Black Jeopardy with Tom Hanks – SNL


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(Sasheer Zamata), () and Doug () compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by ().

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39 Replies to “Black Jeopardy with Tom Hanks – SNL”

  1. Wow.. what a deep sketch this is… It seems, to me at least, that race has become so much more of an issue recently than it was even 10 years ago. I see it every day, and it honestly pains me, and makes me feel hopeless at times.

    Our cultures should be converging instead of diverging, and in 2017 there should be absolutely no conversation that a black person and a white person, or any person cannot have. Whatever differences that the average American of one race has with the average American of another race, it is so negligably small compared to the differences between the people and the establishment.

    Every day I see the white people around me acting differently around black people. They feel like they need to watch what they say, act a certain way, and portray a certain image. Does that really sound like someone who sees the black community as part of the same community as themselves? Do people who truly accept others as their equals need to walk around on eggshells in the presence of a certain group within a community of equals? I don't think so.

    I think it is divisive and patronizing to treat black people that way. I strive to treat everyone the same way, recognizing the good that they do, and calling them out on the bad things they do. Some people might possibly get offended along the way, but that is inevitable, and ok, and when it happens we can work it out with some compromise. Children are the only ones that you should ever pander to, or censor your speech around, not perfectly capable adults.

    It is profoundly disrespectful to treat a black person that way because all it shows is that in the back of your mind you feel that they can't handle the same things that a white person can. That is what's truly racist to me. They know how they feel, and they are the only ones who know what their daily experience is like. Some smug white person is the last one that I would ever listen to about what black people can and cannot handle or hear.

  2. Really wish Hanks would do comedy again. I just watched The Burbs the other day: "I've never seen that. I've never seen anyone drive their garbage down to the street and then bang the hell out of it with a stick. I've never seen that."