Shonda Rhimes on her DGA Diversity Award

Shonda Rhimes on her DGA Diversity Award

Everybody loves “Scandal.”

Shonda Rhimes, the powerful and connected Executive Producer behind the show, who has also spawned “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice” and other hit programs, doesn’t seem pleased as punch, however.  Her point of contention isn’t that she didn’t deserve the award, or that “Scandal” isn’t a great show; it’s that there shouldn’t be a need for the award at all.

This is great, but naiive, especially in a day and age when we have a black President, but who stays as far away from minority rights issues as he possibly can, while doing as little as possible to advance the middle class, much less the working poor in America. Yes, Ms. Rhimes has a point, and she’s correct that Hollywood is as much an Old White Boys’ network run by who knows whom and who likes or is dating whomever, but so is the rest of the country and probably world.

It’s not what you can do, but who you know who is willing to give you the opportunity, Rhimes points out in the linked to piece. And she’s not incorrect. It’s just that yes, we know, and what are you going to do about it, other than complain that it’s not right? If anyone is in a position to change things for the better for minorities (especially in Hollywood) it would be Rhimes. But we’ll see, maybe griping about the problem is more fun than actually trying to make it better.

Shonda Rhimes

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Gerard Butler on Interracial Love: “I Love the Swirl!” | News | BET

Gerard Butler on Interracial Love: “I Love the Swirl!” | News | BET.

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The Takeover: A short film online tackles interracial dating | North Dallas Gazette

The Takeover: A short film online tackles interracial dating

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I’m not sure the nature of the relationship, but by the look of the picture in the article, it appears that the couple is a lesbian couple; which adds an even greater level of potential complexity to the piece, if indeed that’s addressed.

Hollywood certainly needs more diversity and more stories about real people trying to live real authentic lives, so we think this movie should be applauded and more like it need to be made.

Biracial Cat Confounds Critics

I know, I know. This is not really news. No, it’s not by what journalists (that dying breed) used to call “hard news,” but it certainly does qualify as effluvia on the same pandering mass-appeal level as the water-skiing squirrel I saw some time back on one of those generic morning television programs.

Bi-racial Cat?

No, this isn’t the same “bi-racial cat” we’re talking about.

At any rate, everybody loves cats, right? They’re independent, volatile, moody, and destructive. But neat!

Here’s a cutesy little clip of a (supposedly) “mixed race” or bi-racial cat- complete with two different color eyes and a “black” perspective.

Here’s the link: here