That’s Racist!

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What I try to explain to UCB 201 students is that every subject should be able to be intelligently explored with comedy.  The key there though is intelligently.  The comedy should not be coming from the sheer shock value of the subject matter.  There needs to be a take on it.  In 201 students are working towards being able to reflect real life honestly and then look for the first unusual thing, the funny or interesting idea that they can build a Game from.  That means that you can portray a racist person because there are racist people in real life, but that alone can’t be the unusual thing.