|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Nell Irvin Painter|
Monday, March 22, 2010
Colbert interviews Nell Irvin Painter on "The History of White People"
Not necessarily Colbert's best interview, since he is a little too preoccupied with his (admittedly very clever) faux-Bill O'Reilly schtick to give her a chance to explain what her book is actually about. But it nonetheless does provide a funny example of how many conservative Americans think and talk about race; particularly the idea of whiteness being the "default setting", which he expounded on in this earlier segment.