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Bill Cosby on Prejudice

08/04/1976

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Program
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

Duration

00:30:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Stand-up
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Citation
Chicago: “Bill Cosby on Prejudice,” 08/04/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 29, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_341D31F5CA334A19990F97D28DD29361.
MLA: “Bill Cosby on Prejudice.” 08/04/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 29, 2016. <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
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