Jon Stewart and Trevor Noah Compare Racism in America Versus Africa


On Thursday night, my boyfriend Trevor Noah made his debut as the newest correspondent on The Daily Show, with a segment comparing racial inequality in America with the conditions in Noah’s native South Africa.

After Stewart’s introduction, Noah jokes, “I just flew in and boy are my arms tired.” The comedian then clarifies himself, doing the “hands up, don’t shoot” motion in reference to cop murders. “I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa,” he says. “Kinda makes me nostalgic for the old days back home.”

Stewart and Noah ended the segment by playing a guessing game of “Spot the Africa,” featuring side-by-side snapshots of America versus Africa. I would hope that most Americans aren’t as ignorant and prejudiced about Africa as before, but that’s asking too much. Watch it below. There’s a Drake joke and Ebola stuff.

I’m looking forward to seeing ::wink:: more of Trevor Noah on The Daily Show because if you haven’t yet, watch his Netflix standup special, African American. It’s laced with sharp insight about the ridiculousness of America and commentary on the cultural differences between Black Americans and Africans. A clip below. Welcome, Trevor!

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