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Racist or not racist?

There were several items that I had noted and was planning to write about but found that The Daily Show and The Colbert Report had addressed them well. So I am handing it off to them.

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(These clips aired on November 13, 2013. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)

Comments

  1. jenBPhillips says

    The ‘parenthetical’ Colbert segment made me laugh out loud. Seriously, has this Cohen guy been fired yet?

  2. left0ver1under says

    The irony (read: hypocrisy) of Palin’s words is that she’s a defender and enabler of the economic slavery and indenture she claims to be against. She’s a profiteer of the corrupt political and economic system that puts people in perpetual debt.

    And as for Cohen…ugh, I can’t say anything civil. I’ll stick to calling him incohrent.

  3. dysomniak, darwinian socialist says

    There are definitely legitimate points to be made about the role of debt in maintaining the current system of wage slavery. Shockingly, Sarah Palin manages to make exactly none of them.

  4. invivoMark says

    I have recently had a falling-out with one of my friends. It turns out, he’s the character that Jason Jones was playing, only he was being serious. The guy just did not understand the concept of privilege, and took so much offense at the suggestion that he misunderstood racism that he immediately broke off all contact with me.

    Privilege is a very difficult concept to understand for those who have it. He’s a very smart guy otherwise. I’ve struggled with the concept myself, too, although I made a conscious effort to learn it. I think that Daily Show clip did an excellent job of depicting this dynamic.

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