Take it from this Davis guy: Life gets better
Artist Sam Spratt created the artwork for "Homecoming King," Hasan Minhaj's one-man show opening off-Broadway in New York City later this month. Minhaj, a correspondent for "The Daily Show," based "Homecoming King" on his experiences growing up in Davis. Courtesy photo
Hasan Minhaj was looking through one of his Davis High School yearbooks not long ago when he came across a message scribbled by an old friend and classmate.
It referenced summer, as yearbook messages often do, and it referenced camels — "a weird, non-specific racist thing, written in a friendly way," as Minhaj described it in an interview this week.
He doesn't recall that he thought much about it at the time it was written. But now he does.
"This sucks," he said upon seeing the message years later. "He was a friend. And I didn't know I deserved better. You accepted it just to be accepted." Continue Reading