All That Glitters Isn’t Gold… and It Definitely Ain’t Post Racial Bliss

By Gina Acebo Jan 12, 2009

by Gina Acebo I don’t watch 30 Rock, but I’ve enjoyed Tina Fey’s impersonation of Sarah Palin during the 2008 election season. But this bit at the Golden Globes? I’m not lovin’ it. Likely reaction of the room to the comedic bit: folks are smiling politely across the table, picking at their Golden Globe desserts, and whispering to fellow guests, "Well, I did vote for Barack Obama… that counts for something, yes?" Hmmm…. Bottomline: I’d bet my lunch money that Tracy Morgan’s every day experiences in Hollywood and beyond are a far cry from post racial ANYTHING. Case in point: He thanked the Foreign Press Association because "a black man can’t get no love at the Emmys."