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‘SNL’ adds black woman to cast
wina.com ^ | 1/7/14

Posted on 01/07/2014 6:09:19 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

“Saturday Night Live” has hired comedian Sasheer Zamata as a new cast member for the late-night comedy sketch show, a spokeswoman for network NBC said on Monday, months after the program was criticized for a lack of diversity among its female cast.

Zamata, who stars in her own internet comedy series “Pursuit of Sexiness,” will be the first African-American female cast member since Maya Rudolph left “Saturday Night Live” in 2007.

“SNL” came under criticism in October for its lack of female diversity...

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KEYWORDS: blackwomen; diversityshmiversity; race; sasheerzamata; snl; tv
Why isn't NBC accused of racism by Al Sharpton?
1 posted on 01/07/2014 6:09:19 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Has SNL ever had a black female cast member?


2 posted on 01/07/2014 6:10:30 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: SoFloFreeper

And Maya was half-White.

And she was Not Guilty in Idiocracy.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 6:10:55 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maya Rudolph is black?


4 posted on 01/07/2014 6:11:24 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder how many Freepers still watch this trash?


5 posted on 01/07/2014 6:11:26 AM PST by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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To: Ted Grant

They had one member that I know of, she would play “Queen Shaniqua” on Weekend Update.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 6:11:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: clintonh8r

Her mother was Minnie Ripperton.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 6:12:01 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Why isn’t NBC accused of racism by Al Sharpton? “

Better yet, why didn’t they just move him over to SNL. He’s a total joke anyway. It would have been a lateral transfer.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 6:12:01 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Ted Grant

Ellen Cleghorn.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 6:12:04 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

SNL hasn’t been funny in decades.


10 posted on 01/07/2014 6:13:10 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: dfwgator
I did not know that.

/Johnny Carson voice

11 posted on 01/07/2014 6:13:18 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Ted Grant

I can think of two. Ellen Cleghorne and Maya Rudolph.


12 posted on 01/07/2014 6:13:58 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ll bet NBC engaged in “racial profiling” to hire her.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 6:14:15 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: clintonh8r

“Maya Rudolph is black?”

No, Half-frican, like obumer.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 6:14:43 AM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Quality over Quantity, always
15 posted on 01/07/2014 6:15:15 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t bring change for the drink machines because they only take tokens.


16 posted on 01/07/2014 6:15:40 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: 9422WMR

Halfrican?
Did you make that up yourself?


17 posted on 01/07/2014 6:15:44 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; All
FYI..Daily Caller says "Lorne Michaels bravely hires UNFUNNY black woman"

The article has several videos of her stuff..include her characters..I think her Mochelle Obama is pretty funny..spot on

18 posted on 01/07/2014 6:16:10 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: SoFloFreeper
“SNL” came under criticism in October for its lack of  negroid female diversity...


</reality check>

19 posted on 01/07/2014 6:16:51 AM PST by tomkat (unreconstructable)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m just amazed Saturday Night Live is still on. It hasn’t been remotely funny in 20 or 30 years.


20 posted on 01/07/2014 6:17:05 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thank goodness!, now I can rest easy


21 posted on 01/07/2014 6:19:49 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: SoFloFreeper

geez... this is news???

“Stop the presses! SNL hired a NE-GRO!!!”

Who the hell cares except the idiots in the media who filed this report?


22 posted on 01/07/2014 6:20:09 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: ken5050
Antidote to laughter Lena Dunham

LOL!

23 posted on 01/07/2014 6:22:01 AM PST by Drew68
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ellen Cleghorn part deux.


24 posted on 01/07/2014 6:22:30 AM PST by EEGator
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To: CaptainK

“Halfrican?
Did you make that up yourself?”

Actually no - its fairly self explanatory as a description.


25 posted on 01/07/2014 6:25:25 AM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: 9422WMR

I thought it was clever. I just never heard it before


26 posted on 01/07/2014 6:27:44 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This will be a “jumping the shark” moment for SNL.

Once they start hiring for reasons of diversity instead of talent all bets are off.

.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 6:30:23 AM PST by Mears
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To: SoFloFreeper

This morning I heard part of one of her “routines” on the radio (a Charlottesville station was touting the fact that she graduated from UVA).

I concluded that she was not hired for her comedic talent.


28 posted on 01/07/2014 6:33:22 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Ted Grant
I forgot about this woman, Danitra Vance. She did one season. She past away at age 40 from breast cancer.


29 posted on 01/07/2014 6:33:33 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

Also Danitra Vance


30 posted on 01/07/2014 6:35:28 AM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Mr. K

"What a silly negro."

31 posted on 01/07/2014 6:36:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: william clark

See post #29


32 posted on 01/07/2014 6:37:04 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Mears

Has there ever been an Asian cast member?


33 posted on 01/07/2014 6:37:25 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is not just happening on SNL, have you noticed the sudden increase in black actors in TV commercials? I think that the ad agencies who accept Public Service Announcements PSA’s are being extorted by the criminals in the Obama regime to put more blacks in ads.


34 posted on 01/07/2014 6:45:32 AM PST by tom paine 2
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To: SoFloFreeper

An African-American comedian ... and *this* is news?


35 posted on 01/07/2014 6:48:32 AM PST by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: dfwgator

“Has there ever been an Asian cast member?”

-

Yes.

Samurai Futaba.

.


36 posted on 01/07/2014 6:48:47 AM PST by Mears
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To: tom paine 2

Blacks in advertisement has increased exponentially in the last 10 years. I always chuckle when I see the local alarm company commercials with a white perp and a black family. I’m equally amused when all of the high end jewelry store and auto lot commercials feature black families.

Statistically speaking, a black “family” with an actual married mother and father is almost unheard of. Couple that with the staggering black unemployment numbers and the high likelihood of familial failure in the black communities, and it becomes clear that the point of putting blacks in advertisements is to prevent the advertisers of being accused of racism.

Meanwhile, white men are being portrayed as criminals and incompetents in commercials and TV shows, but you don’t hear a hue or a cry from white men.


37 posted on 01/07/2014 6:49:02 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: CaptainK

I guess I started saying it after Haley Berry claimed she was the first black woman to win an academy award. Then the camera panned over and they showed her anglo-white mother!
Whaat? Looks like there’s more in that family tree than BLACK.
Halfrican is not used to be inflammatory, only descriptive.


38 posted on 01/07/2014 7:03:25 AM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: dfwgator
"Has there ever been an Asian cast member?"


39 posted on 01/07/2014 7:03:48 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: SoFloFreeper

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where comics will not be judged by the color of their skin but by how funny they are.


40 posted on 01/07/2014 7:25:37 AM PST by MNnice
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To: SoFloFreeper

41 posted on 01/07/2014 8:01:54 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Ted Grant

They might have one now, but the burning question is: Is she gay?


42 posted on 01/07/2014 10:52:53 AM PST by DPMD
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To: SoFloFreeper

Because he draws a paycheck from them.


43 posted on 01/07/2014 10:56:48 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: dfwgator

Rob Schneider.


44 posted on 01/07/2014 11:31:47 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: dfwgator

Fred Armisen is 1/4 Japanese.


45 posted on 01/07/2014 12:39:18 PM PST by SoothingDave
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