Gina Greenlee, Margaret H. Greenberg April 6, 2022

Conversation Starter: SNL’s Amazon Go Skit

We discovered SNL’s skit on YouTube. We watched a few times, howled with laughter each time then thought: the humor and cultural observation would make it a non-threatening but thought-provoking conversation starter on race. Watch it alone. Watch it with your team. Either way, be sure to reflect on or discuss the questions below.

Reflection Questions

  • What’s funny about the skit?
  • What’s not funny about the skit?
  • Are you familiar with the research on racial bias in technology apps? If not, here is an article to get started.