The worst part of it all is the obvious racism. And it’s disturbing.
And Stephen Colbert knows how to deal with it.
The host shared his honest ‘white experience’ saying how black people are generally scary and then to prove his point played several clips from Fox News trying to suggest the same thing. This was, of course, Colbert’s way of saying how racist the channel’s coverage has been so far after the Zimmerman trial:
Bill O'Reilly ranted, “Here's the headline. Young black men commit homicides at a rate 10 times greater than whites and Hispanics combined.”
Bernie Goldberg concluded, “Here's an inconvenient fact. Any time there's interracial crime, there's an overwhelming chance that the victim is gonna be white, and that the criminal is going to be black.”
Chris Wallace reported, “When you look at the crime numbers ... African-Americans — this is astonishing — African-Americans make up 13% of the population, but commit more than half the murders in this country.”
And then Stephen Colbert added, “That's not prejudice. That's just math. OK? So, if in 2011, out of 42 million African-Americans, 4,149 were arrested for murder, which means we can reasonably be scared of...9 one-thousandths of 1% of African-Americans. Now, doesn't sound like a lot, until... (99 Problems But 99.99% of Black People Ain't One. Until you consider that we don't know which 9 one-thousandths of 1%. So, to be safe, we have to be scared of all of them.”
Genius, isn’t he?
“Folks, this is the same reason I assume all Arabs are terrorists, and all Irishmen are leprechauns. I'm gonna get your pot o' gold, Daniel Day-Lewis!” concluded Colbert.
Watch the entire segment for his ingenious analysis of Fox News racial profiling in the video above.
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