Many times we laugh at things because we’ve become socially conditioned to minimize their importance. Laughter can then become highly political- the reason *why we laugh at things is political in itself- we just need to ask the right questions to question the source of that laughter. Similarly, anti-black, anti-Asian, anti-gay, “crack whore” “jokes” still participate in putting these people down through ridicule of people’s race, gender, class, and sexuality.

– Professor Georgina Guzman


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