@WGAEast Diversity Tax Credit aiming to “tangibly” increase number of women and people of color in writing and directing roles faces opposition: Thede urges public support


The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore writer and performer Robin Thede is using her platform to support the Writers Guild of America, East’s proposed amendment to the Empire State Film Production Credit. The diversity tax credit is facing opposition, despite aiming to “tangibly increase the number of women and people of color in writing and directing positions” by allotting around $5 million of New York’s $420 million credit for film and TV production to projects that hire qualified women and people of color in writing and directing roles.

She is urging people to voice their support for the WGAE’s amendment — which passed the New York State Assembly but still needs to pass through the Senate — by emailing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and two key state senators by June 16.

“I know it requires more than a retweet or just pressing the ‘like’ button, but aren’t we all craving a little more sophisticated communication these days? Your small effort can literally make TV and film better and help provide opportunities to countless qualified writers and directors. And it’s free!”

Actually, if McDonalds workers make $15 an hour your mcdouble will NOT cost you $5.

Stop saying this. Stop believing this. This is exactly what bigger corporations want you to believe. This is the real deal though:

 If Minimum wage had gone up over the years with inflation like it should have, minimum wage workers would be averaging fourteen dollars an hour. Fourteen dollars an hour is what’s called a ‘living wage’. If minimum wage had gone up with inflation like it was supposed to, it would have benefited the economy and no, a mcdouble would not cost five dollars.
It’s really important that you understand that minimum wage stopped increasing years ago, and inflation kept going- making everything significantly more expensive but not giving anyone the wages to afford it all. Now, we’ve reached a point where people CAN’T go to school because they’re too busy clocking in at three different jobs where they only make six dollars and forty cents an hour after taxes, and they either don’t have time for school or don’t have the money.
The “get a better job” mentality is a super privileged way of thinking. If you can afford both, that’s awesome. You do you.
A lot of people can’t afford to do both.

Now, you’re probably starting to think: but, a job flipping burgers shouldn’t pay more than the job I went to school for!

This is what you failed to realize before you started complaining about how someone else has it better than you even when they actually don’t:

If minimum wage had gone up, then everyone else’s wages would have risen too. You would still have more money than poor people. Don’t fret.

Also, if you really are just greedy, think of it like this:

the poorer people are, the more they need government assistance, which (thank you kindly) is paid with the tax dollars contributed by you fifteen dollars an hour making people.