Why Ask Why

*Why do some black people complain about the diversity of the mostly majority private schools they send their children to?
*Why did President Obama’s just forced out Social Secretary Desiree Rogers need to go to an MTV dinner and other entertainment functions to get acts to appear at the White House (I would think that by working with the first black president she could just sit back and let the acts come to her)?
*Why is airfare so expensive to travel just about anywhere to the continent of Africa ($2000.00 per person isn’t unusual)?
*Why pay for first-run movies in theaters when they come out on DVD a couple of months later?
*Why are students committing suicide at an alarming rate at Cornell University?
*Why are folks still struggling in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina?
*Why is slavery on the rise in the United States?
*Why are their so few Native Americans showcased in the media in a positive light?
*Why are racist events happening at Wal-Marts across the nation (black Barbies selling for less and someone accessing the speaker system at a store telling all black people to leave)?
*Why was I, me of all people, not accepted into the graduate chapter of a sorority?  (Hmmm, their loss)
*Why was ‘Precious’ star Gabourey Sidibe nominated for an Oscar?
*Why is it taking so long for water and food to get to Haiti?
*Why did it take so long for U.S. troops to get to Haiti?
*Why are some so concerned that Haitians might come to the U.S.?
*Why can’t everyone just wish that Haiti can come back from the earthquake devastation?
*Why do people pay attention to ignorant and nasty folks like Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson (just ignore ’em)?
*Why do folks just throw out their Christmas trees on the curb (poor trees)?
*Why do banks get a break from their bad debt and hardworking people don’t?
*Why would Tiger Woods and/or his people make up such silly stories about his car accident?
*Why is President Obama sending more troops to Afghanistan?
*Why should we feel sorry for Rush Limbaugh who was dropped from a group trying to buy an NFL team?
*Why in the year 2009 did a white judge in Louisiana refuse to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple?
*Why are so many celebs, politicians and seemingly regular people coming to the defense of the recently arrested filmmaker Roman Polanski for raping and drugging a 13-year-old back in the ’70s when he was in his mid-40s?
*Why don’t more news shows cover missing people of color like CNN’s “Issues With Jane Velez-Mitchell?”
*Why does the trailer for Disney’s first black princess movie, “The Princess and the Frog,” look exceptionally bad?
*Why don’t celebs like Whitney Houston and Mackenzie Phillips stay off Oprah and get professional help?
*Why do some comedians continue to use the f-word every two seconds in their routines?
*Why don’t folks check to see if they have plumber’s butt when they sit down?
*Why do Republicans liken the Obamas to monkeys and then deny that they didn’t mean any harm?
*Why is it important for Congress to make sure that an apology for slavery doesn’t mean a nod toward reparations?
*Why are women forced to leave the hospital only 24 hours after having a mastectomy? (For more info, check out my links section).
*Why did a 13-year-old boy tell my daughter of the same age that he loves her?
*Why does the new Honda Insight look like a Toyota Prius?
*Why are there still racially segregated proms?
*Why do right-wing, wacko talk show hosts still insist on calling U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, an “activist judge” and a “radical?”
*Why don’t Miss California USA’s family values have anything to do with posing for nude pictures?
*Why do many gay people do not agree with gay marriage?
*Why didn’t President Obama keep his promise to adopt a shelter-dog?
*Why are there non-profit organizations set up to help fund veterans’ healthcare?
*Why do police officers continue to abuse suspects even though they’re being caught on tape by news copters?
*Why does my 7th grader insist that her friends are going out but it really doesn’t mean that they’re going out?
*Why aren’t squirrels cute anymore?
*Why do people throw open their car doors onto oncoming traffic?
*Why do people insist upon slowwwwwllllly looking for change in their purses, wallets, and pants in the express lane at the supermarket?
*Why doesn’t Verizon Wireless have a separate line for accessories’ purchases?
*Why do banks only have two tellers working at any given time?
*Why does America’s Next Top Model have 25-year-old contestants only to have the judges complain that they’re too old to be top models?
*Why do women newscasters have to wear too-tight clothing with their bosom poking out to heaven?
*Why is Luke Walker, from 2 Live Crew fame, married to a lawyer?

why did she need to go to an MTV dinner and all this other stuff to get acts for the White House-I would think that working with the first black president she could just sit back and let the acts come to her
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5 Responses to Why Ask Why

  1. Lynn says:

    Love your “Why?” thoughts……you are so right!

  2. Carmen says:

    Perhaps there is truth to some of these why’s, but I can’t help but wonder why time and energy is spent thinking about them rather than on things we do want to see during our life time…

  3. August says:

    Why ask why–
    It was very thought provoking and intelligent. Thanks for making me MORE aware!!! Very good writing Desi!!!!

  4. 2cents says:

    generally one needs a graduate degree to join the graduate chapter of a fraternity or a sorority. otherwise, who knows.

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