Hi Meltingpot Readers,
I'm on a crazy deadline today for a new project I'm working on. So I thought I'd post some of the burning questions messing with my mind in the hopes that you can help me out.
1. Why or why was Juju Chang, the news anchor on Good Morning America, removed from her posting only to be replaced by a White male former sportscaster? According to the Huffington Post this was not a demotion, but it still seems fishy to me. Since the morning cast already includes two White men, doesn't it seem a little odd that they'd replace a woman of color --who happens to be a darn good reporter -- with another White dude? Help me understand this please.
2. I recently finished Junot Diaz's Pulitzer Prize winning work, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and enjoyed it very much. But I was left scratching my head over Diaz's liberal use of the N-word in referring to the Dominican Oscar and his other Dominican peeps. Did I miss something? When did Dominicans become Black? Last I heard the last thing a Dominican wants to be known as, it's Black. But maybe I'm wrong. Or maybe Black is taboo but referring to oneself as a N-word, is okay. Anybody care to shed some light on Dominican racial politics?
3. Did anyone else watch Grey's Anatomy last night and cringe through the whole ridiculous episode? Here's a show that is trying to grapple with same-sex marriage, single motherhood, infertility, interracial relationships, and serious medical issues, all in a one-hour time slot and they decide the show could be even more exciting if they make all of their actors sing their lines. Yes, you heard me. Last night, in one of the most intense and horrific episodes, the producers of Grey's decided to turn the show into a musical. Why? That's my only question. Why? Did anyone else besides me watch the show with the volume on mute?
I'm waiting for your answers people. I'm listening.