No Laughing Matter
What happened at the 94th Academy Awards between Will Smith and Chris Rock was no laughing matter. Seeing two talented and gifted Black men— who are comedians— use their talents and platform to humiliate and physically attack one another was not only shocking, but a reminder of the responsibility that comes with Black success.
Originally published: April 3, 2022
Author: Christine Johnson McPhail
Institution: Saint Augustine’s University
Published by: Diverse Issues in Higher Education