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Trevor Noah called Attorney General Jeff Sessions a “Confederate house elf” and joked about how many white people attend colleges in the U.S. “If American colleges were any whiter, Jon Snow would build a wall to protect us from them,” he said, referencing the White Walkers in Game of Thrones.
“I know a lot of white people have real problems,” continued Noah, “but to hear them saying, ‘You know us whites have it worse than black people,’ it’s like, ‘Where? In the sun?'”
He brought out his correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Jordan Klepper to debate the case of “racism against white people.”
“For way too long, white people have lived as second-class citizens,” said Klepper, taking on the persona of a white person who feels discriminated against. “Just this year, a black movie literally pried the Oscar out of the hands of a white movie — a movie that had the guts to tell the story about how Ryan Gosling invented jazz.”
Wood Jr. agreed that discrimination should be investigated, but he took it one step further. “It’s not just enough to right the wrongs of today, we’ve got to go back. We’ve got to go way back. I’m talking hundreds of years. And I agree with Jordan Klepper. Reparations for all victims of discrimination.”
Jimmy Kimmel gave guest David Alan Grier the floor during his show so that Grier could look at the way America discriminates against white people.
“Let’s look at the facts. It all started back in the 1700s when black people took all the seats in the slave ships for themselves, leaving room for only a few white people up top,” said Grier, standing in front of a screen with the American flag on it.
“Whites are discriminated against in major sectors of our economy, from the NBA to hip-hop to even Tyler Perry movies,” he continued. Grier’s solution? “Call Washington. Denzel Washington.”
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