"If I were a white guy I would rule this world right now": "The Nightly Show" discusses Patricia Arquette's Oscar comments

Issa Rae, Christina Greer, Jacque Reid & Marina Franklin talk frankly about black women in the workplace

By Sarah Gray
Published February 27, 2015 4:03PM (EST)
"The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," guests Issa Rae, Christina Greer, Jacque Reid and Marina Franklin      (Comedy Central)
"The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," guests Issa Rae, Christina Greer, Jacque Reid and Marina Franklin (Comedy Central)

Thursday night's "The Nightly Show" skipped the monologue and got right down to the heart of the show's topic, black womanhood.

The first segment of the panel was an honest conversation about what black women face in the workplace -- lower wages, being told they are "scary" or "bossy." And the discussion touched on Patricia Arquette's Oscars comments, the reality of having to work twice, and the lack of intersectionality of "Lean In." Watch the panel discussion below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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