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.

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  1. As you mentioned in your post, had this been a group of Africans/Asians, this would've "proved" how wild minorities can be. The media is biased and I'm so glad you showed the other side of the coin.

  2. @ leigh204: I assume you meant this comment for my other post about "rampaging white people". But thank you for the comment!