NBC’s Superstore is an obnoxiously woke show that is, thankfully, in its final season. This year it jumped on the Black Lives Matter bandwagon by calling BLM protests “99% peaceful.” But it took the “systemic racism” propaganda to new heights this week in the episode “Hair Care Products” on January 14.
In this episode, the store, Cloud Nine, makes the corporate decision to no longer lock black beauty products behind anti-theft glass. The show is mirroring decisions this year from companies like Wal-Mart, CVS and Walgreens to no longer allow some of its stores to place such products in locked cases. The truth is these stores make these decisions based on which items experience high amounts of theft in their branches. This is why electronic products are often also behind locked cases.
But in the era of BLM corporate shakedowns, every decision is presumed to be based on racism, not law and order considerations like which products are most often stolen. After the store employees liberate the products from the locked case, the acting manager, Dina (Lauren Ash), decides the store needs to think of all the different ways it can eliminate racism. She assigns black employee Garrett (Colton Dunn) to take the lead on identifying race issues in the store.
The store’s white main manager, Glenn (Mark McKinney), who is quarantined at his home because of COVID, calls in repeatedly because he is agonized with guilt that the hair care products had been locked-up. He decides to make reparations to all the store’s black employees by having a black-only pizza party for them.
Soon, other employees of the store want to get in on the party and find ways to join by arguing their own oppression based on a particular ethnicity or disability. When white, non-disabled employees ask if they may have some pizza, too, woke white employee Jonah (Ben Feldman) informs them that, “The pizza’s actually just for our employees of color. The break room is kind of a safe space for historically marginalized.” Dina puts it more bluntly, “No whites allowed! Beat it!”
From his home, Glenn learns that now some of his white employees feel upset at how they have been treated. He calls Garrett at the party and asks him if some of the white employees may have pizza, too. Garrett’s response is an insight into the toxic thinking that is tearing the United States apart.
Glenn: So Garrett. How are those pizzas? Are you enjoying them and feeling appreciated?
Garrett: People seem to like them, but I think we’re good on pizza, Glenn.
Glenn: Yeah, well, it just… Some of the white employees were upset that they didn’t get any pizza, and, you know, the point of all this was to make everyone happy, so–
Garrett: I thought the point of this was to apologize to the Black employees. Either they’re reparations, or they’re not.
Glenn: Okay, well, can’t you think of it like this? Like, for you, the pizzas are reparations for racism. And for the white employees, they’re reparations for not getting pizza.
Garrett: Okay, so it’s an all lives matter pizza party? Fine, great. Okay, that’s perfect. Attention, all Cloud 9 employees in all departments. Please report to the break room for pizza because apparently, now everyone gets pizza. Never mind that the basic infrastructure of this country makes it so that one group of people gets way more pizza than others! Or that some of us spent over 400 years forcibly making pizza for white people!
This is the divisive “anti-racist” nightmare critical race theory advocates envision for our country. Something as simple as a pizza party becomes a source of resentment and victimization. The whole episode is bizarre. In the end, the white employees buy Garrett ten pizzas because they feel bad about…what exactly? The fact that they were unhappy when their employer segregated employees and gave a benefit to only one group based on the color of their skin?
The BLM movement and its push to use “systemic racism” as an excuse to divide Americans of all classes and backgrounds is a poison in our country. It also is a poison for comedy. Superstore’s episodes are often unfunny. “Hair Care Products” was downright cringe-worthy.
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