Posted by: coastcontact | December 20, 2013

Reality TV and American Culture

With more than 300 million people in the United States, America has a diversified society.  Those people living in rural midwestern and southern states have little in common with those who were born in a big northern or west coast city.  Smaller communities are just not very diverse in terms of religion or ethnic background.

When ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson claims Black People Were ‘Happy’ Pre-Civil Rights it’s his view and his opinion.

We have a set of rules that allowed the American Nazi Party to parade through  Skokie, a Chicago suburb with a high Jewish population.

Our laws allow Mr. Robertson and the Nazis to say what they want and parade in a peaceful fashion even if most of us find their words and deeds disgusting.

Private enterprise has the right to protect its interests too.  Thus GQ magazine saw its right to publish the words of Mr. Robertson.  Similarly A&E cable network has the right to end its relationship with the man.  Call it the Paula Deen effect.

WordPress is a blog medium where everyone can express their views. Readers can always go elsewhere.  Some of the things David Bancroft and I have posted caused significant objection and controversy.

You are free to express your comments to this blog. We do not reject comments that offer opposing views.

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