Thanks to everyone who tuned in to IG Live Ashley and I last night. It was not an easy conversation, and judging from many of the mentions in my tweet last Thursday in regards to Rachael attending a formal Old South event, I suppose there are many that yet I do not understand what the problem is. If that's your opinion, I suggest you listen to the direct (which I've posted below), or just read a bit about the history of how the Old South formals were created, what they represent, the Kappa Alpha Order, etc. There is much to follow on why this event is rooted in racism. And again, if you think just because people showed up to the event doesn't mean they're racist, check out our video below. It goes much deeper than a superficial question like that. I'm not going to try to pretend that I'm some kind of historian on this. I have made it perfectly clear. But I am willing to learn and educate myself more about this, what I have been trying to do these past weeks. Some of the things I have come across have revealed quite a bit to me. So all we ask is to be open-minded to discussion, instead of immediately getting defensive when people start talking about race. It's the only way that race relations will improve in this country.
Here's last night's live in case you missed it. It's also on my IGTV on Instagram:
Here is the Taylor Nolan Podcast known as “White Individuals” that I referred to throughout the reside in case you by no means heard me. This actually is a should hear when speaking to Robin DiAngelo. Right here can also be a great interview Robin makes about his e book that he seems at racism in a method that I suppose 95% of individuals don't take a look at it. And the e book I talked about on Stay is known as "So You Need To Discuss About Race", which you’ll buy here About midway via the e book and it truly asks quite a lot of nice questions on race that, once more, I suppose most individuals have by no means thought of or spent quite a lot of minutes considering.
Chris Harrison took Further final night time and spoke with Rachel Lindsay about some issues which might be occurring this season. Let's first focus on a few matters on this interview she did, notably Katie as "Bachelorette" and Heather showing:
So when requested if Katie was the "single", Chris's response was that she was not named the "single" within the "Girls Say It All" recording. No person was. Okay, sure. I corrected it in my tweet on Monday and in my column yesterday. I believed it was an fascinating response that solely centered on that a part of my tweet, however not that there are experiences that Katie shall be known as "Bachelorette Social gathering".
Then the Heather factor, she says they informed her to not present up, they usually mainly attributed all of it to Heather and Hannah. That was unusual. When you didn't need her on the present, when she appeared, you’ll have informed her to go away. So ridiculous.
After which Rachel did a 13 minute interview with Chris the place all they talked about was Rachael's social media scandal. I need all of you to take the time to see this.
Sorry, however it's completely embarrassing. Chris Harrison, the spokesperson for this present, can’t and refuses to report racism when he sees it. Dude ought to be significantly fired for that posture. I imply, it's ridiculous. The solutions she provides are EXACTLY every little thing Ashley and I talked about final night time about WHY that is mistaken. Chris may even have responded to my tweet with “hey, it was only a occasion they usually had been wearing costumes. What a factor. "Effectively, truly, that's just about what he SAID. Unreal. Let's see what number of podcasts within the Bachelor Nation name Chris up for this interview.
And right here's the opposite factor: Chris chimed in once more by saying that the present shouldn't remark earlier than Rachael. What he doesn't allow them to know, although, is that Rachael has wished to speak about it for weeks, however the present hasn't allowed it. Every part was coated by life. It wasn't till the formal images of the Previous South had been launched Thursday that the present informed Rachael she ought to make an announcement. The hypocrisy that happens behind the scenes is ridiculous and have to be denounced.
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