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Video:Sometimes It Takes A White Dude To Get Real About Racism


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JL
- 645 days ago - upworthy.com
Watch comedian Louis C.K. give an uncomfortable history lesson on late night television. This might just be the best use of a Jay Leno appearance I've ever seen.



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Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:55 pm
Very frank interview

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Jude Hand (59)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:20 pm
Good for him! I don't know where the idea of its being uncomfortable came from; perhaps for Jay Leno. Noted with pleasure.
 

JL A. (273)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:21 pm
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John B. (158)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:23 pm
Thanks J.L. for the link. He said it well. Diffidently a good and upfront guest appearance. Viewed and noted.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 3:30 pm
George Carlin would be proud of this man.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 6:22 pm
hm... I find this quite strange..may be I misunderstood .
 

Frank S. (461)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:42 pm
Racism and slavery in any form was, horrible and is still evil, and there is nothing funny about the great suffering, sadness, and separation from their countries and loved ones that those people endured. How those poor people’s tears must have fallen from such great anguish and suffering and much at the hands of Christians of that time period.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 12:37 am
Sometimes that's what it takes to help get the point across. Truth and honesty. Thanks.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 6:40 am
As Frank pointed out, I don't consider laughing about such serious and tragic issues any appropriate reaction..
 

JL A. (273)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 7:16 am
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Mitchell D. (130)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 7:59 am
As Robert points out, and as some of the best political comedians have demonstrated, sometimes it takes an unexpected twist of phrasing to get the point across. The suffering is not funny, and i did not perceive this fellow making fun of the suffering, though I guess one can extrapolate all sorts of things.
For me, a big part of the point is that American slavery did not end all that long ago, as in the span of the lives of 2 70 year old people. It is like the idea that the freeing of the serfs, in Russia, did not happen all that long ago, either, and the serfs were slaves.
 

JL A. (273)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 10:46 am
Excellent observations Mitchell! You cannot currently send a star to Mitchell because you have done so within the last week.
 
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