Dr. Phil, Is Racism In America A Joke?

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During a recent taping of the Dr. Phil Show, Singer/songwriter Kathy Bee sadly discovered that only a small segment of her heartfelt story concerning the subject of "Racism in America" would be aired. Most of the air-time was primarily devoted to three comedians who were acknowledged as "experts" on the subject of racism.

I only hope that when this show airs, that viewers will not take this important serious issue of racism…lightly. It's not a joke!

Singer/songwriter Kathy Bee responded to an email posing the question, "Do you believe that racism still exists in America and have you ever been a victim of racism?" Bee immediately shared her heartfelt story about "Racism in the Country Music Industry" from the point of view of a female (Black, Irish, Indian) American Country Music Entertainer. Bee's response roused the interest of producers from the Dr. Phil Show. After being contacted by these producers, Kathy Bee agreed to be a guest on the Dr. Phil Show, sincerely believing that her story would help people realize how racism damages lives, hurts people and should not be tolerated in America. Bee's next task was to produce and send a home video of her story.

During the recent taping of the Dr. Phil Show, "What No One Wants to Admit" Kathy Bee sadly discovered that only a small segment of her painful story, concerning the subject of "Racism in America" would be aired. Most of the air-time was primarily devoted to three comedians who were acknowledged as "experts" on the subject of racism.

"Had I'd known in advance that I was going to be pouring my heart out about a very sensitive subject, to a group of comedians…I would never have agreed to participate." Bee adamantly states. "I only hope that when this show airs, that viewers will not take this important serious issue of racism…lightly. It's not a joke!"

The show is scheduled to air on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009.
The uncut version of Kathy Bee's home video that will not be seen on Dr. Phil can be seen on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujIckmW3V0k) and on http://www.kathybee.com.

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