Black Man Jokes With Harlem to Get Real on Race

Robert Pinderhuze goes out in to the streets and uses humor to make a tough conversation easy.

By Jorge Rivas Aug 18, 2011

Robert Pinderhuze took a camera out to the streets of Harlem to try to find out why "people think the way do and hold prejudices the way they hold them." He interviews a black man who says everything in his house is black because he doesn’t trust white people, talks to Jewish residents about Jewish jokes, and asks a white guy about white stereotypes.

The video is published by, a group that thinks America’s biggest obstacle in talking about race is that people are simply too afraid to do it. But with their smart satire, it almost seems easy.