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The Second City Network Joins In On The Recent Interest In Everything Slavery-Themed (Are You Laughing?)

Shadow and Act By Emmanuel Akitobi | Shadow and Act June 21, 2012 at 8:58AM

The highly anticipated Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained . . . Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave . . . the controversial adidas "slavery-chain" sneakers.  The piece of American history that many Americans don't like to talk about is suddenly the talk of the town.  And the famous Second City comedy improv troupe, which has in the past done sketches featuring slavery-themes, has decided to foray into familiar territory with one of their latest, titled, If Credit Card Companies Told The Truth.
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The highly anticipated Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained . . . Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave . . . the controversial adidas "slavery-chain" sneakers.  The piece of American history that many Americans don't like to talk about is suddenly the talk of the town.  And the famous Second City comedy improv troupe, which has in the past done sketches featuring slavery-themes, has decided to foray into familiar territory with one of their latest, titled, If Credit Card Companies Told The Truth.

Their website claims that "The Second City is the leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy."

Now, I'm all for a good laugh, and I can take a joke as well as the next guy.  But is this latest Second City sketch bordering on distasteful, or am I being overly sensitive?  And are we to blame for agreeing to participate in such sketches in the first place?

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