    @AnalogMan

    Indeed. But more than that, you just *know* it’s deliberate, and designed to stand out.

    I love the “Ken and Barbie” thing, by the way.

    You don’t even want to know what crazy American Jews (and crazy Israeli lefties) are trying to do to Hebrew, which is a *very* gendered, default male language.

    • Replies: @AnalogMan
  37. Becky21k says:

    why is it these imbeciles can never consider the important question: How many shark experts or even people interested in sharks at all are from the groups they desire to see?

    Could it be that most women and blacks don’t give a crap about sharks?

    No one who is unable to ask this most basic question should ever be taken seriously.

    • Agree: Augustus
  38. Dr. Rock says:
    @Sick n' Tired

    100% !

    At this point, I literally don’t care about any “groups” except my own. I don’t like them, I don’t empathize with them, or sympathize for them. I don’t care about their concerns, their feelings, their wants or needs. I don’t care about their suicide rates, homicide rates, poverty rates, poor educations, mortality rates, an especially do I not care about their frequency of abortions.

    Basically, all of the “thems” are human garbage. They can mutilate themselves, murder each other en masse, live pathetic, insane lives of desperation and ignorance, and frankly, never amount to anything except cheap tattoos, tribal piercings, gold teeth and blue hair meat sacks.

    This is true for gays, blacks, hispanics, asians, muslims, feminists, every variety of “new queers”, transgendered freaks, pseudo-elite-academic idiots, immigrants of every stripe, loud mouth liberal Karen activists, soy boy feminized she-males, oh, and I don’t want to forget “the mentally ill” which has become a crutch for half of the losers in society, literally- Fuck them ALL!

    They all over-played their hands, in every category for decades now, so I honestly don’t care if they live or die, but I do prefer the latter.

    I don’t want to hear them, see them, or deal with their shit, any longer.

    • Agree: Sick n' Tired
    • Replies: @Augustus
  39. “I didn’t see very many people that looked like me on television”

    I’ve never ever seen anyone that looked like me on television. Unless of course she just means skin tone and wedding tackle. And if so what a pathetic life that must be.

    • Agree: Lancelot_Link
  40. @Howa.308

    According to an “angry black woman”, who tried selling this crap to me, Whites burned down and destroyed black libraries in Africa that contained all their knowledge.

    I laughed at her.

    • Replies: @trevor
  41. trevor says:
    @Detroit Refugee

    I suppose that could be the Great Library of Alexandria a couple thousand years ago because negroes think the ancient Egyptians were BLACK.

    It contained all the world’s knowledge when it was allegedly destroyed by moslems on the order of the Caliph Omar.

    However, it was supposedly actually burned down centuries earlier by Julius Caesar, who in fact was white.

    In any event, I doubt that it ever contained any “black knowledge”.

  42. When there are hundreds of people of color interested who work in this field, [and] when my field is more than half women, maybe it’s not an accident anymore that they’re only featuring White men,” Shiffman said.

    Outside of rap videos & the welfare office, Ebonics doesn’t really work.

  43. AnalogMan says:
    @Nachum

    Same in France. Not just pronouns, but adjectives and verbs are gendered, with the default being the masculine. Recently there has been a movement to replace this with made-up genderless forms, but to their credit the French government nipped that in the bud with legislation. I don’t know if you can stop these idiots from talking baby-talk or any form of slang in private, but it will not be allowed in the media.

  44. Augustus says:
    @Dr. Rock

    Unfortunately, either the media or government will inflict all those groups upon you in one way or another. There is no escape.

  45. @Truth

    Three brave White Men go on safari into the heart of the darkest jungle. Two young guys and an older, experienced leader. Soon they are surrounded, and overwhelmed by a tribe of great numbers. Disarmed they are bound and led to the “village”. Entering the the community of mud huts, everyone hears the hooting and hollering, and emerge in a circle near the chiefs ornate mud hut.

    Chief emerges and slowly walks around his peoples newest captives. After a few moments he speaks. “You have trespassed against my people, and for that the punishment is Engowa or Death”. Pointing his stick at the first younger man he tells him to choose one or the other.

    The guy, terrified, mumbles something about a wife and child back in civilization. He picks Engowa. The chief stands on a tree stump and shouts with his arms raised, “He chooses Engowa”! The young man is bound and bent over a log, and every man in the village forms a line as one after another sodomizes him. After an hour of brutal assault, he is untied and pointed in the direction back to the beach.

    Chief points his stick at the second young man. “You must choose Death or Engowa”. This man witnessed what his friend suffered, and then spoke. “Well, I guess anything better than Death, I’ll take Engowa, chief”. Once again the chief standing upon his stump shouts out to the village “Engowa”! Whereupon every swinging dick in the village lines up to assault their next bound captive. After about an hour, bloody and extremely weakened, he is released into the jungle .

    Lastly the oldest member of the unfortune explorer’s is standing in front of the chief with the whole tribe silent. From his stump the chief says, “for trespassing against my people you must choose, Death or Engowa”.

    The old guy, is terrified but he speaks up, “well chief, I’m pretty old and I don’t think I can handle that Engowa shit. I’ll take Death”.

    And the chief, hearing this cracks a huge grin, then bellows from his stump. “Death by Engowa!!”

    • LOL: AR in Illinois
    • Replies: @Truth
  46. @Bite Moi

    You put them to a higher standard than I ever would. Who’s going to be around to teach them the concept of “wiping?”

    • Replies: @Lancelot_Link
  47. @PO'd in PG County

    Reminds me of an ex- friend who had gone to a concert by an African band. The guy (a teacher) was well into his cups and spoke of how the musicians all smelled like shit. He was drunk enough to have said he thought it must be a sign of the level of their musicianship. This guy grew up away from his pets and thinks they do no wrong. He even talked crap about IQ tests, spoke of “multiple intelligences” and waxed stupidly about sports, asking if I’d ever seen 5 basketball players at the top of their game.

    Pure Midwest, pure cuck!

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  48. Truth says:
    @Detroit Refugee

    LOL. Good one.

    But the best part is how the Chief deep in the jungles never having seen civilization, has learned to speak English better than most of the Unzistas…

    • Replies: @Detroit Refugee
  49. Bite Moi says:
    @Lancelot_Link

    Lancelot_Link—————-Glad he is your ex-friend. P.S. There may indeed be multiple intelligences. However,a standard IQ test will generally show you who probably has one or more.

  50. @Truth

    Well before this expedition, many others came and tried to teach religion and civilization.
    They undoubtedly learned English from that eras DWL’s. Then the savages Fk’d em to death.
    And then ate ’em.

    • Replies: @Truth
  51. Truth says:
    @Detroit Refugee

    You have quite a… vivid… imagination Old Sport.

    You should use it for something, maybe Hollywood and scripts, for 5th Avenue and advertising; hey your city has come up with the 3 biggest white rap acts in history, maybe try writing some lyrics.

    The sky is the limit.

  52. Too many shark weeks featuring the Great White.

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