Last Night on Jeopardy No One Wanted to Answer Qs About Black History


Happy Black History Month, everyone, courtesy of last night’s all-white College Jeopardy panel! In the second round of play, the contestants sailed through five of the categories—including “International Cinema Showcase,” “Weather Verbs,” and “Kiwi Fauna”—but avoided the sixth like the, ahem, black plague. That category was “African-American History.”

In other words, these kids were more confident in their knowledge of weird animals in New Zealand than black human beings in America.


When ultimately faced with the category, the kids got three out of five answers correct (missing questions about the Scottsboro Boys and the 1st Rhode Island Regiment). Here’s the video:

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