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Ethnic Ethics

October 10, 1992

I'm confused! In the Sept. 24 Calendar, the headline of one article reads, "KMPC Deejay Fired Over 'Racist' Skit." Right below this article is a TV review with the headline "Ethnic Comedy at the Heart of 'Rhythm & Blues.' "

In the TV show, a white deejay is hired by a minority station "where he immediately becomes the butt of ethnic jokes."

The reason for my confusion? Why is a skit performed on radio called "racist," while when performed on TV it's called "ethnic comedy"? KATIE KELLY

Torrance

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