If the Laura Ingraham controversy isn’t proof Americans sees race much more than many of us would like to admit, I don’t know what is. Parkland survivor David Hogg has it right. Laura Ingraham is ONLY apologizing for money as she didn’t offer famed basketball player LeBron James an apology after saying the athlete shouldn’t opine politics but should “just shut up and dribble.” Nor did she lose one sponsor over this racist comment. In 2018, in the United States of America, there are no consequences for a white woman telling a prominent black man to shut up, stay in his place, forget his own skin color and keep entertaining fans while men who look like him are repeatedly executed by police. However, when Laura Ingraham mocked a white teen survivor of a mass shooting, the response was swift. I must admit, when it comes to lining up these right wing nutjobs, hellbent on continuing to divide our country, I don’t care about the method as much as the outcome. In other words, whomever, however and whatever it takes to bring down Fox News and it’s cronies, I’m here for it. If you’re a serious activist yet not calling for boycotts, you’re not doing it right.
Ingraham has alway had a lucrative career as a snarling, sarcastic, racist, xenophobic, homophobic shrew in the deplorables market. But before this, as a student at Dartmouth in the 1980s, Ingraham became editor of the conservative Dartmouth Review. She directed one of her reporters to infiltrate a meeting of the campus LGBT group and record students’ conversations. Laura Ingraham then published the transcript, outing many of these students to their classmates, and sent tapes of the meetings to the students’ parents. This was a time in history when being gay could totally ruin a person. To my knowledge, Ingraham never apologized to her former classmates or their parents. Further, her views on the LBGTQ community only softened once she witnessed her gay brother and his partner cope with AIDS. Ingraham supports civil unions yet is against marriage equality.
Ingraham’s time has come. When you get dragged by a teenager, you had it coming for a very long time. Bye Miss Laura. You won’t be missed.