I Know Your Angle, We All Know About That Ingraham Angle
I don’t know even need to watch your show and I know what sentiment your peddling
I also don’t know why the need to legitimate her by granting her this undeserved popularity or social capital in the field of journalism. However, Ms. Ingraham and the like does serve to highlight the resentment, insensitive beliefs and motivated ignorance embedded in the collective identity politics of whiteness proposed and dominantly framed in our racially stratified society.
“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids — and some adults — take these ignorant comments seriously. Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids: This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. And it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid a hundred million dollars a year to bounce a ball. Oh, and LeBron and Kevin: You’re great players but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself or, as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”
Ms. Ingraham has never sought to censure Steve Kerr, former NBA champion, now coach of the reigning champion Golden States Warriors team. Reportedly, Chris Long, a football player who is white, called out the double standard in his tweeter feed.
I am going to offer more than a burning clapback to Ingraham’s derisive remarks and apparent racist attitudes on display and commoditized by Fox News for commercial use here.
To use her own words, a lot of kids — and some adults — take her ignorant comments seriously. In spite of the president’s tepid and unemotional response to the mass shooting wherein the lives of innocent children were brutally lost by a gunman emboldened by a gun enthused society, she chose rather to denigrate, subjugate, and silence a member of a racial minority classification that chose to express his opinion in a democracy that he not only was born into but pays into through taxes and his vote. And evidently, my opinion, as a professional banker of nearly 20 years, can be unjustly ridiculed as unqualifiable in voicing my democratic opinion. I guess I need to shut up and leave the opinions of governance to those who historically and by precedent look the part of knowing what politics is about and simply placate their pseudo-intelligent punditry.