All Day, Lakeith Stanfield, LaZercism -

Lakeith Stanfield introduces ‘LaZercism’ Are you suffering from racial glaucoma?

All Day, Lakeith Stanfield, LaZercism -

Lakeith Stanfield introduces ‘LaZercism’ Are you suffering from racial glaucoma?

“How are we supposed to do our jobs, if we can’t even see?”

Those are the words of an actor playing the role of one of the police officers involved in that 2015 incident near Dallas, where authorities broke up a pool party on video. You might recall that classic for the barrel roll memes that came out of it, but for the 15-year-old girl who was pulled to the ground by her hair, it was traumatizing. She ended up suing the city, and the officer was never charged.

Incidents like this are exactly what actor Lakeith Stanfield is tackling in his new sketch-not-quite-comedy video that he’s released called LaZercism: in short, laser eye surgery that attacks racism at its core, through your vision. If only it were so easy. The entirety of the short takes on the feel of an infomercial, which makes it feel like it might have been left on the Atlanta cutting-room floor. Then again, the concept of the joke is something directly out of the Get Out playbook.

But the very premise of the bit is fascinating. Written and directed by Shaka King, it’s worth your time.


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