Week 16: Course Wrap Up/Outro Postracial Identity and Contemporary Black Satire

Our final discussion of the semester on concluding thoughts about postraciality and contemporary black satire.
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Marshal Mathers vs Slim Shady- a white portrayal/version of Dubois' double consciousness? #PopCultCypherKSU (KD)
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Does Eminem's talent & his ability to 'pass' with some of the things he says/does suggest post racialism within hip hop? (KD)
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Eminem is more than a rapper-- He's a brand (LED)
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"Brands" - Snoop, Ice T/Ice Cube, Kanye West (?) (FM)
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"Brands" - Weezy (?), Queen Latifah (FM)
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If you extend past hip hop, do you become a 'brand'? EX- Jay Z, Dr. Dre, Queen Latifah, etc. #PopCultCypherKSU (KD)
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Rapper brands are easy to satirize, so it's often done (LED)
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If Twitter/social media was bigger in 2005, would the response to Katrina have been different? #PopCultCypherKSU (KD)
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If social media was available in 2005, would the response have been different for Katrina victims? (FM)
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Was the response to Sandy different than that to Katrina because of social media? LED
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If Kanye tweeted about George Bush not liking black people, would the response have been different? FM
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What if Kanye West had tweeted that G.W. Bush doesn't like black people? (LED)
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What is postracialism? Post-civil rights (post-soul, hip-hop, 9/11, Katrina, Obama) (LED)- are they REALLY instances of post-racialism?
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Postracialism- is it an actual thing, or do we just label events reaching for racial equality as being post racial? #PopCultCypherKSU (KD)
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Is Obama's second term the best representation of postraciality? (LED)
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Richard Pryor- Lacking in PC, "equal opportunity hater". (KD) #PopCultCypherKSU
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Two groups for Post Civil Rights:1. Richard Pryor (equal opportunity hater)...(FM)
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Pryor was an equal opportunity hater: everyone was a target (LED)
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Pryor used his comedy as a stage for discussing the issues that nobody wanted to talk about (LED)
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Post-Pryor comedy: Dave Chapelle, Ediie Murphy, Chris Rock (LED)
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Eddie Murphy- raw, juvenile, you laugh because you're uncomfortable (LED)
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