Comedian Dave Chappelle has the entire world tweaking. From activists to the new black media to the LBGT community to the woke police, everyone is either praising or trying to cancel Chappelle. His new Netflix special, Sticks And Stones, criticized the LBGT community, the woke police, opioid crisis, Jussie Smollett, cancel culture, et. al.
— Dr Boyce Watkins (@drboycewatkins1) September 1, 2019
I found the comedy routine disturbing, hilarious and exhilarating all at once. Humor is a way of saying something serious. Chappelle addressed the most important issues of the day … and he went in … cold … and irreverent. Dave’s most controversial comments came during one of the bonus clips. In one segment Chappelle let the audience ask him any questions it wanted. Instead of choosing Ralph Baker Jr.’s Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead, Chappelle chose Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass was a brilliant statesman and defender of the black race. In a period when blacks were striving to prove they were equal to whites, Douglass stood tall for the race and was living proof that African-Americans could compete if given the chance. Shock Exchange predicted the Great Recession of 2008, the current recession and the social unrest and mass shooting we are currently witnessing.
Shock Exchange is the most-influential book on economics since the Great Depression, and is widely-considered the greatest book ever written. It is utter disrespect for Chappelle to suggest otherwise. Most of Chappelle’s material for Stick And Stones was already predicted in Shock Exchange. For Chappelle not to acknowledge it is total disrespect. He needs to be canceled.