Aw, this makes me so happy!
OMG, I wish you knew how much I love the first one from 1988!
Coming to America is one of my top 5 all-time favorite comedies - I know every line, and I still laugh when I watch it, and it still gets quoted by everybody (see, I'm not the only one) - and you can bet your arse the quotes people use are, and never have been, Louie Anderson's jokes!
(For what that means, read #3 below ;)
Great timing, Eddie - we need you back, SO much, right now :)
For those of you who didn't see this interview, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall appeared together on Jimmy Kimmel the night before last.
(It gets funnier as it goes along - and just a forewarning, there's a little bit of "nasty" humor, at the end - but it's freakin' hilarious. I 'bout fell on the floor, laughing. The kind of thing that's both shocking and hilarious at the same time. But hey, that's classic Eddie Murphy - how long did you think he was going to hold off on the potty mouth, during an interview?)
So Trump took a picture of the interview, wrote "No Trump!" on the picture with a sharpie, took a picture of it again with the sharpie comment added, and then emailed it to Arsenio, just to illustrate how mad he was that Arsenio didn't mention him - and this 4 years before he ran for president!
"Well, I wrote the exact same thing with a sharpie on my ballot, last November."
Because it was a blockbuster and considered in the top most beloved comedies of all time - and when I said that people still quote lines and jokes from that movie, no one ever quotes Louie's jokes from that film - sorry ;)
There were a few complaints that one of the slides in the presentation - again, which was non-mandatory - featured a slide entitled "How to Be Less White" - which one employee put a picture of the supposed slide on LinkedIn - but these complaints were never substantiated, as this slide was never proven to actually exist or be a part of the actual presentation.
Even some of the complainants later admitted they don't remember actually seeing a slide that expressly said that - they just "got that overall impression" - with some even suggesting that the slide posted on Linked In was simply that particular employee, giving their opinion of the overall message of the slide presentation.
When non-complainant white attendees were asked about this, they said things like (paraphrasing):
"If that slide was included in the actual presentation, I honestly don't remember it. Even if it was, I wouldn't have taken it literally and seriously - I would've taken it as tongue-in-cheek, to make fun of ourselves, while still making a point. I mean, we DID volunteer to be there, to learn how to further shed our own implicit racial bias."
All of this, of course, leaving me with the "overall impression" that if it's true that there never was an actual slide, the complainants just "got that overall impression" - then whose fault is it that they saw themselves in general instruction not to be arrogant, assume they're right, and non-inclusive of other races as stereotypical white people?
Secondly, even IF that story were 100% true the way the alt-right told it - which it's not - then your next action should be simply talking to one single, unafraid black man about his lifelong experiences with racism. He'll give you at least 10 stories of literally being "forced" to cater to white people, as a black man, just based on his own personal experience alone.
Then, perhaps your very next step might be to read more about the logical fallacy that is "Whataboutism" before you give another weak-ass, centuries-old "what about?" white-man argument as deflection of the issue?