Dolores Huerta, the civil rights, workers and women’s advocate who co-founded the United Farm Workers of America in 1962, was named one of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Friday. The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the the United States. The awards will be presented at the White House in late spring.
But no, think about it. Mostly white people in a contained space with money whose daily actions threaten to tear the moral fiber of the nation? This is the paradigm for lots of reality television, no? I think what kills this idea is the fact each show would need to come with a glossary of terms.
“With standup, it’s more interesting to hear about people’s failures than their successes. You don’t want to hear a story, like, ‘I went up to this hot girl and everything worked out fantastic. We’re dating. Everything worked out great. Good night!’ … People would be like, ‘I hate that guy.’ It’s much more endearing to hear someone going through the same struggles we’ve all gone through.”—Aziz Ansari on his self-depreciating humor. (via nprfreshair)