Bill Maher has long since been known to ruffle more than a few feathers during the course of his career. His spicy commentary often leaves bad tastes in the mouths of some but also offers a dose of reality in some instances.
Last Friday, the host of HBO’s “Real Time” kept it all the way real about racism in America in 2021, calling to question some of the concerns about the nonstop narrative on race in our nation.
“Am I wrong to not want to see race all the time? Because that’s how I was brought up. Like, that’s what a good liberal does, is you don’t see race. And now, they switched it all around, and I’m bad because I don’t see it all the time. Is ubiquity even effective? To make people aware of this issue at every turn?”
Many black and brown conservatives already agree: The race conversation is tiresome. While far-left activists seek to put minorities in the spotlight, Maher says his black friends privately say they would rather “blend in.”
If America truly is a melting pot, it doesn’t serve us to compartmentalize each and every ingredient and focus on them individually. That’s not how a society comes together. Rather, each ethnic group, creed, faith or idea, etc. should blend and become one.
Maher asks “…am I wrong to not want to see race all the time? Because that’s how I was brought up. Like that’s what a good liberal does, is you don’t see race.” Is Maher wrong to think that race has become a sort of overstatement?
Isn’t it ironic how the political ideology that professes equality seems to specifically point out “people of color” at every opportunity? Weren’t they supposed to share the ideals of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, who once said to judge people not by the color of their skin but the content of their character?
And to continually advocate for issues based on skin color – is that not a form of judgement based on race? To assign problems to people? Maher is right: Now it’s all we ever talk about.
People may dismiss Maher on account of his use of the N-word and other crude commentary, but he is certainly on the money here. So many advances have been made in the name of civil rights. We certainly can’t claim that we have it worse off than our forefathers who made significant sacrifices for simply being black or brown — it would be a slap in the face to say the opposite is true. In a country where we have both a black president and a Jamaican and South Asian female vice president in the same generation (among minorities in other high positions) there is definitely a gap between what far-leftists think is a thoroughly racist society and what is actually reality.