Real Native American or Not, a Test


Dave Chappelle once cracked a joke about how he tested whether someone was a real Native American:

I didn’t know the background behind Chappelle’s joke until recently. It’s from the 1971 Earth Day public service announcement showing a Native American named Iron Eyes Cody who seeing the pollution around him, sheds a tear. Apparently, this PSA was such watershed moment we are still laughing about it today.