Late Night Roundup: The Rachel Dolezal Follies
Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter — who was revealed to be fraudulently passing herself off as black, when she is in fact white — was the talk of all the late-night comedy shows on Monday.
Larry Wilmore looked at the many years of lies that have been involved here, starting with when Dolezal went to the historically black Howard University — and she sued them for allegedly discriminating against her for being white.
The rest of The Nightly Show team also got in on the story.
Jon Stewart spotlighted the moment when Dolezal knew she was caught on camera — and the subsequent reactions from conservative media outlets who declared that racism and discrimination must truly be over.
And then, a message from The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams: “We need allies, not replacements.”
Conan O’Brien brought on show writer Deon Cole to comment on the controversy — and how he’s now confused about everyone’s identities, perhaps even his own.