Larry Wilmore goes for broke against racist Lowe's customer who complained about black delivery guy

"How did the customer even know the race of the delivery guy?"

By Colin Gorenstein

Published August 13, 2015 2:45PM (EDT)

  (The Nightly Show)
(The Nightly Show)

A Lowe's Home Improvement in Danville, Va., made headlines earlier this week after Marcus Bradley, an 11-year employee at the store, was asked by his manager not to deliver an item on the grounds that he was black and the customer did not want a black employee "at the house."

Larry Wilmore tackled the subject  in a Wednesday program of "The Nightly Show" with a handful of jokes, stirring up some "oooohs" from his in-studio audience.

"How did the customer even know the race of the delivery guy?" Wilmore asked. "I've never seen that option at the check-out, right?" he said, flashing an image of a mock check-out screen with "Preferred Delivery Race."

"Now to be fair to the customer," he continued, "everyone probably should have known there would be trouble when her order was just nails, two planks of wood and some gasoline."

Watch the clip courtesy of Comedy Central below:

Colin Gorenstein

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

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