W. Kamau Bell: White People Can't Say What's Racist or Not
Comedian W. Kamau Bell told a pack of television reporters what the role of white people should be in cases like the George Zimmerman trial.
The liberal host of FX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, who once announced that the Tea Party was at least 10 percent racist, said the white press's reaction to the Zimmerman acquittal should have been to silently acknowledge the racism at play.
After all, Bell argues, white people can't speak up with certainty on issues of race.
The worst thing to say to a person of color is, ‘I don’t think that’s racist.’ I don’t think that’s your area. You can have an opinion but I don’t think you are the final word. That’s what’s missing, white people. You’ve got a lot of jobs” but should not have the ‘I know what’s racist’ job. I know what’s imperialism – that’s your job.”