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Dave Chappelle releases new special 8:46 in response to George Floyd murder

The special is free for all on YouTube

Netflix has released Dave Chappelle’s new special. It’s free for all on YouTube. Embed below. Gets intense around the 5 minute mark, as it should.

A comedian operates by way of the set-up. And, if you think your silence is okay, then watch from 3:00 on when Chappelle begins setting this up. Your silence is not okay. There’s a reason this special is called 8:46. Stand up for what’s right, particularly if you are white. You are on the wrong side of history if you’re on the sidelines with your lips sealed tight. 

By Jeffrey Pillow

Jeffrey Pillow is an American short story writer, memoirist, and poet. He is the author of The Lady Next Door. His writing has been published in Urge Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, 16 Blocks, USA Today, Sports Illustrated,, New York Times, Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He grew up in the small town of Phenix, Virginia, population: 200, and now lives in Charlottesville with his wife, two kids, and a dog named Mozzarella Cheese. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was a Rainey Scholar. This is his blog.