Dave Chappelle as told by Kenny DeForest via Twitter

Here’s an amazing story told by Kenny DeForest on his Twitter feed. He discusses a night when Chappelle came into Comedy at the Knit. Everybody knows Dave’s a comedic genius, but not everyone pays attention to how smart and knowledgeable he really is. He knows history. He knows people. Read the following and then do something amazing with it. Share it with a friend who needs to be made aware of these things. Share it with the world. Take it with you and live through it. Be mindful. Be present. Be empathetic and understanding. Be courageous and outspoken when it matters.

Read the exchange that occurs and how Dave Chappelle is a huge part of the entire solution. He wasn’t angry. He wasn’t rude and disgusted. He shared some truths that were actually received by someone who needed to hear them. Uh-may-zing!

Check it out!

*Big ups to my Love for posting this on Facebook, yo! This is amazing.

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Image may contain: textImage may contain: text that says 'Kenny DeForest @KennyDeForest Replying to @KennyDeForest He was asking the crowd for headlines to riff on. They toss one out, he riffs a joke. Every topic, he immediately had a perfect joke for. this was days after the cop that choked Eric Garner to death in Staten Island (you know, murder) was not indicted by a grand jury. 1,395 9:08 PM Jun 3, 2020 82 people are talking about this'Image may contain: text that says 'Kenny DeForest @KennyDeForest Replying to @KennyDeForest Protests etc were all over the city. Tensions were high. About 15-20 min min to his set he asks for another topic someone shouts "police brutality!" He pauses then says "you really wanna do this? Ok." He chugs his Tecate and sets it down. Our crowd was always beautifully mixed. 1,395 9:08 PM Jun 3, 2020 87 people are talking about this'Image may contain: textImage may contain: textImage may contain: textImage may contain: textImage may contain: textImage may contain: textImage may contain: textImage may contain: text that says 'Kenny DeForest @KennyDeForest Replying to @KennyDeForest He says "the cop approaches and he can tell I'm nervous. have both my hands on the wheel and I say 'officer my license and registration the glove box. I'm going to reach for them now. I'm promise not armed' could tell the officer was offended that was nervous. He said 1,379 9:08 PM Jun 3, 2020 126 people are talking about this'Image may contain: textImage may contain: text that says 'Kenny DeForest @KennyDeForest Replying to @KennyDeForest He goes on to explain that one of his best friends is South African. He said "I asked him what it was like South Africa right before apartheid ended and he said it was chaos in the streets. There were riots & car bombs etc, but the amount of people caring hit critical mass... 1,966 9:08 PM Jun 3, 2020 232 people are talking about this'Image may contain: textImage may contain: textImage may contain: textImage may contain: text that says 'Kenny DeForest @KennyDeForest Replying to @KennyDeForest Chappelle responds "you're ok. That's all we can ask. Know better, do better. I want to thank YOU for hearing me and listening. That's your role. now you know. Now you're part of that critical mass we talked about and next time you hear a friend say some ignorant S like... 9:08 PM Jun 3, 2020 206 people are talking about this'Image may contain: textImage may contain: textImage may contain: textImage may contain: text that says 'Kenny DeForest @KennyDeForest Replying to @KennyDeForest And you can always become a part of the critical mass trying to push this S t forward. All you have to do is care and allow that care to become education and action. 2,210 9:08 PM Jun 3, 2020 183 people are talking about this'

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