Hollywood has gone over-the-top with its social justice messaging.
The entertainment industry has leaned decisively Left for decades, but it’s only ramped up in the last four years.
Now another TV show is pushing a nauseatingly “woke” agenda with their latest episode.
Over the past four years, it seems like every “comedy” has dedicated at least one episode to “woke” social justice messaging regardless of the show’s context.
The latest example comes courtesy of ABC’s The Goldbergs, a sitcom that takes place in the 1980s.
In a recent episode titled “Eracism,” Adam, a member of the titular family who’s in high school, gets “woke” on the issue of race after watching Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing for the first time.
He has a conversation with friends at his school who let him know just how naive he is:
Adam: What’s stupid about being concerned with racism in the streets and pizzerias of Brooklyn?
Dave: You don’t honestly think that racism’s only happening in a single borough, do you?
Adam: It’s spread to other areas of New York? Have we lost Staten Island?
Dave: Racism’s everywhere, man.
Brian: Yeah. It’s in the school.
Adam: Really? I mean, our school’s not exactly a model of diversity, but I’ve never witnessed any racisms.
Dave: Well, it’s here. And you call racist acts “racisms.”
Adam: I never said I was an expert. But, luckily, I have strong opinions. I was thinking our group’s motto should be . . . “Eracism.”
The most telling part of the exchange occurs when Adam admits he isn’t an expert, but has “strong opinions.”
That sums up the progressive mindset in a nutshell.
Racists obviously existed in the 1980s and they exist today, but they are not indicative of American society as a whole.
No other country has dealt with such a large and diverse population as well as America has.
But instead of focusing on America’s move toward tolerance and equality, leftists want to stay in the past and harp on grievances.
In this episode of The Goldbergs, Adam’s black friend says that the English teacher only calls on him when they’re reading Othello.
That’s a far cry from slavery and Jim Crow, but the leftists of today would argue the opposite.
Do the Right Thing came out in 1989, so the show could’ve touched on the economic progress made by all Americans – particularly blacks and latinos – during the Reagan era.
For example, from 1980 to 1990, the black median household income increased by 31% above inflation, compared to 19% for white households.
But Leftists are more concerned with narratives than facts, and they use entertainment to perpetuate their narratives.