Adam Corolla for marketing in what could be one of the most racist conversations I’ve heard in quite some time. Here he is implying that African Americans and Hispanics have some sort of short-circuit in their genes that prevents them from having close families, becoming educated and advancing in society.
Yeah. Did I mention how racist it was?
“What’s wrong with them?” asked Carolla. “I want to know why those two groups don’t have access. Are they flawed?”
Newsom quickly attempted to steer the conversation elsewhere. “I don’t want to have a sociological debate,” he said.
“I want to know why [Blacks and Latinos] are struggling,” Carolla continued. “Do Asians have this problem? Why do so many [Blacks and Latinos]? Blacks have been here longer than we have. What about Asians—they were put in internment camps. Are they at the check cashing places?”
“Why are [these problems] concentrated in the African American community?” Newsom responded. “Look at the history. It’s naïve to suggest that those things don’t matter.”
“How about the Jews?” asked Carolla. “No problems in the past? Whose had it worse? Why are the Jews doing well? [...] Why do some groups do so much better? I’ll tell you why: They have a family who puts an emphasis on education.”
And don’t try to tell me he was joking. It was a serious conversation with Gavin Newsom and not a stand-up routine or a comedy sketch.
Now, I could write volumes on this and perhaps I will. But suffice to say, there are more whites on welfare than African Americans. And there are millions of quite successful African Americans, including and especially the president and First Lady. That said, there’s 300+ years of American societal oppression, slavery, demonization, segregation, neo-slavery, Jim Crow laws, lynchings, terrorism, Southern Strategy politics and continuing racism that will take a considerable amount of time to overcome. Hell, and it’s dinks like Corolla who continue to perpetuate racial resentment and anger because they’re not smart enough to understand the historical struggle and the hurdles African Americans have had to clear. No other demographic group has endured such ongoing oppression in America. None.