Chris Rock: Rich vs. Wealthy
Tags: class, inequality, intersectionality, race/ethnicity, comedy, 00 to 05 mins
Summary: (Trigger warning: there is cursing in this clip.) In this segment (clip begins at 30-second time mark) from his show "Never Scared," comedian Chris Rock explains the difference between being rich and being wealthy. I like to use this clip when I discuss the racial wealth gap (generally in conjunction with The Hidden Cost of Being African American) and how wealth is racialized in the United States. Instructors and students can go on to critically assess Rock's claims about why black and brown people do not have wealth compared to whites. This clip contributes to The Sociological Cinema's growing collection of comedy clips that are useful for illustrating or beginning a discussion about sociological concepts.
Submitted by: Kendra Barber
3/12/2011 06:31:50 am
how do you contextualize the use of the n-word in the video when you use it as a text?
3/12/2011 08:01:24 am
Re: contexualizing use of the n-word
10/20/2015 06:42:18 am
"Trigger Warning"? Usually that's reserved for people who may have a panic/anxiety/etc episode by watching something, not for potty language.
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