Igniting A Cultural Conversation On Race: Putting The Trayvon Martin Tragedy In Context Relating To The Dehumanization of Young Black Males in America

Last Saturday night I was out at a bar enjoying a momentary respite from my family reunion weekend when the news of the Zimmerman verdict came on the overhead TV. At the moment I remember thinking: "I'm really shocked - but then again, I suppose I shouldn't be". And I remember a sinking feeling in … Continue reading Igniting A Cultural Conversation On Race: Putting The Trayvon Martin Tragedy In Context Relating To The Dehumanization of Young Black Males in America

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Was That Supposed To Be Funny?

Many thanks to my friend Tom for forwarding this NPR article. In it we read about an Anthropologist / stand-up comedian who has been studying why we laugh and what makes a joke funny. Interesting stuff and since it is New York based also goes along with this week's theme.  And for the record, I … Continue reading Was That Supposed To Be Funny?