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Wokeness Is Weakening Dave Chappelle

Actor Dave Chappelle in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 9, 2018 (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

Stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle has seemingly wrapped up his Netflix deal with a special called “The Closer.” It’s currently being pilloried for having the wrong politics. At one point in the show, during a long disquisition on transgenderism, Chappelle explains to the audience what a “TERF” is — a trans-exclusionary radical feminist. He says, “They don’t hate trans people” but they react to it the way black people react to blackface. He names J. K. Rowling, and ultimately says he is on “Team TERF. I agree, man. Gender is a fact.” This was all part of a larger set of

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