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#EndorseThis: David Alan Grier Helps You Identify A Riot

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#EndorseThis: David Alan Grier Helps You Identify A Riot


Actor David Alan Grier teamed with Funny or Die to shoot a PSA to help people distinguish a riot from a protest.

“TIKI torches and khaki pants: that’s not a riot. Looks like there’s a sale on at the local Tommy Bahama,” the former In Living Color star explained, referring to the Unite the Right neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. “But Black people: we are scary. And when we all get together then we’re probably planning to do something extra-scary: we’re planning to riot.”



  1. Dapper Dan August 24, 2017

    Now that video was genuinely funny and true to a certain point. It could be argued we had a rioter in the WhiteHouse for 8 years causing all sorts of trouble. I mean he forced Affordable Health Care on all Americans so we wouldn’t bankrupt ourselves and get proper medical care to save lives. He put in place regulations to stop financial services from ripping people off. Maybe some people like getting burned, just ask a graduate of Trump U. We should all feel safer now that we got a white boy calling the shots even if it’s his own foot ????

    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth August 24, 2017

      And those big feet love pain. Trump made be the first ever narcissist/masochist.

  2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth August 24, 2017

    Although I loved the comedy portrayed on “In Living Color”, and Grier is generally a funny fellow with a keen perception, the statement about a group of blacks getting together means something serious is happening only reinforces stereotypes. Since so many Americans have been indoctrinated with stereotypical messages about minority elements—whether Polish, Italian, Irish, Mexican, etc—Grier’s remarks just gives ammo to those who still have trouble discerning truth from fiction. And in the era of Trump, we’re finding that a much larger segment of America than previously thought are prone to readily believe anything they hear without critically thinking about the ramifications of what they heard.

    “How manifold are the truths which must remain unuttered until the appointed time is come! Even as it hath been said: “Not everything that a man knoweth can be disclosed, nor can everything that he can disclose be regarded as timely, nor can every timely utterance be considered as suited to the capacity of those who hear it.”—Baha’u’llah

    The above passage was uttered in the context of what the Messengers of God say, and things They hold back. It would seem to me to apply to what I say to people I meet, when to say it, and/or to whom I say it to.


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