Last week the Supreme Court voided the part of the Voting Right Act that singled out the south for special scrutiny, arguing that times have changed.
Really? There’s a TV show called Big Brother. The premise, like many of its ilk, is that it puts a group of disparate, young, attractive and dumb people together in a closed environment and watches them do stupid stuff on hidden cameras. Today it fired one of the “houseguests,” Aaryn Gries.
According to TMZ, Gries firing came after she used several racist and homophobic slurs in conversations with two other cast mates, GinaMarie and Kaitlin. Gries reportedly made derogatory comments about multiple houseguests, telling an Asian American contestant to “shut up and go make some rice” and referring to a black cast member by saying, “be careful what you say in the dark, you might not be able to see that b—-.” Gries also described a gay contestant as a “queer.”
Miss Gries, of course, is from Texas.
Justice Roberts apparently hasn’t noticed that most of the time, when there’s an egregious bit of bigotry, from shooting a kid to using horrible language, it’s frequently someone who speaks with a Southern drawl.
At some point it stops being coincidence and becomes evidence.