Each week we highlight one person or group as the Drop the I-Word Friday Friend. Our Friends are special advocates who take a stand for undocumented immigrants and against the i-word.
Hari Kondabolu’s particular brand of race-smart comedy keeps us laughing, thinking and coming back for more. He recently pointed to Superman as an example of the U.S. immigration contradiction. And importantly, how as someone with privileges Superman is poised to take action and help undocumented immigrants in a much different way.
Jay Smooth has commented on Superman as our greatest undocumented cultural icon too. Is Superman unchallenged because as a white journalist he fits right in? Should Superman become an immigrant rights activist? What questions do you have about Superman’s role and status?
Watch Hari’s piece and comment with your thoughts and questions.
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