Hari Kindabolu– Indian-American comedian on race in America

This is Kindabolu’s first appearance on The David Letterman Show– he’s been very well-received and his debut album Waiting for 2042 is out now.

What do you think of Kindabolu’s act? What is he saying about race in America? What is he saying about diversity and identity?


Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and the gender and race bias at the Golden Globes

In her Huffington Post article  “‘Too Much Estrogen’: The Golden Globes, Chris Christie and Men Who Don’t Want to Share Culture,” Soraya Chemaly addresses accusations that the Golden Globes had “too much estrogen” with some hard facts about the gender and race disparity in the media and a good dose of satire. For extra credit, read the article and answer one or more of these questions, using Chemlay’s article to support your argument, in 300 words or more:

1. Why is it important for women to have a stronger presence in the media specifically?

2. Why is even a small increase in female presence in the media is so threatening to some men? What’s the solution?

3. How can humor support equality and raise awareness of gender and race discrimination? How can it hinder it? What’s the difference between those types of humor?

Remember to cite!

70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show


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