Trevor Noah Is Not Done Talking About America’s Racial Problems
By Lucas Shaw
Trevor Noah, the host of “The Daily Show,” was on vacation when he first heard about the death of George Floyd.
Rather than wait the full two weeks for his show to return, Noah jumped online and uploaded an 18-minute video to YouTube, sharing his feelings of sadness, fatigue and optimism with close to 8 million subscribers. “You quickly realize that while everyone is facing the battle against coronavirus, Black people in America are still facing the battle against racism and coronavirus,” said Noah.
Since then, Noah has kept his online and TV performances squarely focused on the biggest civil rights question of the day, routinely interviewing leading Black intellectuals, activists and athletes on “The Daily Show” while probing the nature of America’s failed social contract on race.
(2/2) Trevor on George Floyd and the Minneapolis protests:
“If you felt unease watching that Target being looted, try to imagine how it must feel for black Americans when they watch themselves being looted every single day. Police in America are looting black bodies.” pic.twitter.com/oO6s8sNY44
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) May 30, 2020