"Daily Show" finds marginalized white kids: These young people have never known a white president

"There's a good chance the next president will be whiter than a game of ultimate frisbee at Downton Abbey"


Brendan Gauthier
March 9, 2016 5:30PM (UTC)

"Daily Show" correspondent Jordan Klepper sat down with white kids, who've been marginalized their entire lives in never knowing a sitting white president.

"What does it do to a young white child's dreams to have never seen themselves reflected in the nation's highest office?" Klepper asked, before instructing the kids to sketch a prototypical president with whatever color crayon they saw fit. Many of the kids, as expected, used various shades of brown (with one surrealist outlier using green).

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"Luckily, with Ben Carson dropping out of the race and Hillary and Donald leading the pack," he continued, "there's a good chance the next president will be whiter than a game of ultimate frisbee at Downton Abbey."

"If we're at the point where we can have a white president," Klepper told the kids, "maybe someday we'll have a white Oprah."

Watch the entire segment below:

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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