I have no idea what Dave Chappelle said about trans people in his recent show because I barely managed to get through the first 40 minutes. The show was excruciatingly boring. Most of the jokes were about how white people are racist, stupid, ugly, racist, poor, dirty, ugly, racist, and stupid. I don’t, of course, believe that the show needs to be cancelled or the comedian persecuted in any way. Everybody has a choice to watch or not, and I exercised my choice once I realized I was falling asleep. If I needed to hear more of this kind of thing, I’d subscribe to the NYTimes. Or unmute a faculty meeting.
But it’s a sign of how desensitized we have become to this sort of thing and also how ludicrous the discussions of ‘white supremacist terrorism’ in this country are.