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Racism, Let's talk about it!

The below video clip is of actor Michael Richards (Kramer from "Seinfeld") during a comedy show. During his feature, some individuals in the audience begin to act as hecklers. Instead of ignoring them, Richards unleashes a tirade against the perceived hecklers that was filled with racist comments. I will warn you, some of the language may be offensive.


What could be the cause of the Richards' tirade. Could it be that Richards' anger activated stereotypes about Blacks and this is the first thing he zeroed in on, in an effort to respond back to the hecklers? Then, generally speaking, share your thoughts on whether or not racial and ethnic stereotypes have changed? Why or Why not?

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School: Rice University


Running head: RACISM



In today’s century, racism still exists and does not necessarily occur in form of
slavery. It does however; occur through segregation in schools or washrooms. Just because
there is racial equality on legal grounds does not necessarily imply that racism is no more.
Nowadays, racism occurs in the form of stereotyping, and deprecatory slang comments that
racists do not consider as offensive. The case of Michael Richards on stage is an example
of racia...

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