Chris Rock’s political modulation.

 

Lots of insight from Chris Rock tonight. Some predictable whiny racial victimization posturing, but some lucid points, as well.  Ultimately, he gave, he took, he produced an entertaining product all could consume with equanimity.

 

 

For instance:

This whole no black nominees thing has happened at least 71 other times [previous years]….
I’m sure there were no black nominees some of those years.
Say 62, 63…
And black people did not protest: Why?
Because we had real things to protest at the time. We were too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won the best cinematographer.

And later:

The only way to get black nominees…

you need black categories!