I *heart* Wanda Sykes! You know, when she first came on the scene, I didn't think she was particularly funny. It wasn't anything personal but she just didn't really impress me very much. However, I think that over time she really improved her skills and I've heard her give some hilarious performances lately.
Today, Renee over at Womanist Musings has posted a video where Wanda Sykes is featured in one of the advertisements for the "ThinkB4YouSpeak" campaign. It's designed to get people to reconsider the use of some words that have become quite commonplace in the English language.
I love this commercial because it shows what's problematic about comments like "That's so gay!" There's certainly a place for lengthy explanations but these ads can get the point across to people who would probably never otherwise find themselves in a conversation about hate speech. Check it out for yourself!