Jimmy Kimmel, Anthony Anderson Invent App for Making Black Friends (Video)

The late night host and the ‘Black-ish’ star want white people to feel comfortable meeting black people

Jimmy Kimmel is doing all he can to end racism in America.

The late night host said according to a recent study, black people have an average of eight white friends, while white people on average have only one black friend. To combat this problem, Kimmel on Wednesday debuted Brothr, an app similar to Tinder, to help white people meet and become friends with black people.

Anthony Anderson, the star of ABC’s “Black-ish,” demoed the app in a taped segment. When a white person logs in to Brothr, the app shows them all the black people currently in the area. If there are no black people in the area, Brothr provides directions to where they live. “Just stay out of the hood when the sun goes down,” Anderson said.

Anderson went on to say that having a black friend “will make you the envy of even your whitest friends.” And in a test of the app’s effectiveness, having Kimmel as his white friend helps Anderson get out of an unlawful stop by the police. Kimmel eases the cop’s mind by saying “It’s OK, officer. He’s my friend. My black friend.”