‘We Are Not Living In A Post-Racial Society’

“If comedy is tragedy plus time, then I need more fucking time. But I would really settle for less tragedy, to be honest with you. I think what is so utterly depressing is that none of the ambiguities that exist in the Ferguson case exist in the Staten Island case. And yet the outcome is exactly the same: no crime, no trial, all harm, no foul… The coroner called it a homicide, the guy isn’t acting threatening, and we know that not through witness testimony from unreliable bystanders but because we are fucking watching it. Someone taped it. … We are definitely not living in a post-racial society. And I can imagine there are a lot of people wondering how much of a society we’re living in at all.”Jon Stewart on the Eric Garner decision

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