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Larry Wilmore smacks down Rachel Dolezal: "Sorry lady, you are white, you don't get an opinion on this. This is not a Buzzfeed quiz"

Wilmore isn't buying any of Dolezal's excuses including "we're all from the African content"


Colin Gorenstein
June 16, 2015 10:43PM (UTC)

"Nightly Show" host Larry Wilmore, much like Jon Stewart, had a very difficult time processing the news of Rachel Dolezal,the NAACP Spokane president who stepped down from her position Monday after being outed as white.

Wilmore was outraged by one quote from Dolezal, in particular, which was published by the Seattle Times. "We're all from the African continent," she told the newspaper. "Yes, but some of us more recently than others!" the host fired back.

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"Much like climate change denial, this is not based on science," Wilmore said. "Sorry lady, you are white, you don't get an opinion on this. This is not a Buzzfeed quiz — Which 'Living Single' character are you?" he added.

Watch the clip below:


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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