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Previously on SBPDL: Goldman Sachs Declares War on White Men: Refuses IPOs for Companies Lacking “Diversity,” Whose Directors Are All Straight White Men

Without racial diversity, you wouldn’t have a “culture of thinking outside the box,” according to a professor of economics at one of America’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.

Which is why Nasdaq is basically implementing a plan to force companies listed on their stock exchange to go through a ritualistic program of lowering white male participation in senior leadership as a means to improve diversity. Somehow, investors are fretting over a lack of diversity among some of the top publicly traded companies in America, all of whom have market capitalizations of hundreds of billions without significant contributions from non-white members within senior leadership.

But that’s about to change…[Nasdaq Joins Goldman in Corporate Push for More Diverse Boards, Bloomberg, December 1, 2020]:

Nasdaq Inc. plans to require more diversity on boards of directors, the latest push by corporate America to encourage change as regulatory requirements remain unlikely in a gridlocked Washington.

Under its proposed rules, most companies listed on Nasdaq’s U.S. exchange would have to include at least one director who identifies as female and one who identifies as an underrepresented minority or LGBTQ, Nasdaq said in a statement Tuesday. About a quarter of its listed companies currently meet that standard, according to the exchange, which is seeking approval for the plan from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“Diversity keeps groupthink from happening,” said Scott Yonker, a professor of economics at Cornell University who has studied the impact of board diversity. “You end up with more stable policy and less volatility. You also end up with a culture of thinking outside the box.”

Companies are under increasing pressure from investors and advocates to improve diversity in their top ranks and be more transparent about the makeup of their workforces. In a recent survey, 25 of the biggest companies in the U.S. were willing to make public a copy of a form presented to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that gives the racial breakdown of their staff.

Nasdaq’s proposed rule would also require listed companies to disclose diversity statistics for their directors. Foreign companies or smaller firms could satisfy the requirement by including two female directors.

Goldman Rule

Earlier this year, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer David Solomon said the firm will no longer take a company public in the U.S. and Europe if it lacks a director who is either female or diverse. The bank is Wall Street’s biggest underwriter of initial public offerings in the U.S.

The exchange’s plan intends to give stakeholders a better understanding of board composition and enhance investor confidence, Nasdaq said. As part of the rationale for the new requirements, it presented more than two dozen studies linking diverse boards with better performance and governance.

It was never about judging about by character. It was never about abandoning the idea of assigning value based on the color of skin, but the inverse of the old manner of the implementation of Jim Crow.

It’s a perpetual war on whiteness.

 

 
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  1. These corporate types will be real upset when one of these “diversity pets” gets mad and kills someone on the job. Of course that low impulse control will be blamed on the evil whites at work.
    These stories are really something.

  2. ‘…at Least One Director of Companies Listed on Their Stock Exchange to be Minority, Female or LGBTQ’

    The solution here is for the junior member of the board to take one for the team and ‘come out.’ He has to stay out until someone still more junior appears, at which point he can take the ‘I’m Gay and I’m Proud’ bumper sticker off his car or whatever.

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  3. Wyatt says:

    This would be a good opportunity for some enterprising colored folks and the vaginabled to set up shop. They hire off do nothing minority staff for a pretty penny, the minority staff does not interfere in day to day operations and all that’s lost is a few hundred grand off the balance sheets each year in additional payroll.

    • Replies: @Getaclue
  4. Rooster10 says:

    I asked a friend who works for the government if someone who’s incompetent at their job there could get fired he? He laughs and says it’s nearly impossible to get fired from a government job, at worst they just switch your role. I then asked him what would happen if a good worker said something that someone perceived as racially insensitive, he says “oh they’d be fired”.

    In modern day USSA it’s more important to be PC than competent at your job. The decline is only going to accelerate from here on out, make sure you’re ready.

  5. More – and more insidious – than a mere war on Whiteness, it’s a war on merit itself.
    Since merit is unevenly distributed, the leftist crusade manifests as a war on Whiteness.

    • Agree: Augustus
    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  6. Polistra says:

    Companies are under increasing pressure from investors and advocates to improve diversity

    Can confirm. As an investor, I pay no attention to balance sheets, P/L statements, or P/E metrics. In fact, I skip over every indication of good corporate governance because I know that’s just a bunch of old white male crap. Diversity! That’s what I care about.

    No, I haven’t reviewed my portfolio lately. Why do you ask?

    • LOL: Augustus
  7. Anonymous[329] • Disclaimer says:

    It is what George Floyd would of wanted

    • LOL: Female in FL
    • Replies: @Piglet
  8. It’s interesting how ‘diversity’ goals invariably targets Whites and only Whites. If the the diversity lobby was really interested in having a company or Board ‘look like America’, they would not only consider the phenomenon of underrepresentation, but also overrepresentation. These are two sides of the same coin.

    A broader investigation would put the spotlight–when it comes to positions of power and influence–on the world’s most overrepresented group. Gee, who might that be?

    Therefore… never mind.

    • Replies: @Augustus
  9. It’s interesting how ‘diversity’ goals invariably targets Whites and only Whites. If the the diversity lobby was really interested in having a company or Board ‘look like America’, they would not only consider the phenomenon of underrepresentation, but also overrepresentation. These are two sides of the same coin.

    A broader, honest investigation would invariably put the spotlight on the world’s most overrepresented group. Gee, who might that be?

    Therefore… never mind.

  10. It’s a perpetual war on whiteness.

    Whiteness is going to expel everything else, probably sooner rather than later.  People are fed up.

  11. So basically a whole lot of “diversity quota” hires are going to receive a huge boost up. Not because of ability or content of character but because of their skin color..?

    Diversity
    Inclusion
    Equality

  12. loren says:

    the killing of White people by non whites is some times racist and a serious problem.

    Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D) announced Tuesday that he has issued an executive order declaring racism a “public health crisis” in Kentucky’s largest city.

    The order aims to address public safety and health, Black employment, and voter participation in several parts of Louisville after months of periodic protests sparked by the fatal, police-involved shooting of Breonna Taylor in March. The directive also urges officials to support mail-ballot voting .

    • Replies: @Cauchemar du Singe
  13. “Foreign companies or smaller firms could satisfy the requirement by including two female directors.”

    Wow, lowering the bar for foreigners! Easy to get a Nigerian company to hire women and Israel to skip over blacks for women!

    Smallet firms being S-Corporations ,while technically small businesses they are simply ways for evil people (politicians, their family members) to have tax breaks and make payola official and easy.

  14. Earlier this year, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer ((( David Solomon ))) said the firm will no longer take a company

    “I TVIED TO WARN YOU.” –Funny Mustache Man

  15. RickTen99 says:

    The effects of demanding and requiring certain minorities to be elevated into positions they are not ready for or unqualified for is a recipe for failure. This has been the norm for decades in cities where promotions based on racial percentages rule the day. First of all it destroys the confidence of members of the workforce who see that people unqualified leap over much more qualified employees and attain supervisory positions of those more qualified workers. Secondly it eventually results in more and more “appointments” to these executive positions causing the product or service offered to decline. If you’re qualified you get the job, if not you don’t. Simple, real simple. If you can make my investments grow or make a company successful I dont care if you’re a multi racial, midget, transgender whatever.

    • Replies: @Augustus
  16. What began as Divershevik demands to desegregate Birmingham lunch counters and hire African Americans in clerical jobs has morphed into a pogrom to eradicate the White race from the face of Earth.

    • Agree: Sick of Orcs
    • Replies: @Rooster10
  17. Yawrate says:

    That’s a fairly easy requirement to meet. One the guys just has to say he identifies as a woman. Who can argue with her?

  18. Vote with your wallet, it’s not difficult to do.

    -wherever possible, buy local

    -even if the price is higher, shop at the smaller non chain store

    -dine only at independent restaurants

    -at the supermarket, buy the store’s “no name” brand rather than the big corporation’s brands. They all have them.

    -take note of which stores/companies/restaurants are owned by White people (not Jews) and patronize them.

    -assume that large corporations are pozzed and treat them accordingly

    • Agree: Cauchemar du Singe
  19. Catdog says:

    “Diversity keeps groupthink from happening,” said Scott Yonker, a professor of economics at Cornell University who has studied the impact of board diversity. “You end up with more stable policy and less volatility. You also end up with a culture of thinking outside the box.”

    LOL.

  20. Stupidity knows no bounds in this country. One of the reasons why the post office and other federal government entities are so bad is because Ronald Reagan eliminated civil service testing for a lot of positions. This was done because dodo blacks with college degrees couldn’t pass the exams. Remember Merril Lynch? A black man drove it into the ground.

  21. Diversity keeps groupthink from happening,” said Scott Yonker, a professor of economics at Cornell University who has studied the impact of board diversity. “You end up with more stable policy and less volatility. You also end up with a culture of thinking outside the box

    The way the want to implement diversity is “group think.” I call it “affirmative action by using more words to say affirmative action without actually saying affirmative action.”

    We’re fucked

  22. @Jay Gatsby

    Diversity keeps WHITE groupthink from happening,”

    • Agree: Augustus
  23. Piglet says:
    @Rooster10

    Forty years ago a USAF ROTC instructor, who had come from missile duty, shared this bit of wisdom with his class of ROTC cadets: “Civilian government employees are like missiles. If they don’t work, you can’t fire them.” True then and still true today.

  24. Piglet says:
    @Anonymous

    I know you meant to write, “It is what George Floyd would have wanted.”

  25. More and more, with every day that passes, I feel like I’m slipping deeper and deeper into some really screwed up Twilight Zone episode where melanin counts more than merit. It’s a world where useless black thugs can become overnight saints for being rightfully shot by the police and where dumb blacks can be appointed to positions they don’t deserve and don’t belong in just so they can feel “included” and “special.” What NASDAQ is doing is dumbing down the work environment exactly like those cities that dumbed down their tests for policemen and firefighters so semi-retarded blacks could occupy positions after failing the normal tests in a spectacular fashion.

    The only hope I hold onto is the realization that the pendulum eventually swings back the other way. One day, this idiocy known as political correctness will be relegated to the garbage dump of history. The only question is how much damage will be done before that happens. It could very well be so severe that recovery is nigh impossible~ like a house that has become so infested and destroyed by termites that the only choice is to tear it down, burn the scrap wood and rebuild from the ground up.

    • Agree: WSG, Sick 'n Tired, Augustus
  26. @Non PC Infidel

    This is your best post, bar none.
    I feel the exact same way.

  27. Bite Moi says:
    @Colin Wright

    Colin Wright——Great Post.

  28. Bite Moi says:
    @Non PC Infidel

    Non PC Infidel——There was one Twilight Zone episode which showed that beauty was in the eye of the beholder. An attractive woman was a beast in the eyes of the “Normals”. Trying to do Twilight Zone today would be like remaking Sanford and Son.

  29. Rooster10 says:
    @Feedsackroad

    Ancient Astronaut Theorists Say… Yes

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  30. Bite Moi says:
    @Jay Gatsby

    Jay Gatsby——–The first thing i look in a surgeon is diversity. One just can’t get too hung up on competence.

  31. Getaclue says:
    @Wyatt

    I used to work at the DOT — this is actually how “Disadvantaged Minority Business”/DBE worked back then — there was one that was actually competent in Atlanta — my understanding is he became a BILLIONAIRE because his company was hired so much for this requirement — most of the others functioned as you mention — people are clueless of the toll this Racist bs takes on their tax $$$ etc. — when you work around it you see how very TOXIC it really is….

  32. Getaclue says:
    @Non PC Infidel

    We know the type of damage coming as we’ve seen it historically — when Marxist/Communists fully get into power there is Mass Murder on an Industrial scale — they are about to be put into power under Harris/Biden in the USA right now and if they win the Senate and have all power you can expect a very “different” country in 4 years under them — they don’t play fair or follow the rules – – something Trump did, despite being constantly slandered otherwise, to his, and our, great detriment….

    • Agree: Trevor, Augustus
  33. Facebook and Twitter take new actions to censor ‘hate speech’ – Zpatriot

    …Facebook is reportedly about to conduct a “major overhaul of its algorithms that detect hate speech,” according to internal documents reviewed by the Washington Post. The Post reported that Facebook will reverse its “race-blind” enforcement of rules against hate speech, policing hate speech against blacks, Muslims, multi-racial people, LGBT-identifying people, and Jews more aggressively than anti-white hate speech.

    I’d love to see a mass exodus of Whites from FB and Twitter. Probably will not happen since people just love to converse about their dental appointments and such, while these companies apparently compile more information about them they they realize. Always a price to pay and in this case it’s White disenfranchisement.
    Never subscribed and never will.

    • Replies: @Augustus
  34. @Lancelot_Link

    I laughed so hard when I saw this a couple days ago. Past all the joke potential and that face, it really shows you their true nature is uniform in any country and social status.
    So just because he’s different the other villagers beat and torment him. This behavior is the same here in the States towards the elderly and handicapped from those… colorful individuals.
    It not only supports how petty they are but also that they are just animals. They’ll go after the easier and weaker prey because they are third world savages and do not belong in any civilized country. It’s that simple.

    • Agree: Lancelot_Link
  35. Augustus says:
    @mark green

    Who is most overrepresented? Let me guess. Might it be a certain (((group)))?

  36. loren says:
    @Lancelot_Link

    throw back? comments are interesting. ‘she slept with ape’.

    • Thanks: Lancelot_Link
  37. HT says:

    The poison of diversity continues to spread and yet no one can name even one institution that it has benefited.

  38. @Rooster10

    I asked a friend who works for the government if someone who’s incompetent at their job there could get fired he? He laughs and says it’s nearly impossible to get fired from a government job, at worst they just switch your role.

    I’ve been a government contractor for almost 30 years, and thinking back on it, I can only think of one government person who was out-and-out fired. But, it was a White woman, around 2000 or so. She was a secretary, and one of her duties was ordering office supplies. Her father was some high-up deputy project manager, who protected her. Needless to say, she was pretty helpless and spoiled. Well, she also had some kind of hoarding condition. She was ordering office supplies and taking them home. The police raided her apartment and it was pretty much stuffed to the gills with office supplies. I can’t remember if she was arrested, but she was definitely fired.

    Now, I know a couple of black contractors who were fired, but it was almost like an act of God to get it done. One of them was actually running a personal desktop publishing business off of government equipment. This was around 1994. Well, she ended up getting carpal tunnel syndrome, and tried to go out on personal disability, workman’s comp, or something like that. Our company fought it, and was able to prove that something like 90% of her workday was spent doing personal work, so it was the personal work that gave her the carpal tunnel, not her job.

    The other was this big hippo of a woman. I think her hours were supposed to be 8:30-5, with a half-hour lunch. It was a rare sight indeed, to see her in before 9. She’d usually take a 2-3 hour lunch. Our supervisor left at 4. She would watch the parking lot from her office window, and when she’d see him leave, she would be gone about 2 minutes later. I remember one time, the supervisor forgot something and had to come back, and caught her. Well, this went on for years. I started working around her around 1993. Our supervisor was kind of a good ol’ boy redneck who spoke his mind. One day he said something that set this woman off. I forget what it was, but she accused him of being racist, and tried to get him fired. Well, some of the big bosses, at our company’s headquarters building a few miles away, offered her a job there. She thought she was getting a promotion, but they really did it so they could keep better tabs on her. The first time she tried taking one of those three hour tours, otherwise known as “lunch”, they told her when she got back that she was fired, and to clear out her desk. So, sometimes there is justice. But for this one, it took a good 3 years or more!

  39. Augustus says:
    @RickTen99

    Rick,

    This is what my lecture always said.

    1) Company “leadership” (fat with large salaries and golden parachutes) hire the wrong people to do their production. At that point, they are intellectually bankrupt from terrible personnel decisions.

    2) Management refuses to admit to their intellectual bankruptcy, and rid themselves of their worthless hirings. Then weak, ineffectual management attempts to cover their own ignorance by hiring too many people to do the jobs of the incompetents they’ve already employed. They get, by pure luck, a few good employees. Those good people learn, then resent others they must carry being promoted above them, so they take their knowledge and move on due to being demoralized. By that time management, even in the lower ranks, has become totally, morally bankrupt.

    3) All that can then follow, because the weakness has gone too far to be turned around, is financial bankruptcy.

    As Peter Lynch (a legend as a fund manager at Fidelity) once said, “Invest in companies that have such good businesses a moron could run them, because sooner or later one will.”

  40. @Rooster10

    In the soviet union it was established fact that the only crimes punished were political crimes. You could do anything except criticize state ideologies.

  41. Why do white Americans not emigrate? Now that America and the Eurozone are falling apart – any country moderately well run could become a superpower in the next century. If there wss a migration – white Americans could add significant human capital to their new country.

  42. Augustus says:
    @loren

    AOC sells expensive shirts because she has no idea she is rich as a member of the corrupt swamp.

  43. Dani says:
    @Jay Gatsby

    It depresses me to say I completely agree with you.
    @dindunuffins, absolutely! White groupthink of any kind has probably been entirely eliminated from all public arenas by now – soon white individual think in public will be prohibited. Even though I know the truth and should be above it and know better, I can’t help but to become enraged when learning of any new developments – the nightmare is no longer around the block – it’s let itself in the front door and has made itself comfortable in the family room Lazy Boy.

  44. @Detroit Refugee

    If it was good enough for Cleanhead Poofter Corey Booker (both spawners were IBM Affirmative Action Hires, now retired on fat pensions)…
    it’s good enough for yet more Chimpoids to engage in aimless Busy Work, an sheeit…
    before the Civil War comes to scare their shaggy asses up into high trees…
    enabling them to look down onto their (((puppeteers))) being hanged, a lot.

  45. AceDeuce says:

    Diversity, to these people, means:

    “I had nothing to do with your establishing your organization, nor with your success”.

    ” In all probability, I’m not any good at the job and really have nothing to offer you”

    “Hell, I don’t even like you-In fact I hate you”

    but:

    “Make way for me anyway-I’m taking over”.

  46. @Yawrate

    That’s a fairly easy requirement to meet. One the guys just has to say he identifies as a woman. Who can argue with her?

    “I identify as a lesbian. I like chicks. Where’s my promotion, you bigoted POS ?”.

  47. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:

    Ask the city of Detroit how all that diversity worked out. Shhh! It ended in a bankruptcy. Looted pension funds. Burned out, and stripped out housing. Murder capital of the world. Failed schools. Abandoned buildings, and businesses. Miles of filth, and ruination. But hey, it could turn out to be fabulous, somewhere else. I’ll be waiting patiently. (I already know the answer).

  48. @Bite Moi

    “Trying to do Twilight Zone today would be like remaking Sanford and Son.”

    Actually there was a remake of The Twilight Zone, the host was Jordan Peele he is black.

    The remake failed.

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  49. Luludog says:

    The other night I watched an episode of Air Disasters where a prominent American airline company put two inexperienced black pilots into the cockpit of a passenger jet that they flew into the ground. I was surprised that this episode was allowed to air because after an entire hour of investigating, the final cause of the crash was determined to be pilot error.

  50. Upgrayedd says:

    This just seems like a convenient way of keeping smaller businesses from growing. Our corporate overlords have our economy and government in a vice grip and their ultimate goal is to destroy the constitution and rebuild the country in their own twisted image.
    We know that all the assholes at the top of the totem pole will just find convenient ways to break all these rules (rules don’t apply to liberals) and the little guy will be stuck dealing with unqualified employees and stupid regulations so the big dogs don’t have to worry about anyone else ever being able to compete with them.
    While it upsets me a lot, a little bit of hope remains inside when I’m seeing more people getting fed up and truths being spread more actively. I’d wager that with so much heavy censorship and the social media mob of uneducated bums that don’t want to work, the pushback is building up.
    2020 has been the worst year for many of us, so remain hopeful that 2021 or perhaps 2022 can be the year we get our glory and freedom back.

  51. RodW says:
    @Yawrate

    That was the way I read it too. Some old boy on the board will draw the short straw and that will be it. Maybe when he’s diagnosed with prostate cancer, he’ll don a suicide vest of his own manufacture and go for a final courtesy visit to the underwriters.

  52. RodW says:
    @Jay Gatsby

    Isn’t “thinking outside the box” the pursuit of volatility and instability? Doesn’t the expression, er, express the notion of disintermediation? Can’t this very statement of imbecility be used as grounds for firing Prof. Bonkers on grounds of mental incompetence?

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  53. Augustus says:
    @Oil 'n Water

    I live for every second of time on Facebook people spend trying to feel adequate or even important. They post pics of the food at the restaurant they visited, pictures by their pool (oh girl, you still look to be in such good shape), pictures of trays their husbands and wives fixed them for breakfast in bed (they should go to Mickey D’s and just eat a breakfast sandwich, much better for their fat bodies). Then there are the ones who can’t wait to brag about their upcoming cruise. I wonder how many burglars are happy to learn when they will be out of town. Oh my, you work so hard you surely deserve a two week cruise to the islands. There’s no end to what it takes to soothe over their deep seated feelings of inadequacy. They need so many Facebook sychophants telling them how wonderful they are at all times, and sucking up to them that it makes me laugh. Just posted a pic of your new hair style? Wow girl, you look soooooo great! I always want to tell these poseurs to “Get a life! A real life.”

    • Agree: Oil 'n Water
    • Replies: @Elmer T. Jones
  54. @Luludog

    That is surprising they aired that episode. It’s a wonder they still air “The first 48”.
    I guess they just played a bunch of “black doctor, black CEO, etc” commercials throughout the airline episode to make up for the discrepancy.

    • Replies: @Augustus
  55. @Macumazahn

    That… is pretty damn insightful.

  56. @Bite Moi

    Our society has become so pozzed, Twilight Zone has become less weird than our current reality.

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  57. @RodW

    You can’t fire people for incompetence.  You can only fire them for Wrongthink.  (Or being White.)

  58. @Luludog

    Wow, it took the investigators a whole hour to figure that one out?

    “Maintain thy airspeed lest the ground come up and smite thee”.

    • LOL: Non PC Infidel
  59. I think you guys are overthinking this latest governmental nonsense.

    These big money execs are expert at working within these stupid rules and regs. All they’ll need to do is hire a few blacks, Hispanics and gays and be done with it. They’ll put them in nonsensical positions of pretend importance and shove them in an office somewhere only to trot them out for photo ops and meetings.

    SOP.

  60. @Catdog

    That Scott, he’s such a kidder…the jabbering stroond.

  61. @loren

    I’d pay the slag $65 for a BJ…just to shut her up.

    • LOL: Female in FL
  62. @Rooster10

    It’s entirely possible the ancient aliens really were Hoteps in flying pyramids, with earth used as a prison for its most defective people…

  63. Bite Moi says:
    @Another-Guy-in Florida

    Another-Guy-in Florida——Never heard of the Twilight Zone remake,but then i don’t watch TV.Not surprised it failed though. PC and AA ensures that you get mediocre.

    • Agree: Female in FL
    • Replies: @PO'd in PG County
  64. Bite Moi says:
    @Mr. Rational

    Mr. Rational——I totally agree. I have a damn reliable bull shyte detector. It amazes me that average people think is God’s revealed truth just because they saw it on social media or some college professor,actor,athlete,or politician said it was so. The American “No Nothing” is becoming the majority. Can we keep the lights on?????

  65. So if I was to tell whomever is in charge at NASDAQ that I have something that they can suck, could I get a pass as a gay CEO?

    • LOL: Lancelot_Link
  66. AnalogMan says:
    @Catdog

    Reality is “The Box.”

  67. @Bite Moi

    Another-Guy-in Florida——Never heard of the Twilight Zone remake,but then i don’t watch TV.Not surprised it failed though. PC and AA ensures that you get mediocre.

    It seems like the Twilight Zone gets remade every once in awhile. CBS tried to revive it back around 1985, but it was a slightly different format. As I recall, each episode was an hour long, but had 2-3 unrelated stories. So, when they repackaged it for syndication and modified it to a half-hour format, some of the stories really got butchered. It made it to a second season, but this time around it was an hour format, but each story was a half hour, so easier to break up. It got canceled, but then I think some Canadian company made a bunch of additional half-hour episodes, to get enough episodes to make it somewhat viable for syndication. It doesn’t get shown that often, but in my opinion it was pretty good. The stories could be hit or miss, but that was the case with the original, as well. A lot of them were based on stories by established writers like Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson, and so on.

    Around 2001, another reboot was attempted, and this time it went “blackface”, with Forrest Whittaker taking on Rod Serling’s role as the host. It didn’t have the edginess, or creep factor that the original and the 80’s version could muster up, but it wasn’t that bad. Forrest Whittaker was constantly wheezing when he did his narratives, though, and it made you hope they had paramedics on the set in case he collapsed under his own gravity.

    This last time around, I do remember the hype surrounding the Jordan Peele version. And, because I like the Twilight Zone, and similar anthology type shows, I wanted to go into it with an open mind. But, I kept forgetting to tune in. I did catch one episode about a year ago, at a friend’s house, but it was totally unmemorable. The only thing I can remember about the episode was that the main character was a White guy, something increasingly rare these days. **Edit: I was curious, so I went on Wikipedia, and found the episode (“Blue Scorpion”) and now it’s coming back to me.

    Last night, I was searching through the on demand menu to see if I could find the latest Twilight Zone. They had it, but it was something like $1.99 per episode. Eh, no thanks.

    Supposedly, the Jordan Peele reboot has gotten a lot of praise and good reviews. But, let’s face it. Nowadays it’s taboo to be critical of anything black-produced. To hear people talk, “The Black Panther” was the greatest superhero movie of all time!

  68. Augustus says:
    @BanditOfBlithe

    There were complaints about “The First 48” showing black people in a bad light (the truth about violence in America being mostly black). So now they try to show more white crime.

    Nothing is equal with regards to black criminality, but (((they))) try to make it look that way. Personally, I think (((they))) should show more Amish crime. LOL!

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  69. @Augustus

    I saw one of those “white killer” ones last week. It was 2 homeless white guys (one murdered the other). That was only the second white killer 48 Hours I’ve seen, and I’ve watched about 50 of them. That other one??? Oh yeah, that was another homeless murder too. They really have to reach for the “white street violence” crimes.

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  70. Trevor says:

    Meanwhile, China Joe is making his new (hoped for) administration more diverse – less white, more blackity black.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/07/politics/biden-picks-lloyd-austin-as-secretary-of-defense/index.html

  71. Augustus says:
    @AR in Illinois

    Finding white street violence at anywhere even remotely approaching black violence will require a lot of white people using a lot of meth.

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