Mailbag: No disrespect, but another assistant who’s a black woman could coach at Washington | Women’s Hoops | Seattle Times

Mailbag: No disrespect, but another assistant who’s a black woman could coach at Washington | Women’s Hoops | Seattle Times.

I’m not current on women’s basketball, although I’m sure I’d like it if I watched a game.

Based on what this article states it seems entirely reasonable to make Jayda’s point that just because a sista couldn’t (or didn’t, for whatever reason) do the job previously up to expectations, it’s shallow and ultimately racist to conclude that based on what black woman’s job performance we don’t want to consider hiring another black woman for the same job again.

interracial, interrace, black women

Just a woman as a woman.

One has nothing to do with the other, just as one black woman is not the same as another you’d find somewhere else. Grouping people together by how they look and their physical phenotype is racism.

Kerry Washington’s Snub “Scandal”

Kerry Washington, for those unfamiliar with the actress, is the star of the ABC television programScandal” in which the actress portrays a real-life character who is a DC political power-broker and “fixer” of the highest caliber.

English: Kerry Washington at Metropolitan Oper...

English: Kerry Washington at Metropolitan Opera’s 2010-11 Season Opening Night – “Das Rheingold” (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Um, yes please?

In the series, which just finished its first season to very positive reviews and the only program on contemporary television featuring a black woman in the lead role (which to me is pathetic).

But we’re to believe in the TV Emmy nominations that were announced last night, on July 21st, 2012, we’re to believe that Kerry Washington’s performance does not deserve even an Emmy nomination.

The fact that Kerry Washington didn’t even get an Emmy nomination, (forget about winning the award, she’s not even in the running), when so many other lesser programs have cast members getting the nod has been mentioned already in other blogs and sites. They’ve called it “scandalous,” which is a cute play on the title of the television series title itself.

I’ll take it a step further and call it not only “Scandalous” but also the Emmy organization itself not wishing to acknowledge Washington’s ability, the programs “Scandal” itself (and the interracial love affair taking place in the series), and the issue of interracial love. If the inflated “Veep,” can be nominated for an Emmy, can you honestly tell me “Veep” is better than “Scandal?”

Is it racism? I don’t know. But I do know the oversight is unfair and ignoring an excellent series, and I have to wonder if their oversight does not have something to do with the series’ focus on an adult interracial relationship between a black woman and a white President.