Is humor one of the ways to deal with and make sense of the recent
controversial deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice, by police, or
is it a serious misjudgment?
L.A. based comedy writer and performer, Cameron Johnson, believes
that humor can be used as a tool, so here is the latest episode of his on-going satirical web
series, “Try This Instead,” which Johnson, who is the creator of the series, says
he was inspired to make to basically keep white people from making fools of
themselves when dealing with black folks, or other people of color.
According to Johnson, the series is aimed to “examine a
different micro-aggression, and comes up with a ‘solution’ on how to avoid it —
like sass-avoidance shock collars or just keeping your hands to yourself.”
This new episode entitled “Don’t Shoot Us,” speaks for itself.
But has the series gone too far this time?