Monday, April 23, 2007

Essay 2038

Unequal employment in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• A new study by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation shows women make 20 percent less than their male counterparts one year after college graduation. And ten years after college, the gap widens to over 30 percent. Which means Donald Trump saved some serious loot by hiring Stefani on The Apprentice.

• Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove argued with singer Sheryl Crow and director Laurie David over global warming during the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. At one point, the discussion got ugly when Crow reached out for Rove’s arm, and the man spat, “Don’t touch me!” Crow replied, “You can’t speak to us like that, you work for us.” Rove responded, “I don’t work for you, I work for the American people.” Crow crowed, “We are the American people.” Rove could have answered, “Yeah, but I make over 30 percent more than you!”

• NYPD sergeants and officers are in trouble over calling female cops “nappy-headed hos” within days of Don Imus’ ouster. One Black detective was looking for the station sign-out book when a White sergeant snapped, “Don’t give me no lip before I call you a nappy-headed ho.” In a separate incident, three Black female officers were targeted during roll call by a Latino sergeant shouting, “Stand-up, hos.” Another officer chimed in, “They’re not just hos, they’re nappy-headed hos.” Don Imus tried to blame rappers for his racist outburst. Guess these NYPD guys will blame old, White shock jocks.

• A Chicago Department of Transportation supervisor is in trouble over racist and sexist comments made on the job. The supervisor’s acts included donning a red tablecloth on his head and proclaiming himself a “grand wizard,” referring to immigrants as “fucking foreigners,” and calling a Black employee “Magilla Gorilla.” He’ll probably try to blame Magilla Gorilla for the racist words.

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