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Comedy, Politics

8:46 – Dave Chappelle

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8:46 – Dave Chappelle

Netflix Is A Joke

Jun 12, 2020 / 27.20 min

Need help understanding the protests going on in the USA?

Dave Chappelle, in an incredible twist of fate doesn’t even have to tell jokes. He as become one of the most powerful voices in America, by just voicing his opinion in a funny but mostly serious and undeniably political way.

This is not your average comedy set (not only because of the unusual setting) and Chappelle starts off by acknowledging it as he asks the audience “Is this weird?”

The jokes are scarce and he mostly focus instead, on listing other accounts of police brutality (and police culture, that prevents/doesn’t reward a officer from telling on another officer for their wrongdoing) towards black man and women.

Chappelle storytelling abilities allow him to wrap all this behind his personal experience, in what is a very compelling performance.

Politics

Scenes from protests, riots across the U.S. after killing of George Floyd

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Scenes from protests, riots across the U.S. after killing of George Floyd

CNBC Television

Jun 1, 2020 / 2.19 min

We thought long and hard if we should post the video of George’s Floyd killing (the unarmed black man died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes despite cries from Floyd that he could not breathe) or a video of the unrest that followed with protesters and police clashing, riots, vigils and all sort of public displays.

In the end we chose the last option, not because the video itself was more relevant or interesting but because we believe the aftermath of this event is now of great importance.

In such a social, political and racial divided society as is the US, police (and police violence) has been a major player in adding fuel to the fire. Thus, any or no changes coming from this may play a big part in American politics in the near future (especially with an election coming up).