Racist Stuff White People Believe
The Cracked Podcast #70 April 13, 2015
The entertainment industry has a great way of being subtly racist while proclaiming their open-mindedness. Case in point: the Sony email hack revealed the studio didn’t pursue a sequel to the Denzel Washington film ‘The Equalizer’ because “the international motion picture audience is racist.” No, not America, we solved that whole racism thing, it’s the rest of the world that’s racist.
Look at the triumph of new network shows like ‘Empire’ and ‘Black-ish.’ The media decries their success as random or flukey when actually there’s a much simpler and less demeaning explanation for their accomplishments: people want to watch shows about the African-American experience and it’s a market that’s vastly under-served.
This week on the podcast, Cracked editor-in-chief Jack O’Brien sits down for 3 conversations about the racist stuff in pop-culture that white people just don’t see. First, he is joined by Kevin Avery of ‘Last Week Tonight’ and ‘Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period,’ then he hops on the phone with Kid Fury and Crissle West from ‘The Read,’ and wraps up with a conversation with ‘Yo Is This Racist?’ host Andrew Ti.