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Chris Rock's Poisonous Legacy: How To Get Rich And Exalted Chastising 'Bad Blacks'

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 08:  Chris Rock arrives at the Motion Picture Academy's 6th Annual Governors Awards at Dolby Theatre
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Chris Rock arrives at the Motion Picture Academy's 6th Annual Governors Awards at Dolby Theatre on November 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

In 1996, Chris Rock told a joke. Granted, he told a number of jokes, because he’s a comedian and that’s literally his job. But he only told one joke that would come to serve as the basis of analysis for a generation of would-be sociologists and pseudo-black-intellectuals everywhere.

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