Quezahne Wallis and the Errant Tweet

There is none so deaf as he who will not hear.

Those who think seem to suggest that it’s okay to call a woman a c*nt but not a young girl child.

Those who think that others (Wallis’ family) won’t get the intended humor. (Baratunde of the much beloved Jack and Jill political blog)  What exactly was the basis for that? 

Those who refuse to acknowledge that this has something to do with an Academy that is over 90% white and 70% male.

Those who refuse to fathom that the tweet is about both race and gender. 

Those who think the greater sin is pointing out the tweet.  Or that everyone should just let it go… Or that the apology shouldn’t have been made.

The children of Fox News and shock jock radio are here. And it’s not pretty.


About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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