Chris Rock has created a minor stir in Post-Racial America with his new song Crackers. Well, actually it's not new, it was recorded in 2004 but not released, but has somehow got out onto the internets... not sure if Rock himself had anything to do with that. It's a parody Hey Ya by Andre 3000 of Outkast - sure, it's a bit dated now, but it wouldn't have been in 2004.
So watch and make up your own mind - funny? Racist?
(If you are unaware of the pejorative racial term "cracker", look here.
Chris Rock - Crackers (Outkast's Hey Ya Spoof ) [Unreleased]
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Personally I thought it was pretty funny actually. I like the idea of lyrics revolving around black rage being set to a happy tune for white folks to dance to. But I get why it wasn't released at the time. Bit too inflammatory. The "shake him like he called you a nigger" bit is funny and clever, but is effectively incitement to racial violence, which is rarely a good thing.
But remember that sometimes the best comedians are the ones who have the cojones to say what others deem to controversial. And for every Chris Rock routine that oversteps the boundaries of acceptability, there is another that tells some serious uncomfortable truths.
White people problems
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