I'm not hating on Steve Harvey - like all the other Coons, if that's what he chooses to do in order 'make it' then more power to him.
What I'm hating is a nicca' who reinforces the white stereotypes of shuckin' and jivin' Blacks who 'know their place' as entertainers and nothing more.
Stepin Fetchit was was a sassy Negro who would never be described as being 'uppity'.
As long as a Black male is able to entertain he is never seen as a threat.
It just seems to me that clowns are modeled after minstrels with their over-exaggerated features.
Not at a distance, or as long they they remain where they belong - it's just that no one wants to actually have one in their every day presence.