#009: The “Comedy Trumps Fragility” Episode
Hosts Raquel Cepeda, Tanner Colby, and special guest Jay Smooth discuss white fragility, the Donald Trump effect, and political correctness in comedy.
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Our guest host for this episode was Jay Smooth, a New York-based hip-hop scholar and cultural commentator best known for his award-winning Ill Doctrine web video series. Born and raised in New York with a love for hip-hop and passion for social justice, Smooth started his career at WBAI radio, where in 1991 he founded New York’s longest running hip-hop radio show, the Underground Railroad. Mixing the latest independent music with political commentary through a hip-hop lens, the Railroad helped break artists including the Wu Tang Clan, Naughty by Nature, Jean Grae and Natural Elements, and was recently cited by Chuck D as home of “the best hip-hop conversations.”
Watch Jay's two most recent video blogs:
12 symbols of Southern pride actually worth celebrating
On Amy Schumer, comedy & dealing with criticism
Follow Jay on Twitter @JSmooth995
White Fragility | The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy
A Conversation With White People on Race | The New York Times
White People and the Fear of Misspeaking on Race | WNYC
White People | MTV
Is Donald Trump For Real?
We must take Donald Trump seriously: Enough of the F**kface von ClownStick | Salon
Thank You, Donald Trump! | The Huffington Post
No Thanks, America Ferrera -- A Chicana Response to 'Thank you, Donald Trump!' | The Huffington Post
Why supporters like Donald Trump | CNN
Trump Rally With Sheriff Joe Arpaio Will Be Single Most Anti-Immigrant Event of the Year | Slate
Keller @ Large: Don't Take Trump's Poll Numbers Seriously | CBS News
An Open Letter to Donald Trump | The Huffington Post
Republican Candidates Ted Cruz, Donald Trump To Meet; Senator Defends Businessman's Immigration Comments | The International Business Times
Scott Walker's dilemma: Will GOP voters settle for the bland Donald Trump when they can have the real thing? | Salon
Polls be damned, Trump proclaims: 'The Hispanics love me' | Daily Kos
One of the biggest arguments against taking Donald Trump's campaign seriously is evaporating | Business Insider
National Review Stories Tagged 'Donald Trump' | The National Review
Donald Trump’s Wrong. Mexicans Aren’t Going to Rape You. | Politico
Donald Trump leads GOP field in latest poll | Politico
Arizona crowd welcomes Donald Trump's tough stance on immigration | The Los Angeles Times
Donald Trump Is a Rapper | The New Yorker
Comedy and Political Correctness
Chris Rock: College Kids 'Too Conservative' In Their Attempt to Be Politically Correct | Truth Revolt
How political correctness drove away comedians from campus | The College Fix
Jerry Seinfeld: PC college students 'don't know what the hell they're talking about' | Entertainment Weekly
10 famous comedians on how political correctness is killing comedy: "We are addicted to the rush of being offended" | Salon
Amy Schumer: comedy's viral queen | The Guardian
Amy Schumer Isn't Politically Correct | The Atlantic
The Persecution of Amy Schumer: Political Correctness and Comedy | The Daily Beast
Yo, Check This Out: Recommendations
What Happened, Miss Simone? | Netflix
The Other Wes MooreJay
The Breaks (coming to VH1 Fall 2015) | Based on...
The Big Payback by Dan CharnasRaquel
Little White Lie | Netflix