Last night, Crissle West of The Read sat on a panel hosted by WNYC. At the event, “Micropolis: Funny or Racist,” she and three other comedians discussed how comedy and racial discourse intersect. After the floor was opened for questions, a White male audience member suggested that Sarah Silverman’s sketch in Blackface should not be taken at face value. He said that he did not believe that she was “making fun of Black people when she does Blackface” because “Black entertainers had to do Blackface to get jobs.” Crissle was having none of that and set the man straight. Watch the epic takedown below.


Crissle from The Read got this man together! Video Credit: WNYC/The Greene SpaceWatch the entire panel here:

Posted by For Harriet on Thursday, May 28, 2015

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