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White People Are A Little Too Damn Happy About Trevor Noah vs. Tomi Lahren

I wasn’t really expecting much when I saw that Trevor Noah would be interviewing white supremacist voicebox Tomi Lahren on the Daily Show. I’ve tried to give Noah a chance but his ability to grasp and articulate American racism has been inconsistent at best and offensively idiotic at worst. Just a couple of weeks ago, Noah tried to joke that Hillary Clinton is living the black experience. The monologue, based on trite stereotypes and played out Def Comedy Jam tropes, fell flat and failed to hit at the intricacies of race and gender in America. It was the latest in a long list of Noah’s shortcomings when trying to explain being black to his Comedy Central audience.

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