"A Modest Proposal" (edited)
"A Modest Proposal" (original)
Background for the video we watched in class -
The Colbert Report's tweet:
Of course, Stephen Colbert couldn't sit this out. Here's his tweet back:
So here is the burning question: Is it O.K. to be racist if you are pointing out the problems with racism? Colbert is not the only one to run into this problem. Mark Twain (Huckleberry Finn) and Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) have both had their books banned for racist content when they both are trying to point out problems with racism.
Extra Credit Opportunity: where is the line for racism? Worth 1 test grade.
Pointing out the absurdity of putting a racing horse down after it breaks a leg.
Satire vs. Parody