Video: SNL skit ’28 Reasons’ tackles Black History Month, slavery
Saturday marked the start of Black History Month and while many of us are used to acknowledging African Americans and the civil rights movement from a serious tone, the cast of Saturday Night Live decided to insert a bit of humor into the month.
In their skit, “28 Reasons: To hug a black guy,” cast members Keenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata and Jay Pharoah, the only African American students in a fictional classroom, present a Black History Month presentation.
Check out the skit below:
In recent months, the sketch comedy show has poked fun at its lack of diversity. After numerous complaints from fellow African American cast members, Zamata joined the cast as the first African American female cast member since 2007.
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