Bill Cosby on Prejudice
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- Bill Cosby on Prejudice
- Program Description
Bill Cosby riffs on prejudice by portraying a bigot, denigrating every conceivable group. Cosby uses music, lighting, make-up (he wears "white-face" in the presentation), a cigar, and a single chair to add impact to his words. He reviews the situation of various ethnic groups, including his own, old people, kids, women, and regional American groups. His character denigrates every possible group, often with harsh and what would be called un-PC insensitivity. But that is the character. Cosby's message is that bigotry exists and it is based on a short-sighted lack of understanding about "other people." This video was part of Cosby's doctoral dissertation for U of Mass, and the thought and wit he put into it is apparent. He stirs the pot and disses everyone, showing only how shallow and sad his character is in his bigotry. Produced by KCET Los Angeles
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Social Issues
- Race and Ethnicity
- Chicago: “Bill Cosby on Prejudice,” 08/04/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed February 20, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_341D31F5CA334A19990F97D28DD29361.
- MLA: “Bill Cosby on Prejudice.” 08/04/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. February 20, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_341D31F5CA334A19990F97D28DD29361>.
- APA: Bill Cosby on Prejudice. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_341D31F5CA334A19990F97D28DD29361