“Now girl step up to this, one simple kiss, and it’s over miss.” – Big Daddy Kane, “Smooth Operator”
It really was a helluva day yesterday, folks. There was Herman Cain’s fourth accuser coming out; Dr. Conrad Murray’s verdict; the Penn State pedophile; hell, all we needed was O.J. Simpson’s jailhouse confession to killing Nicole, and it would’ve been a great day.Yes, to say that today’s news cycle has been a overwhelming would be an understatement. But of course you know who or what I’m going to talk about, right? Uh-huh, you guessed it; it’s all about mister touchy feely, Herman Cain!
So let’s see, this is week number two, and the sexual harassment claim is up to four women? At the rate that this is going, it won’t be long before Herman reaches Tiger Woods numbers. Hopefully it doesn’t get that bad, but there’s something great about all of this. Not that sexual harassment is a good thing. But anytime a black man is accused by a white woman of inappropriate sexual behavior, and white folks give him money to the tune of $1.6 million, that folks, is a sign of progress.
Now I don’t know if a southern gentleman like Cain reaching up the skirt of a white woman, is exactly a sign of our post-racialness. Some may argue that Cain being a Black Republican may be a bit jaded by his recent success, enough so to where he now sees himself as an honorary white man. However, the fact that many on the right still support this man – most of them being women – could set precedence here in America. But then again, maybe this is more of the same.
Though I joke about Cain and his situation, it’s important to note, that sexual misconduct is no laughing matter. It is not a trivial matter that can be simply laughed off on late night TV as Cain did on Jimmy Kimmel Live. If anything, Cain’s subsequent reaction s over the last week signals that as a man, he truly believes that he is above the law; and that ladies and gentlemen, isn’t a good thing. Honestly, I’d like to see him literally laugh in the face of Sharon Bialek; I really do.
Oh look, a fifth woman has now come forward!