Guests Key and Peele helped Jon Stewart and his correspondents get to the bottom of the popular question
After a summer filled with George Zimmerman and Paula Deen news coverage, racism in America is still a hot topic. Yet, the media is struggling to determine what constitutes racism, so “The Daily Show” lent a helping hand on Wednesday by launching a new segment, “Racist or Not Racist?”
Correspondents Aasif Mandvi, Jason Jones, Jessica Williams joined Jon Stewart to analyze whether recent race-related stories are in fact as racist as the media is portraying them to be.
Remember that Virginia mother who let her boy wear a Ku Klux Klan costume for Halloween? Definitely racist.
A white Republican implying he was black in order to get more votes from his mostly black Democratic voting district? “Smart — but racist.”
Sarah Palin? Racist.
Palin comparing the national debt to slavery? Not that racist after all.
Watch the video (above), which continues with impartial judgement from Comedy Central personalities Key and Peele, below: