In “there’s hope for humanity after all” news of the day, the University of Oklahoma is shutting down it’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter after a video of the frat singing a racist chant surfaced, sparking The Nightly Show’s Larry Wilmore to comment on the events. In “just kidding, I spoke too soon” news of the day, the panelists over at Morning Joe blamed the incident on rap music.
Yeah, you read that right. Mika Brzezinski and crew, along with Bill Kristol, spent yesterday morning’s segment discussing Waka Flocka Flame’s decision to cancel his performance for the disgraced fraternity. Rather than commending his decision, the panelists dug into his lyrics, pointing out the profanity, including his use of the N-word, as the reason why so many white kids feel like it’s OK to use racial slurs. One panelist even went so far as to generalize that these kids certainly don’t learn this ignorance within their own homes.
Sure, guys, blame it on rap music, because certainly these boys don’t practice their own agency. News flash, they’re millennial college kids. This is no one’s fault but their own.
On last night’s episode of The Nightly Show, Wilmore pointed out the ridiculousness of anyone daring to say racism doesn’t exist anymore by highlighting the video as a prime example of the ongoing discrimination. He also parodied the frat, bringing on a hilarious former SAE member who couldn’t understand that it wasn’t OK to say the N-word anymore.
The Morning Joe panelists could actually do well watching Wilmore’s segment themselves.