SNOHOMISH WASHINGTON NEWSPAPER Wednesday, September 20, 2017   
Snohomish Times News
Home | Business News | County News | Entertainment | Local News | Photo Gallery | Prep Sports | Roads Traffic News | Snohomish News Archive | STSPN.COM

American Success - Merit and Hard Work

KTKO AM1380
Published:2016-01-17 Column
American Success - Merit and Hard Work    Print Snohomish Times    
American Success - Merit and Hard Work

By Glenn Mollette

I saw the movie Concussion and personally believe Will Smith should at least be nominated for best actor. The movie is also worthy of a best picture nomination. I am not basing this opinion on the color of Will Smith's skin. Smith is a brilliant actor who happens to be black. I didn't watch Concussion thinking this is a good movie because Smith is black. Concussion is an extremely well made movie with a star actor.

The only reason I can see that Smith should have been nominated for an Academy award is because of his performance. He should not have been nominated because he is black. Actors and actresses should be nominated to receive Academy awards based on performance and not the color of their skin. Why was Will Smith excluded from nomination? Was it prejudice? Was it pure stupidity? Or, did the scorecards simply not tally in Smith's favor?

I have hundreds of African American friends who I have worked closely with for years. However, I am not for promoting anyone for a nomination because of skin color. Nor, am I for excluding anyone because of skin color. Jobs, nominations, promotions and attainments should always be based on merit, skills, ability, training and hard work.

America is rapidly changing. Multi nationalities and religions are flooding this country. What will happen in America? Will the Muslim population band and protest against Hollywood? Will Asians boycott American theaters?
Will every color and nationality eventually have it's own awards show. For example will we have an Academy for Asians only or an Academy for Muslims only?
I don't think the current Academy should exclude anyone because of color nor should they nominate anyone just because of color. Nominations should be based on merit. This year they missed an appropriate nomination in my opinion, but that's just my opinion.

America has to operate on merit and hard work. We are a multicultural nation. Jobs and promotions across our nation on all levels must not be based on reaching a numerical quota of any certain race or nationality. Law abiding, hard working citizens should never be passed over because of race or religion.

We have a long way to go in America. Everything we do must be inclusive of all. Every beauty pageant, television network, sports team, election, factory, grocery store, market place and subdivision must be open to all who abide by the rules and work hard to be good Americans.




Published: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Search warrants served in Everett Search warrants served in Everett
Multiple law enforcement agencies assisted the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department with the service of a search warrant at several locations within Everett on Thursday.


Published: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Bricks on Fire Bricks on Fire
‘Bricks on Fire’ Firehouse-Building Competition Set for Saturday


Published: Thursday, September 07, 2017
Lt. Rogers to serve as Snohomish Police Chief Lt. Rogers to serve as Snohomish Police Chief
The Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Lt. Keith Rogers has been selected as the new Snohomish Chief of Police.


Published: Monday, August 28, 2017
Firefighters extinguish fast moving brush fire Firefighters extinguish fast moving brush fire
Just before 1:29 pm on Friday, August 25th, a single engine was dispatched to a report of a fire at the intersection of 132nd St SE and 39th Ave SE.


Published: Monday, August 21, 2017
Girls Attacked in Snohomish Girls Attacked in Snohomish
Four girls ranging in age from 8 to 12 were walking along the Interurban Trail when the suspect approached them



Traffic Conditions Published: 2017-07-09
Fatal Hit and Run Accident UPDATE
Published: 2017-07-08
2017-19 State Budget
Published: 2017-07-08
Community Transit to Hold Job Fair
Published: 2017-07-07
Overnight Drive-By Shooting
Published: 2017-07-07
Tuning up US 2
Published: 2017-07-06
Shooting was related to a drug deal
Published: 2017-07-07
Fatal Hit and Run Accident NB on-ramp to I-5 at 4th St.

PUBLIC MEETING

Snohomish Sports Network

Advertisement

Live Police Scanner

Snohomish County Sheriff, City of Snohomish,
Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Everett - Police & EMS/Fire


Speedway Chevrolete

Advertisement

mondotimes
The Worldwide Media Guide

 


SNOHOMISH contact