Racial comedy

Racial comedy

Racial comedy refers to comedy that purports to identify humorous differences between the various races of humans.

It is a source of controversy, since racial comedy can be used to marginalise and exploit minority races. In earlier times, racial comedy was used to entrench racist policies such as American slavery and the White Australia policy, as well as to rally citizens to the war effort in World War II.

Racial comedy might also be seen to emancipate minority groups. Many African-American comedians rely on racial comedy.

Famous racial comedians include:

* Dave Chappelle
* Chris Rock
* Richard Pryor
* Carlos Mencia
* George Lopez
* Ari Shaffir
* Russell Peters

Some shows that rely on racial comedy include:

* Blazing Saddles
* Madtv

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