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This Week In Race: Cosby Trial Begins; No Trump Jokes For Kevin Hart

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart pronounced that he wouldn’t tell jokes about Donald Trump.

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Actor and comedian Kevin Hart pronounced that he wouldn’t tell jokes about Donald Trump.

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This week in race: Bill Maher crosses a line; Kevin Hart takes a pass on President Trump; a Cosby Kid stands adult for Dr. Huxtable. Let’s get to it.

America’s Favorite Dad showed adult in court, and one of his TV children was there. Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played Rudy Huxtable, helped drive him by a press gantlet and into a Philadelphia courtroom, where Cosby is on hearing for passionate assault.

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There’s fallout, still, from Bill Maher’s Friday show, in that he talked with Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, and announced himself a “house n*****.” The criticism came after Sasse invited him to see how pleasing his state was by entrance out and operative in a fields.

Black Twitter — and lots of other people’s — exploded. Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, canceled his next-day appearance. There were calls for Maher to be fired, and copiousness of arguments around giveaway debate and a obliged use of it. In a finish Maher apologized, and a uncover went on.

More on a comedy front: Donald Trump is mostly fruitful provender for jokes, though don’t lay and wait for Kevin Hart to go there: He has announced there will be nothing of that. One of a highest-paid black comedians says he doesn’t wish to divide his audience. Or during slightest a ones who don’t find Trump jokes funny.

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Meanwhile, in a universe of books …

The Washington Post this week wrote about a story of a Green Book (full title: The Negro Motorist Green Book). The book was a beam by a segregated South that black travelers depended on to drive them to restaurants, hotels, guesthouses and shops that were “Negro-friendly.”

The Green Book stopped edition in a mid-’60s, after America was de jure desegregated. But given a stream domestic climate, some have suggested it competence be time to revisit that idea.

Moving on to mechanism games …

The Oregon Trail is a diversion set in pioneer-era America, where players get to perceptible their destiny by presumption a purpose of Western expansionists. Indian Country Today interviewed one of a game’s strange creators (it was combined in 1971). Don Rawitsch says if he were to redesign a diversion today, it would be a Native American version.

The diversion has been used in schools to teach students about a rigors of a colonize experience. The versions for mobile inclination are popular, that is worrisome to some critics; a biased scenarios have no context. “Part of since a diversion is dangerous is since we can fake you’re training story and teachers validate it,” one university highbrow told Indian Country Today.