Hari Kondabolu on the NIL DOCTRINE

by hari on April 5, 2010

As some of you might know, I’ve been a fan of Jay Smooth and his Ill Doctrine for quite some time. Jay is able to take big issues like politics, hip hop, and race and present them in a well-reasoned, well-delivered and quite funny video essay in less than 5 minutes. They are edited cleverly and give you something to digest and recirculate easily to your friends, family and co-workers. His piece “How to Tell People They Sound Racist” has been a tremendous resource to me and has been used in colleges and workplaces throughout the U.S. as a training tool.

All this being said, I am very proud to share this video I made with Jay for his new Nil Doctrine page. It’s a little piece about healthcare entitled “Health Care and the Lost Art of Compromise.”

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

boy_louie April 6, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Saw this on Nil Doctrine! AWESOME post, Hari. Really feeling the delivery of your video and thought the editing was very quick and intelligently timed. I liked it so much I reposted it to my blog.


Em May 3, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Hari, I follow your hilarity with enthusiasm and also dig Jay Smooth. I actually do research on social inequality and transplantation and might just pass this tidbit onto some colleagues. Have you just rendered our work obsolete with your modest proposal?


Dominique May 14, 2010 at 5:44 am

I've been all about Jay Smooth since his post about Michael Jackson's death. And one day I went to his youtube page and found that he had turned into a funny Indian dude 🙂 Good job!

I LOVE your stuff and have been following you on FB and realizing that we are one degree of separation from each other friend-wise. I'm a new pastor in Ann Arbor originally from the Bronx but I've always wanted to be a comedian and have started taking comedy writing classes. I'm so happy to see socially conscious folk being funny. I think humor might be the best way to get these points across, to preach beyond the choir so to speak… anyway keep doing what you're doing… Hopefully you'll come back to MI at some point or I'll catch you on one of my trips home to NY.



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