It takes a lot of courage for a young Black woman to speak up in the midst of racist people. Yet, that is exactly Jessica Disu, an activist, community organizer, and artist from Chicago did on Monday’s airing of Kelly File on Fox News.
After last Wednesday’s Million Student March demonstrations on college campuses across the country, Fox News host Neil Cavuto invited student organizer Darletta Scruggs on his show to discuss the main points of the actions, which are free college, cancellation of student loan debt, mandatory $15 minimum hourly wage for all campus workers, and divestment from private prisons by all colleges and universities. While Cavuto attempted to over talk Scruggs and redirect the conversation to straw man topics like tax increases and international affairs, Ms. Scruggs stayed on topic and literally schooled him on why free college should be a priority right now.
Ever since Stacey Dash dipped her feet into the realm of political commentary, she’s been stirring up controversy.
The latest? Referring to blacks as “worthless” and “uneducated” due to President Obama’s policies. The comments came during a segment of Hannity.
Actress Stacey Dash will be joining FOX News Channel as a contributor. Dash, of Clueless and Single Ladies fame, will be seen on FOX providing “cultural analysis” on the news of the day.
Earlier this week, writer Aisha Harris composed an essay asking for a more inclusive and culturally sensitive Christmas holiday figure. Harris argued that the image of Santa Claus as a jolly, fat white man propagates the idea of whiteness as a default category, and suggested that he be replaced with a penguin.
Of course Fox News got wind of this story and had to be, well, Fox News. Anchor Megyn Kelly not only reassured folks that Santa and Jesus were white, but went on to address the “discomfort” felt by minorities due to the “truth.”
Don Lemon has come under fire for expressing agreement with Bill O’Reilly’s controversial statements regarding crime in the Black community.
In fact, Lemon says Bill didn’t go far enough.
Lemon gave Black kids five suggestions for cleaning up their act: hike up your pants, finish school, stop using the n-word, take care of your communities, and don’t have children out of wedlock.
During an appearance on Fox News’ “Cavuto on Business,” contributor Charles Payne asserted that programs like welfare and food stamps can make poverty feel “a little comfortable.”
Adding that he speaks from personal experience, Payne elaborated:
“There’s this idea that between the food stamps and the welfare and the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit and the local programs, you know, it gets a little comfortable to be in poverty,” Payne said during a discussion on food stamp usage.
With election day comes the usual fair and balanced reporting of Fox News.
Their current top story: New Black Panthers engaging in alleged voter intimidation at Philadelphia polling places. Again.
Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera is under fire after asserting that Trayvon Martin’s hoodie is as much to blame for his death as George Zimmerman, the self-appointed neighborhood watch captain who pulled the trigger.
At 8:10pm last night, Rivera sent out a tweet that said “His hoodie killed Trayvon Martin as surely as George Zimmerman.”
And he didn’t stop there, folks. Rivera took to the air and let out an offensive and totally ridiculous rant that blamed the victim rather than the perpetrator of racism and violence.