Why Slavery is Still Alive and Kicking…December 8, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Tags: black history, louis c.k, slavery, white guilt
I’m not thoroughly familiar with all of Louis C.K.’s comedy but from the bits and pieces I’ve gathered, he’s been described as edgy, smart, and fearless. His remarks during his appearance on the Jay Leno show are all of the above, especially given the venue (could Leno look any more uncomfortable?).
I get the sense that he wasn’t trying to be in-your-face as much as he was just trying to be clear about where he was coming from (and I love the response from the band!). In three and a half minutes he very cogently, clearly, and hilariously makes the case for why the legacy of slavery should still matter… to everyone. (h/t to Ta-Nehisi Coates)
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