'SNL' hires Sasheer Zamata, first bla...

'SNL' hires Sasheer Zamata, first black female cast member since 2007

There are 87 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from Jan 6, 2014, titled 'SNL' hires Sasheer Zamata, first black female cast member since 2007. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

NBC's comic institution "Saturday Night Live," criticized recently for a lack of diversity, said on Monday that it was adding a black woman to its repertory cast when new episodes start again later this month.

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#95 May 1, 2014
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Spirit Of Radio

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#96 May 1, 2014
Jumper The Wise wrote:
But is she funny?
No. She is not the least bit funny. It was a token black hiring to fill a quota to make the producers appear politically correct. They obviously went after the first black woman they saw with no process of elimination among a pool of prospective candidates. There was no pool. They just threw her in the show to shut the blacks up because she has no comedy talent whatsoever.
Jumper The Wise

Morgantown, KY

#97 May 1, 2014
I have seen her on the show flipping through channels.

I am not yet a fan.
crackerbox

Carrollton, GA

#98 May 1, 2014
How many White People belong 2 the NAACP? How many Black college's are out there? How many White People participate in Black Miss America? I can go on and on but why bother..Black people expect 2 be encluded in all aspects of the White race when all these Black groups exclude White's..
But White's are the racists..Well screw being polictically correct SNL should of not hired anyone under pressure.BTW,I wuld rather eat paint chips than watch SNL again..Just a "TOKEN".

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#99 May 2, 2014
crackerbox wrote:
How many White People belong 2 the NAACP? How many Black college's are out there? How many White People participate in Black Miss America? I can go on and on but why bother..Black people expect 2 be encluded in all aspects of the White race when all these Black groups exclude White's..
But White's are the racists..Well screw being polictically correct SNL should of not hired anyone under pressure.BTW,I wuld rather eat paint chips than watch SNL again..Just a "TOKEN".
I imagine more WP are NAACP members than you'd think. In fact, at least one of the founders was White, and slave ownership had been in his family.

I'd love to see race-specific pageants for all races, and not just minorities. That said, there is beauty in all races.

I get your point, but there are a lot of things you don't know. I went to school with a White teen who joined the "Black Culture Club" at school, and might have even been made an officer in it.

Some of the "Black" scholarship programs are more class-based than racial, so if you are White and grew up in a mostly Black neighborhood, went to mostly-Black schools, and grew up below the poverty line, and you show merit, you just might be able to get a "Black" scholarship. If I am not mistaken, this has actually happened. Or, the stipulation for getting the scholarship depends on where you will go to college, so in that case, if you choose an HBU school, there might be funds available. Even if you are White, the college still gets the money, and that helps keep it open for Black students. Plus there may be government quotas and stuff, so they'd have to have token WP in there.

And even opposing groups and hate groups work together on occasion. Like what about when the ACLU defends the KKK's right to pick up trash and be recognized on a state sign for it?(Eg., the Adopt a Highway program.) Or when the NAACP and the local chapter of the KKK meet together to oppose immigration? The goals are different (one is concerned with poverty and unemployment, and the other with bigotry), but they agree that excessive immigration is a bad thing.

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#100 May 2, 2014
Ah, the Miss Ginger World pageant. Eagerly awaiting the firebush competition. 8^0

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#101 May 2, 2014
Uh Clem wrote:
Ah, the Miss Ginger World pageant. Eagerly awaiting the firebush competition. 8^0
I was thinking more in terms of Miss Spotted World. That would be a tad less race-specific. There are some Black freckled people too. I've met at least 3 spotted BW. I don't know how that works. I thought theomelanin was a recessive trait, unless maybe in certain races it becomes co-dominant or something. But then again, it might be separate genes. But still, how would they be able to produce both kinds? Or at least produce one kind with heavier distribution in spots.

I think I know where to ask this. That can be asked on a Q&A service I help supervise as a volunteer (over 1000 supervisors). Matter of fact, I should see if they need any vandalism cleanup. I've dealt with the most vandalism for about 2 days in a row there that I've ever dealt with. Really, you'd revert the answer, and then give the user a warning or a block.The blocks are for repeat offenders. For the IPs, you give them short blocks since there is no way to message them. To add to the confusion, they have a bot that is asking and answering seemingly rude questions. "When was the album Dirty Wh*res released?", and another bot is flagging them as offensive as false positives. So that creates a lot of extra work.

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