Post-Racial Comedy Tour

Just what exactly is post-racial? Is it a black president? Or a white rapper? These questions and more will be answered at the Post-Racial Comedy Tour which will be held at Washburn University at 7 p.m., Thursday Oct. 18 in the White Concert Hall. The event is part of the Washburn Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.

The event will include talks by Christian Lander, the creator of the pop culture phenomenon “Stuff White People Like,” and Elon James White, the award-winning creator of “This Week in Blackness.” Both Lander and White will give a separate talk on sensitive racial issues in their own perspectives and humor. Both comedians will then join together to answer any questions the audience may have.

The event is sponsored by the Washburn Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board. Anyone who attends the event will receive one entry for a chance to win an iPad. For every 10 cans of food an attendee donates toward WSGA’s CAN Emporia, a non-perishable food drive between Washburn and Emporia State University, they will receive additional tickets for the drawing.

The whole point of the tour is to get people comfortable speaking about issues they would normally not discuss, like race or class. The Post-Racial Comedy Tour has drawn praise from venues around the country and been part of a Distinguished Lecture Series. Their hilarious commentary and contemporary viewpoints make for a fun and unique campus event.

For additional information contact the WSGA at 785.670.1169 or Amanda Hughes, university relations, at 785.670.2153