This Is The 'Daily Show' Take On Ferguson You've Been Waiting For

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August 28, 2014: 'Race is there. And it is a constant,' Jon Stewart concludes.

Jon Stewart came back from vacation this week.

Without even wasting a minute, “The Daily Show” host turned toward the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and slammed media coverage by Fox News’ ignorant and racist commentators.

In his powerful monologue, Stewart discussed how Mike Brown – an 18-year-old African-American – was unarmed when he was shot by a white police officer on Aug. 9 under suspicious circumstances.

Later, Stewart also revealed how one of his correspondents experienced racial profiling in New York City just because he was “a black guy.”

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Referring to the insane complaint of Fox News analysts who claimed black-on-black crime isn’t as frequently reported as the Ferguson protests in the mainstream media, Stewart said:

"Here's the problem with everything that's going on in this conversation. This isn't all about just one man killed in one town. It's about how people of color, no matter their socioeconomic standing, face obstacles in this country with surprising grace," Stewart says in the clip.

"I guarantee you that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity -- from the ridiculous to the grotesque to the sometimes fatal -- at some point in their, I'm going to say, last couple of hours. Because of their skin color."

After recounting how one "Daily Show" correspondent was harassed in the “liberal” New York City on the basis of the color of his skin, Stewart concluded the segment by saying:

“And that sh*t happens all the time. All of it. Race is there. And it is a constant. You're tired of hearing about it? Imagine how f**king exhausting it is living it."

Watch the complete segment in the video above.

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