Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chris Rock, classist creep


YouTube - Chris Rock-Niggas Vs. Black People Pt 1

He focuses on poor blacks for most of this, then gets to poor whites at the end.

Mind you, this is from 1996. But it's fascinating that he saw, in a raw, despise-the-poor way, the class divide that has 40% of black Americans saying there are now two black races.

I was reminded of his routine by David Mills: The 'Nigger' Top 10.

ETA: Note the venue. The only poor folks in there were either showing the people who could afford those tickets to their seats or waiting to clean up after the audience had left. Now, Rock is funny. But his humor here is all about class rage.