- Racial comedy
Racial comedy refers to
comedythat 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
slaveryand 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-Americancomedians rely on racial comedy.
Famous racial comedians include:
Some shows that rely on racial comedy include:
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