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SNL Spoofs Common’s Race Rhetoric

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” did a mock version of singer Common’s rhetoric regarding race and racism.

In the sketch, a mock version of “Hollywood Game Night,” Common, as one of the contestants, uses his introduction to say “I play tonight on behalf of every black man who has ever struggled. Look how far we’ve come brothers, here I am, on top of the mountain.”

Later, when he incorrectly answers that a movie poster that is clearly the poster for Titanic is the poster for Selma, Common reacts to being told his answer is wrong with, “unrecognized once again. Why not Selma? That is the question we have been asking ourselves. For we must be brave this day, glory,” a statement that is followed-up by footage of Chris Pine crying after Common’s performance at this year’s Oscars.

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