INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.
Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed filmmaker Warren D. Robinson (image below).
Rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West, as known as Ye, has been stirring up a great deal of controversy recently with a number of troubling and racist comments. In the process he has also sent both traditional and conservative media into a tailspin as they seem to not be sure just how to cover West. “For traditional media West doesn’t fit the narrative they created and propagated for so long, remember they loved him when he was saying ‘George Bush doesn’t care about Black people’ so now that he loves Trump they’re not sure what to do about him.” So says entertainment executive, producer and attorney Warren D. Robinson, “They know how to cover White racist, they’ve done that for years, but a Black Hollywood celebrity who’s racist against White people(as most Jews identify as White) they don’t know what to do with that.” Likewise Robinson believes West also poses a similar conundrum for conservative media. “They love him because he is the highest profile minority to parrot their talking points. His love for Trump, being anti-cancel culture and even his praise of the slogan White Lives Matter, which we know has been used by White nationalist groups as a rallying call, because if West does it they can’t be accused of being racist while still embracing the Racist who use that expression.” Ultimately Robinson believes both sides are afraid of looking like hypocrites and that only benefits West. “We just haven’t seen the push from the media to “cancel” him like we have for others who have frankly said less harmful things. So he keeps getting interviews and platforms to share his destructive views and no doubt increase his celebrity which will ultimately increase his pockets.”
According to a statement, “Entertainment executive and producer, Warren D. Robinson believes that when organizations are willing to have open and honest conversations about race and their own bias they can commit to meaningful change. We have seen this recently in the form of Hollywood award shows, particularly, the Grammys and the Academy Awards (Oscars). The Recording Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have both taken concrete steps to diversify their ranks and address inherit biases in their voting processes. As a result we have the most diverse crop of award winners/nominees, respectively, we’ve ever seen. Contrast that with the scandal and production shutdown currently at CBS’s The Talk, which resulted because a co-host was unable to properly engage in a conversation about race, address her own bias and commit to doing better. ‘The key part to every conversation’ Warren says, ‘starts with listening. Listening and hearing are different and if you are unable to listen then you are unable to have a conversation.’
“Warren D. Robinson, is an avid and accomplished entertainment executive, motivational speaker, host, life coach and award winning producer who created the wildly popular series, Buried by the Bernards, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
“Warren has served as an entertainment consultant, manager and producer, facilitating, appearing and negotiating high powered deals on behalf of his clients in front of such companies as: Warner Brothers, BET, CNN, Freemantle, Best Buy, TV ONE, Netflix, Lifetime, Fox News, WE TV, E!, NBC Universal, Viacom and more. In addition, Warren’s entertainment prowess includes coordinating, partnering and/or producing events for: legendary actress Pam Grier, Taraji P Henson, Gabrielle Union, Vivica A Fox, Soul singer Eddie Levert (of the O’Jays), Comedian Mike Epps, Angie Stone, Flavor Flav, the Indianapolis Colts, Donna Joyner-Richardson, Stephanie Mills, Erykah Badu and Tom Joyner among others. Warren graduated from Indiana University (B.A.-Political Science) and Howard University School Of Law (J.D.).”
Learn more about Warren D. Robinson and his work here.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE