Roseanne S10E07 "Go Cubs" *WARNING SPOILERS* *LEFTIST RANT*
This episode was hot garbage. Roseanne is spying on her new neighbors. Her new neighbors are Muslim. She thinks they are terrorists because they have a shitload of fertilizer in their yard. Roseanne and Jackie have this basic ass discussion about race. None of the dialogue brings anything new to the topic of race. Also, there are black characters in the scene that are friends with Roseanne, therefore Roseanne isn't racist despite saying some really ignorant shit. Cut to Dan and his business partner in the Mexican restaurant where Becky works. They meet a guy they made a construction bid with. That guy said Dan and his partner were underbid. Dan says, "Are you using illegals?" The dude just leaves. Dan's partner is black, therefore Dan is not racist. Now they are back at the house and Roseanne and Dan are having this horseshit discussion about "illegals" and how they are stealing jobs and because of this, the hardworking middle class suffers. (This is bullshit. this is some shit dreamed up by conservatives to blame people of color for the hardships of the white middle class and the actual fault is with deregulation and corporate greed.) So then, Roseanne's wifi goes out and they go over to the Muslim neighbors' house to ask them to use their password. The couple let's them. Near the end of the episode Roseanne sees the Muslim woman at the grocery store. The Muslim woman's EBT card doesn't have the funds to cover her groceries. Roseanne saves the day by lending her the money, but not before the cashier says some very racist shit to her. After all that transpired in this episode, they made the minimum wage working cashier the big racist bad guy and they turn Roseanne into this inclusive savior. This is the ultimate cop out punch down and I was stunned by this. The shit about "illegals" really set me off. I can't believe this is still a thing that people think is true. Now, I understand Roseanne is a Trump supporter in real life, so I know what I'm getting myself into, but this episode can seriously GFI. I am usually slow to get offended, but this got me in a bad way. I'm so tired of this fake news shit turning decent hard working people into racists so that the rich and super rich can make a few extra bucks. Also, I understand we are a big tent here and if people disagree and wish to say so, that's fine. I just wanted to get this off my chest and this is really the only outlet that I deemed safe to do it. Not trying to start anything. I love you guys. I'll see you in another thread or on twitch or youtube soon.