When the pantheon of civil rights heroes is formally full, who can be included among the many well-known names? Martin Luther King, Jr.? Abraham Lincoln? The Okee Dokee Brothers?
Nicely if that final title is unfamiliar to you then you definately’ve missed out on one of many newest heroes in America’s present BLM-fueled anti-racism period — or as we conservatives prefer to name it — the sluggish suicide of western civilization. In line with conservative outlet The Day by day Wire, Grammy nominated kids’s music group, The Okee Dokee Brothers — together with two different acts — declined their Grammy noms as a result of the award class didn’t embrace artists of shade.
The outlet reported on January 4 that three acts declined their respective “2021 Finest Kids’s Album Grammy” nominations as a result of none of 5 acts within the class included an individual of shade. In different phrases, three units of white guys gave up their probability at successful a Grammy due to their pores and skin shade. Discuss obnoxious advantage signaling.
“Alastair Moock, Canine on Fleas, and the Okee Dokee Brothers all asserted that the dearth of nominees of shade catalyzed them to show down their nominations,” the Day by day Wire claimed. Artist Alastair Moock, whose album was even about well-known historic folks of shade “together with The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Harvey Milk, and Rosa Parks,” acknowledged, “After this 12 months, to have an all-white slate of nominees appeared actually tone-deaf.”
Wow, that’s courageous. Although in his sacrifice, his album — which may have imparted classes about folks of shade — won’t obtain the broad acclaim it may have gotten. “However I don’t need it like this, the place the enjoying subject’s not even,” Moock added. Nicely we hope the adulations from woke Twitter felt higher than a Grammy.
The Okee Dokee Brothers, who received a Grammy in 2013 (when it was nonetheless considerably acceptable for white males to be pleased with their accomplishments) introduced on January 4 that they’d be declining their Grammy nomination as effectively.
In a tweet, the Brothers clarified that although they’re impressed with the Recording Academy’s “new leaders” and their “pondering” on “Variety, Fairness & Inclusion,” they felt as if the establishment “didn’t have sturdy illustration from folks of shade on the Kids’s Music Nomination Overview Committee this 12 months.” Once more, why pursue success when being a loser for fraudulent and morally-flimsy causes can earn you as a lot or much more fame?
Joe Mailander, one of many two Okee Dokee Brothers, instructed NPR he “thought that it was the strongest factor we may do, to face with folks of shade whose albums are too typically overlooked of the Grammy nominations.”
The three kids’s acts composed a joint statement for the Recording Academy, stating that they “couldn’t in good conscience profit from a course of that has traditionally neglected girls and artists of shade.” Although a lady, Joanie Leeds, had been one of many nominees of their class. Nevertheless Leeds accepted her nomination, and never with out her personal advantage sign. She acknowledged, “I didn’t decline as a result of my album is absolutely about empowering younger girls. I imply, I’ve 20 girls on my album. So for us, it was prefer it was type of counter to our empowering girls message to step down.”
Yeah yeah, they’re all heroes. Each single considered one of them. Gag us.