Day By Day

Monday, January 30, 2006

Competitive Victimhood

A few years ago at the OJ trial many upper middle class women were outraged to discover that, despite massive efforts to change public consciousness, the racism paradigm trumped the female victimization one. Now the Screen Actors Guild has just chosen"Crash," a racially-themed film over "Brokeback Mountain" for the ensemble cast award, despite an immense pr campaign to promote the gay-themed film. In the hierarchy of approved victimhood it would seem that racism still holds the trump card.

Read about the award here.

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