I did not watch Chris Rock’s opening monologue. As some of you may know, I’m recovering from surgery, and my body told me to shut down and go to sleep and I did. I woke up about 6:30 Los Angeles time well into the Oscars.
Set I have had the opportunity to read the transcript of what he said on stage. And reading that monologue first tells me that this man is very well grounded. He’s brilliant! And what he said about race relations in Hollywood translates across the board. That’s about race relations, not about the fact that minorities are much poorer and less educated because of a system that fails them. So it’s much as I appreciate where he’s coming from vis a vis Hollywood we have so much work to do to repair generations of neglect in minority communities. And not to get political here, but people like Donald J Trump make that repair process much more difficult.
If you watched the show and his monologue, read it now and see how maybe through the laugh lines he hit right on point.
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