Racism, the comedic way

Tonight at 7 p.m. Program Council will present the PC “End of Racism” Comedy Tour in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom.

The comedy show will be presented by Reverend Moss. Most commonly known for his comedy writing on shows like “In Living Color”, “Saturday Night Live”, and “George Lopez”, and his appearances on “Politically Incorrect” with Bill Maher, and “Comedy Central,” he is now touring on the college circuit discussing big issues, such as racism, sexism, and many other things, in a funny light.

Melissa Lopez, Program Council education chair, saw Reverend Moss at the national association for campus activities convention, and because he was already planning to be in Texas for another show, decided to invite him to give his act on this campus.

“I just hope that people hear his message while they enjoy his comedy,” Lopez said.

Reverend Moss’ focus on racism stems from the experience he has had growing up as an African American Muslim man. His father was a member of the Black Panthers, and his mother met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His passion for civil rights began in his teens as a result of the craving passed on to him by his parents for racism to end.

In his show he talks about blurring the lines of racism, the nature of it, and the people it affects. He was quoted in The Seattle Times saying, “If you think about it, to hate somebody takes very little creativity,” he said. “It’s one of the few things that can be self-sustaining and completely redundant. I have a soft spot for racists; it requires you to be dumb for a long time.”

Everyone is encouraged to come and hear him speak. Clips of Reverend Moss’ work can be found on Youtube.

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