Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Daily Show - "Is Blackface Ever OK?"

Among the most-read posts I've written on this blog were the ones relating to blackface - about the infamous Hey Hey It's Saturday incident, and the reaction to it, and also about whether such racially-based humour can ever be acceptable.

You can check those here:

Racial humour - is it ever okay?

An Aboriginal perspective on blackface

Message from a black man on black face

Controversy over blackface Jackson 5 skit

Anyway, it turns out that those good folks from The Daily Show have been pondering the same thing. This is from last week, and like all the best of their stuff, it's both funny and totally on-point. Featuring "Senior Black Correspondent" Larry Wilmore, who like all the Daily Show crew has a wonderful sense of timing and dry wit.

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