A Diverse Array of American Racism

  • Aired:  04/28/14
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Larry Wilmore expresses his excitement at being Senior Black Correspondent during such an eventful week for racism in America. (5:15)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

NOW --[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

BEFORE THE BREAK WE WEREDISCUSSING THE LATEST IN

AMERICAN NONRACISM.

NOW WE'RE JOINED BY SENIOR BLACKCORRESPONDENT LARRY WILMORE.

LARRY WILMORE. WELCOME TO THESHOW.

YES!

>> OH, MAN, HOLY (bleep) JON.

WHAT A WEEK TO BE SENIOR BLACKCORRESPONDENT.

I GOT ON A PLANE TO COME OUTHERE AND TALK ABOUT CLIVEN BUNDY

BY THE TIME I LANDED,DONALD STERLING WAS

BLOWING UP. I MEAN, IN ONE NEWSCYCLE

WE HAVE LIBERTARIAN COWBOYRACISTS, OLD JEWISH SPORTS

RACISTS AND DUDESBRAGGING ABOUT THEIR BLACK

FRIENDS THROUGH A KKK HOOD.MWAH.

>> Jon: IT'S A RICH TAPESTRY.

I'M GLAD YOU ARE ENJOYINGYOURSELF.

BUT LARRY, WHY IS THECONVERSATION SO EXPLOSIVE?

WHY IS THE RACE CONVERSATION SOFRAUGHT RIGHT NOW?

>> YEAH WELL, JON, WHILEMINORITIES ARE MAD FOR

THE OBVIOUS REASONS, STOP ANDFRISK, UNEQUAL

OPPORTUNITIES, VOTERSUPPRESSION --

>> Jon: OK. AND THEN UH,OH, YOU'RE NOT DONE --

>> YOU KNOW, UNFAIRSENTENCING LAWS,

TRAYVON MARTIN,STEALING OUR MUSIC.

>> Jon: SURE.

>> DIABETES.

I GOT IT, NON-WHITES ARE MADBUT WHAT ABOUT WHITE

PEOPLE, LARRY, THEY SEEM EVENMORE ANGRY YET THEY ARE NOT

SUFFERING FROM THIS RACISM?

>> WELL, OTHER THAN WHITE PEOPLEBEING CRAZY, I THINK --

>> Jon: WAIT WHAT?

>> I THINK IT'S THE FEAR THATBLACK PEOPLE ARE GAINING

SOMETHING AT THEIREXPENSE AND THEY HAVE

SOME VERY WELL THOUGHT OUTTHEORIES ABOUT IT.

>> I WANT TO TELL YOU ONE THINGI KNOW ABOUT THE NEGRO BECAUSE

THEY WERE BASICALLY ONGOVERNMENT SUBSIDY.

SO NOW WHAT DO THEY DO?

THEY ABORT THEIR YOUNG CHILDREN,THEY PUT YOUR YOUNG MEN IN JAIL

BECAUSE THEY NEVER LEARNED HOWTO PICK COTTON.

>> UM, I WANT TO TELL CLIVENBUNDY ONE THING I KNOW ABOUT THE

NEGRO.

OUR TWO CHOICES IN LIFE ARE NOTBETWEEN PICKING COTTON AND

PICKING UP WELFARE CHECKS.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITEDSTATES IS BLACK SO (bleep)

YOU.

>> Jon: REASONABLE STATEMENT.

>> NO, NO, NO, OK. IF YOU WANTTO TALK ABOUT GOVERNMENT

SUBSIDIES I'LL GO THERE COWBOY.

REMEMBER THE HOMESTEAD ACT WHERETHE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT YOU DON'T

BELIEVE EXISTS TOLD YOURANCESTORS THEY COULD HAVE ALL

THE LAND FOR AS FAR ASTHEY COULD GET IN A DAY.

YOU KNOW WHAT THEY TOLD MY ANDSETTERS?

HOW FAR CAN YOU GET IN A DAY?

>> Jon: SO THE PIONEERSELF-SUFFICIENT WE BUILT IT

AMERICAN WEST WAS BASICALLY AGIANT WELFARE PROGRAM.

>> YEP, BUNDY GREW UP IN ACULTURE OF DEPENDENCY. IT'S NO

WONDER HE TURNED INTO A THUG.BUT I FEEL BAD FOR HIM, JON.

I MEAN, AT THIS POINT

EVEN RICK PERRY HAS CONDEMNEDHIS RACISM AND THAT GUY HAS A

RANCH CALLED NIGGER HEAD.

>> Jon: WOW.

WHAT ABOUT DONALD STERLING,THOUGH? THIS MAN IS RICH.

HE'S WEALTHY BEYOND BELIEF.

HIS LIFE IS FINE. HE'S GREAT.WHERE'S THE RESENTMENT THERE?

WHAT IS HIS PROBLEM?

>> WELL, JON, HE HAS ADIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. RACISTS

LIKE HIM ARE NOT WORRIED THEYARE GOING TO PASS THEM.

THEY'RE LOOKING DOWN ON THEM

FROM ABOVE AND NEED THEM TOSTAY IN THEIR PLACE.

>> Jon: AND APPARENTLY THATPLACE DOES NOT INCLUDE STANDING

NEXT TO HIS GIRLFRIEND IN ANINSTAGRAM PHOTO.

>> REALLY? REALLY? MAGIC JOHNSONISN'T GOOD ENOUGH TO BE SEEN

WITH YOUR MIXEDRACE MISTRESS. I MEAN,

MAGIC JOHNSON A MAN SOUNIVERSALLY RESPECTED EVEN

H.I.V. DOESN'T WANT TO BRING HIMDOWN.

MAGIC.

>> Jon: I MEAN IT'S TRUE. IDON'T GET IT IT'S MAGIC JOHNSON.

I DON'T GET IT.

>> AND JON, LISTEN TO HOWSTERLING TALKS ABOUT HISPLAYERS.

>> I SUPPORT THEM GIVING THEMFOOD AND CLOTHES AND CARS AND

HOUSES.

WHO GIVES IT TO THEM?

DOES SOMEONE ELSE GIVE IT TOTHEM?

>> WOW, THAT'S THE KIND OF THINGYOU BOAST ABOUT FROM THE PORCH

OF YOUR PLANTATION RIGHT BEFOREDJANGO SHOOTS YOU.

>> Jon: BUT THAT'S WHAT,HERE'S WHAT'S MIND -- THIS

VIRULENT RACIST IS DATING AWOMAN OF COLOR.

>> I DON'T KNOW IF DATING IS THERIGHT WORD, JON.

HE'S MORE OF A SUGAR BIGOT.

AND BESIDES, HE'S JUST CARRYINGON A GREAT AMERICAN TRADITION.

LOOK, WE RESPECT THOMASJEFFERSON BUT (bleep) MAY HAVE

TURNED OUT DIFFERENTLY IF SALLYHEMMINGS HAD INSTAGRAM.

I TOLD YOU DO NOT BRING KUNTAKINTE TO MY GAMES.

>> Jon: WHAT FILTER IS THAT.WHAT INSTAGRAM FILTER?

>> 70'S.

>> Jon: 70'S? IS IT?>> 1770'S.

>> Jon: ALRIGHT, WELL IN YOURMIND, WHAT SHOULD THE

CONSEQUENCES BE FOR STERLING?

>> OK, JON, NOW. I'VE GIVENTHIS A LOT OF THOUGHT.

WE HAVE TO MAKE THIS RIGHT.

CHRIS PAUL HAS TO COME PLAY FORTHE LAKERS.

>> Jon: WAIT WHAT? I KNOW YOUARE A LAKERS FAN BUT THAT'S YOUR

SOLUTION?

>> YES, YES JON.

I'LL CALL THE NAACP.

>> Jon: WHAT IS THE NAACP GOINGTO DO.

>> THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FORTHE ADVANCEMENT OF CHRIS PAUL TO

THE LAKERS.

[ LAUGHTER ]THAT'S RIGHT.

CHRIS, YOU NEED TO ESCAPE.

LOOK, WAIT UNTIL DARK AND THENGO TO THE NORTH SIDE OF STAPLE

CENTER TO THE LAKERS LOCKERROOM.

>> Jon: HOW DOES THIS FIX THERACISM PROBLEM?

>> DON'T BE SILLY.

WE'RE NEVER GOING TO FIX RACISMIN THIS COUNTRY BUT I'M A LAKERS

FAN AND WE CAN FIX BASKETBALL INSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

>> Jon: THANK YOU, LARRY. NICELYDONE, SIR.

LARRY WILMORE, EVERYBODY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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