WATCH: YouTuber Says We Weren't So Obsessed with Race When TV was Better
Everything is racist these days (see Alec Baldwin Claims Trump is Punishment for America’s Racist Past and Pin-Head Professor Believes Yoga is Racist, Oppressive, and Full of White Privilege). Social media -- really, mass media in general -- would have you believe we've never been a more racist country than we are now. YouTuber Eric July thinks that's ridiculous. He makes a compelling case in this YouTube video, especially when he gets to the TV shows we used to watch.
I recommend watching all eight minutes. The "oh, I used to love that show" part comes in around 3:00.
This goes to what I've discussed before: how people have found a way to monetize hate by creating it where it doesn't exist. In this instance, a constant barrage of media telling us how we aren't diverse enough. Or how [solve for x] isn't being equally represented on television. Does anyone really believe we've gotten less diverse than we were in the 90s? If so, you might want to cut back on your Vox and BuzzFeed.
Imagine social media in the 90s. Friends would be attacked for not having enough Afrocentric transgender dwarf paraplegics. In Living Colour would either be too political or not political enough depending on the day of the week. And the cast of All That would be bombarded with stories wondering how that diverse cast is still managing to get along "in this current political climate."
The bottom line, if you find yourself getting angry by what social media is showing you, log off of Twitter and get onto Hulu. Or, log off completely and get fresh air.