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‘Especially as a Woman of Color’

Posted on | August 4, 2016 | 63 Comments


The left-wing Democrats who operate the educational bureaucracy in America have hammered the “social justice” mentality so deeply into the psyches of young people that they don’t even recognize it as a ideology. Unable to think except within the formulaic boundaries prescribed by political slogans — “Equality!” “Progress!” “Diversity!” — the 21st-century Progressive Youth mindlessly invoke these amorphous concepts in banal clichés, seemingly unaware of any possible alternative worldview.

Last month at the annual Comic Con, there was a panel featuring the executive producer and several cast members of The 100, an apocalyptic science-fiction series on The CW network. The question was asked by a fan: “What does it feel like to be some of the best, most complex female characters on television for like you as an actor?”

To this, Eliza Taylor (who plays Clarke on the series) answered, “It is an absolute honor. I cannot tell you how many times I have played the dumb blonde slutty best friend of some guy, you know, that whole character. I’ve done that for 15 years now and [in The 100], I’ve been able to play someone smart and strong and responsible and worthy and . . . it gets me emotional because it makes me so happy I love that we’re in a day and age now where women can be portrayed that way.”

So, prior to the 21st century, no woman was ever portrayed as smart, strong, responsible and worthy, according to Ms. Taylor.

Next up was Marie Avgeropoulos, who plays Octavia on the show, who said, “I’m an auntie. I have nieces and nephews, so I’m just happy that they can watch TV and look up to me. I’m doing something positive, and inspiring . . . not just women, but you know, young boys as well, or just people in general. . . . Nowadays . . . I find young girls are looking up to the wrong kind of things. . . . My niece’s friends are wearing, and I was like, ‘Wow, I was not wearing that little of clothes at your age.’ So it’s pretty cool that we get to, you know, play warriors and really smart mechanics or doctors and, yeah, we have the best job ever.”

So, we are informed, The 100 — and other TV programming — is not entertainment, but is essentially didactic in purpose. It’s all about “inspiring” young people to emulate the values portrayed on TV.

Finally, the question went to Lindsey Morgan, who plays Raven on the series. She answered: “I personally am extremely grateful because as a woman, and especially as a woman of color . . .” Some women in the audience began whooping, and Morgan shouted: “Yeah!”

What? A “woman of color”? I looked at the video and wondered what this young starlet with the Total White Girl name “Lindsey” was talking about.
A quick check of Wikipedia: “Lindsey Marie Morgan was born in Georgia to George Morgan and Alice Burciaga, and raised in Houston, Texas. She is of Irish and Mexican descent.” Let us stipulate that, however “Mexican” Ms. Morgan’s mother might be, when your parents’ names are “George” and “Alice” and your surname is “Morgan,” it’s not as if your life story is some up-from-the-barrio struggling Chicana narrative. My brother-in-law’s mother is Mexican, but his surname is “Powers” and he certainly would never expect his two children — blue-eye white kids growing up middle-class in Ohio — to describe themselves as “people of color.” If Ms. Morgan’s maternal ancestry is slightly more apparent than that of my quarter-Mexican niece and nephew, it’s not so obvious that she’s likely ever to have been subjected to slurs, stereotypes or discrimination.


Right. If Donald Trump gets elected, Lindsay Morgan will be deported, or so we might be expected to believe from her “woman of color” rhetoric. Yet this is a typical expression of the same social-justice mentality that makes Eliza Taylor pretend that women on TV were never portrayed as smart, strong, responsible and worthy until The 100 debuted two years ago. Everything is about the Heroic Struggle Against Oppression, and TV series are just political sermons on behalf of the Democrat Party.



63 Responses to “‘Especially as a Woman of Color’”

  1. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2016 @ 8:28 pm

    Me too, but I’m 1/4 Lumbee, so even if I didn’t perpetuate conservative bad feelz, I don’t count as any part Native American because my grandmother didn’t come from one of the “cool” tribes. And I’m 3/4 Scottish, but since I’m not decended from Duncan MacLeod, I’m not the “right” kind of Highlander, either.

    This SJW “identifying as” thing is hard!

  2. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

    Well, for right now at least, we can criticize our asses off. We better enjoy it while we can, though.

  3. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2016 @ 8:31 pm

    Maybe she brought in a native Mexican caviar and sea bass dish to share with the class.

  4. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2016 @ 8:36 pm

    Uh, wait…did…did…you just say “always”? I think you did, there it is bolded. I thought you “always” objected to the use of “always”. Hahahaha!

    P.s. I think you should own the “pagan of color” thing. I’d love to see that type of virtue signaling in a tweet. I’m getting good feelz from the thought of the cognitive dissonance you’d induce.

  5. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2016 @ 8:37 pm

    You’re a racist for identifying that as racist.

  6. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2016 @ 8:37 pm

    Who should’ve referred to himself as a “scapegoat of color”.

  7. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2016 @ 8:39 pm

    And, going back a few years, what about the Hebrew Judge, Deborah? Yeah..suuuuure…she was none of those things. /sarc

  8. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2016 @ 8:41 pm

    Your son needs to go to a reeducation camp, I’m afraid.

  9. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2016 @ 8:43 pm

    *sigh* I miss the good ol’ days of patriarchal oppression, when everybody knew their own race and sex.

  10. NeoWayland
    August 5th, 2016 @ 8:53 pm

    Well, that is a little awkwardly worded, isn’t it?

    I meant that for the blank of color, it’s their concerns until reality hits them over the head with a whiffle bat and a five pound sack of flour.

    That’s actually mostly the definition of “pagan of color” from my lexicon. It’s one of those borderline issues I usually bite my tongue about.

    Unless things get escalated.

  11. Steve Skubinna
    August 5th, 2016 @ 9:08 pm

    We need to update Andy Warhol:

    “In the future, everybody will be Hitler for fifteen minutes.”

  12. Grandson Of TheGrumpus
    August 6th, 2016 @ 10:53 am

    Well, Neo, I suspect that when a person completely lacks one it defaults to the other.

  13. NeoWayland
    August 6th, 2016 @ 11:01 am

    Good point.

    ?How we treat the Other may be the defining mark of a civilization.?