Jon Stewart went on a rant where he criticized white people, saying that the US has always put “white comfort over black survival.”
“For however sincerely we want to reckon and listen, the truth is America has always prioritized white comfort over black survival. Black people have had to fight so hard for equality that they’ve been irreparably set back in the pursuit of equity,” he said in a segment called “The Problem with White People.”
“And any real attempt to repair a ton of that damage, reparation sets off white people’s ‘they’re coming for our sh*t’ alarm which we would know ourselves had we actually been listening,” he continued.
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“We’ve had some issues with race. There was that incident in 1619, and then — had a few hiccups since then, but mostly it’s been fine,” Stewart said, referring to the 1619 Project, which he says “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the United States’ national narrative.”
“It’s been chill, until a couple of years ago another rare, bad thing happened to black people in the summer of 2020,” he continued, referring to the death of George Floyd.
“We don’t want to right the wrongs, we just reckon we’re gonna think about it for a bit,” Stewart continued.
“See, white people are pretending that this problem is new, and we’re just hearing about it now, because we love to discover stuff that already existed. It’s kind of our thing.”
“We have been told over, and over, and over again by black people that this country never resolved the original sins of slavery and segregation,” said Stewart.
“It doesn’t seem to matter what black people tell us or how many times they say it. It lands on deaf ears. Because a large swath of white Americans believes that black Americans are solely responsible for their community’s struggles. And the bias is so perversive, that we don’t even notice it,” the once funny comedian concluded.