Sometimes Explain, Always Complain : Code Switch It's Thanksgiving week, so we wanted to give y'all a question to fight about: How much context should you have to give when talking about race and culture? Is it better to explain every reference, or let people go along for the ride? Comedian Hari Kondabolu joins us to hash it out.
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Sometimes Explain, Always Complain

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Sometimes Explain, Always Complain

Sometimes Explain, Always Complain

It's Thanksgiving week, so we wanted to give y'all a question to fight about: How much context should you have to give when talking about race and culture? Is it better to explain every reference, or let people go along for the ride? Comedian Hari Kondabolu joins us to hash it out.

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The explanatory comma: How much cultural context should you have to provide when talking about race and culture?
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