Thug Notes: Racist Reinforcement of Stereotypes, or Ironic Subversion of Expectations?

Originally posted on The Humble Blatherskite: Ever since I first watched the Thug Notes analysis of “Othello,” I’ve been feeling a bit uneasy. Even while laughing at the thoughtful and Ebonics-laden catechizing, I kept wondering, “Is this racist?” The series features a cliché black man, Sparky Sweets, Ph.D., simultaneously speaking the dialect associated stereotypically with…

via Thug Notes: Racist Reinforcement of Stereotypes, or Ironic Subversion of Expectations? — A Black Writer in Berlin

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