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Thin line between funny and distasteful

Originally Published: July 17, 2009
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

One of the funniest comedy skits I've ever seen is Dave Chappelle's "racial draft," in which the cutting-edge comedian makes brilliant use of racial stereotypes to point out the absurdity of those who become overzealous about racial identity.

Chappelle, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, George Carlin and George Lopez all have taught us that, when it's done correctly and intelligently, racial humor can be extremely funny.

But that wasn't the case with Dallas Cowboys tight end ...

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