In his Baltimore Sun commentary of January 30, 2017, Councilman Bill Henry posed a challenging question, “Is it possible to candidly discuss the issue of race in today’s society”? As he observes in his commentary, talking plainly about race is a risk each time. Such conversations are highly charged from any emotional perspective. Now more than any other time, these conversations have forced their way into the national consciousness. In our forum today Councilman Henry will explore what role, if any, humor may play in these conversations.