I bought my Mum a DVD Box set of Law & Order for Xmas.
Sat with her today and watched a few episodes.
The first disc had one of L&O’s occasional ‘race’ episodes. Like every previous ‘race’ episode, this one portrayed black people as hysterical, touchy, unreasonable, and unjustifiably obsessed with racism.
As always in L&O, the defence attorney was slimey, unscrupulous and cynically playing the race card. And, as always, there’s a black politician who is a ruthless demagogue using the issue of race further his career.
The only people in the story to be impartial, ethical and reasonable were the police and prosecutors. Poor them, they spend the whole episode battling hysterical black people who fantasize non-existent racism everywhere and, by demanding special treatment, create racism themselves.
So, no disrespect to my Mum, fuck off Law & Order.