October 15, 2014 - Justin Simien

  • 10/15/2014

Google botches Stephen's height, Stan Lee creates an Indian superhero, Sean Hannity shares his fitness secrets, and writer-director Justin Simien talks "Dear White People."

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: BOOM, POW!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: THANK YOU,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

>> (AUDIENCE CHANTS "STEPHEN!")>> Stephen: COME ON, COME ON,

YAY!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)CRAZY, THAT'S CRAZY!

WELCOME TO THE REPORT.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FOLKS, FOLKS, I GOT TO SAY,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THANK

YOU FOR BEING HERE THAT GETSME RIGHT HERE THAT GETS ME

RIGHT HERE.

AND FOLKS WHEN YOU GIVE ME,WHEN YOU GIVE TO ME THE LOVE

AND THE NIGHT IT MAKES MEWANT TO START A TELATHON,

TO GIVE BACK THE JOY AND THEHAPPY AND THE KIND.

SO I WISH I HAD BETTER NEWS TOSTART THE SHOW OFF BUT ONCE

AGAIN, THIS IS WHO'SATTACKING ME NOW.

NATION, I COME TO YOUTONIGHT A TROUBLED MAN.

YOU SEE, IN THESE DARK TIMESWE CLING TO OUR SACRED

INSTITUTIONS, THE CHURCH,THE FAMILY, THE GOOGLE.

BUT TODAY, TODAY I AM ADRIFT.

CAST ABOUT LIKE A CORK IN ATYPHOON, THE FOUNDATIONS OF

MY VERY SELF HAVE BEENUNDERMINED BECAUSE THIS

AFTERNOON I FOUND AN ERRORON THE INTERNET.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)YES, OH YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT.

AND FOLKS, THIS TIME IT WASABOUT ME.

YOU SEE, FOLKS, WHEN IGOOGLED MYSELF THIS

AFTERNOON, AS I DO EVERY DAYAT 3:00 SHARP, I HAVE A FULL

FIBROUS LUNCH, THEN TO THEBATHROOM, GOOGLE MYSELF

UNTIL I COME OUT.

FOLKS, I WAS HORRIFIED TOLEARN THAT THE GOOGLE

CELEBRITY PROFILE OF MELISTS MY HEIGHT AT 5, 10.

5, 10?

WHAT DOES IS THAT MEASUREDIN, HECTARES?

BECAUSE IT SURE AS [BLEEP]ISN'T FEET AND INCHES,

GOOGLE.

I AM 5, 11.(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

THESE PEOPLE KNOW.

THESE PEOPLE KNOW.

YOU CAN SEE IT.

5, 11 I HAVE BEEN 5, 11SINCE I WAS 14 YEARS OLD.

AND I AM SPEAKING DIRECTLYTO GOOGLE C.E.O. LARRY PAGE

RIGHT NOW.

WHICH CAMERA DO INEED-- WHICH CAMERA DO WE

FEED DIRECTLY TO GOOGLE?

THIS ONE?

ALL RIGHT.

LARRY, LARRY, I DEMAND ARETRACTION,

AN INVESTIGATION.

AN APOLOGY AND A SUBSTANTIALCASH SETTLEMENT OR I WILL

SEE YOUR ASS IN COURT.

SOME VIEWERS MIGHT SAYSTEPHEN, IT'S ONLY 1 INCH

WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL.

FIRST OF ALL, SHUT YOURMOUTH, GREG, I'M TALKING TO

LARRY RIGHT NOW.

>> JESUS, I'M SHAKING.

LET ME EXPLAIN TO EVERYONEOUT THERE WHAT HEIGHT MEANS

IN THE BUSINESS WE CALLSHOW.

I'M 5, 11, OKAY?

THAT'S ME, BRAD PITT ANDRUSSELL CROWE.

THESE ARE MY PEERS.

WHEN WE'RE IN THE STEAM ROOMNAKED, NO SHOES, WE'RE

LOOKING EACH OTHEREYE-TO-EYE.

THAT MEANS SOMETHING.

IT MEANS I'M 5, 11.

SERIOUSLY, 5, 10, THOSE AREMATT DAMON NUMBERS.

(LAUGHTER)THAT'S DOWN THERE IN THE

STALE AIR THAT JOHNNY DEPPIS SUCKIN.

I MEAN THESE GUYS REPRESENTTHE LOLLIPOP GUILD. ♪

AND I'M NOT GETTINGGREEDY HERE, I'M NOT GETTING

GREEDY.

I'M NOT ASKING TO BE LISTEDAS CIRCUS FREAKS LIKE CONAN

AS THE 6, 4, NOBODY WANTSTHAT, THEY DON'T LIVE LONG,

THEY'RE LIKE GREAT TAKENS,HE ALREADY HAS HIP DYSPLASIA,

I JUST WANT THE HEIGHT IDESERVE.

I FOUGHT FOR EVERY INCH.

AND NO ONE, NO ONE IS TAKINGTHAT FROM ME, ESPECIALLY NOT

LARRY PAGE WHO ACCORDING TOGOOGLE IS 5, 11.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)OH.

OH, OH, WHAT A COINCIDENCE.

COULDN'T STAND THECOMPETITION, HUH?

FIX IT OR I WILL FIX YOU,PAGE.

AND YES THAT IS A PHYSICALTHERAPY.

OH, BUT-- (APPLAUSE)

>> OH, NO, OH NO, BUTHOW-- HOW COULD I HURT YOU?

I'M ONLY 5, 10, I COULDNEVER REACH UP THERE.

SLEEP LIGHTLY, LAWRENCE, FORTHE REST OF THE NATION, YOU

SEE ONE OF THOSE GOOGLE CARSDRIVING AROUND TAKING

PICTURES, I WANT YOU TOREMIND THEM THAT IT'S NOT 5,

10, IT'S 5, 11

THEY ATTACK ME AND THEYATTACK ME, THEY THINK

THEY CAN DESTROY ME, THEYCAN NEVER DESTROY THE NATION.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> AND YOU KNOW, FOLKS, FOR

THE RECORD, I BELIEVE INGIVING EVERYONE, EVERYONE

THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT.

EXCEPT GREG, GREG'S ANIDIOT.

THIS IS TIP OF THE HAT, WAGOF THE FINGER.

(APPLAUSE)FIRST UP FOLKS, I WAS

OUTRAGED WHEN THE PRESIDENTWON THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE IN

2009 FOR QUOTE HIS VISION OFAND WORK FOR A WORLD FREE

FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

BUT IT'S FIVE YEARS LATERAND HE HAS BEEN UNABLE TO

DISARM ONE OF THE LARGESTNUCLEAR POWERS IN THE WORLD.

>> PRESIDENT OBAMA PLEDGEDTO WORK TOWARDS A

NUCLEAR-FREE WORLD, A MOVETHAT HELPED HIM WIN THE

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.

>> BUT NOW FIVE YEARS LATERCOMES THIS, A 355 BILLION

DOLLAR PLAN OVER THE NEXTDECADE TO UPGRADE WEAPONS,

PLANTS, LABORATORIES ANDDELIVERY SYSTEMS.

THE PRESIDENT WHO SET OUT TOMOVE AMERICA AND THE WORLD

BEYOND NUCLEAR WEAPONS ISNOW OVERSEEING A MASSIVE

REBUILDING OF THE COUNTRY'SATOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE.

>> SORRY, LIBERALS, TURNSOUT PRESIDENT KUMBAYA IS

ACTUALLY PRESIDENTBOOM-BA-YA. SO I'M GIVING A

TIP OF THE HAT TO BARACKOBAMA FOR HOLDING ON TO

AMERICA'S MEGATONS FOR AMEGA-GOOD REASON.

>> THE NATIONAL NUCLEARSECURITY ADMINISTRATION IS

HOLDING OFF ON DISASSEMBLINGSOME NUCLEAR COMPONENTS

BECAUSE OF ASTEROIDS.

"THE WALL STREET JOURNAL"REPORTS THE MISSION IS

TUCKED AWAY DEEP INSIDE AGOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY

OFFICE REPORT LISTING ONEREASON SOME MATERIAL NEEDS

TO BE RETAINED, QUOTE,POTENTIAL USE IN PLANETARY

DEFENSE AGAINST EARTH-BOUNDASTEROIDS.

CALLING THE MATERIAL ANIRREPLACABLE NATIONAL ASSET.

>> Stephen: THAT'S RIGHT,INSTEAD OF DECOMMISSIONING

OUR NUKES, WE'RE SAVING THEMTO SHOOT DOWN ASTEROIDS.

THAT IS THE EXACT SAMEREASON WE HAVEN'T

DECOMMISSIONED BRUCE WILLIS.

SHH, DON'T TELL THE RUSSIANS, WESWORE WE WOULD GET RID OF

HIM.

>> NEXT UP, NATION, THISPAST WEEKEND WAS NEW YORK

CITY'S COMIC CON AND THEBIGGEST COMIC BOOK

ANNOUNCEMENT CAME FROMMARVEL'S STAN LEE, CREATOR OF

THE THING, THE HULK, IRONMAN,MR. FANTASTIC, CYCLOPS AND

PRESUMABLY EVEN SOMECHARACTERS THAT AREN'T NAMED

AFTER -->> BUT STAN LEE'S LATEST

CREATION MAKES ME NICK FURIOUSBECAUSE HE IS GOING BOLLYWOOD

LAUNCHING CHAKRA THEINVINCIBLE, A FILM ABOUT HIS

FIRST INDIAN SUPERHERO COMICCAR.

RAJU RAI, A TECHNOLOGYGENIUS LIVING IN MUMBAI WHO

DEVELOPS AN ENHANCED SUITTHAT ACTIVATES A MYSTICAL

CHAKRAS OF THE BODYUNLEASHING NEW FOUND

ABILITIES AND POWERS.

IN OTHER WORDS, HE'S ACOMBINATION OF IRONMAN AND

THAT GUY WHO ALWAYS PUTS HISMAT DOWN NEXT TO YOUR WIFE

AT YOGA CLASS.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: I'M GIVING A WAG

OF MY FINGER TO STAN LEE FOROUTSOURCING AMERICA'S

SUPERHEROES.

FOLKS, I AM HAVING-- (APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: FOLKS, I AMHAVING NONE OF THIS.

A SUPERHERO FROM INDIA?

WE CAN'T TRUST THEM.

THEY ALREADY WORSHIPDR. OCTOPUS.

PLUS HIS SUPERPOWER ISUNLOCKING HIS HUMAN

POTENTIAL, THAT'S NOT HOWYOU GET SUPERPOWERS.

HEROES GET THEIR POWERS THEAMERICAN WAY, FROM

GOVERNMENT EXPERIMENTS, OR CAPITALISM, OR RADIATION, OR

RADIATION, OR RADIATION,FROM SPACE, YOU KNOW,

SOMETHING PLAUSIBLE.

PLUS CHAKRAS COME FROM THEHINDU RELIGION.

HOW COME HINDUS GET ASUPERHERO AND WE CATHOLICS

DON'T.

WE SHOULD AT LEAST GIVE POPEFRANCIS ADAMANTIUM CLAWS.

>> (APPLAUSE)

HE CAN USE THEM TO FIGHT HISNEMESIS THE HOBGOBLIN.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FOLKS, THANKS, EVERYBODY.

FOLKS, I'M A HUGE FAN OF FOXNEWS ANCHOR SEAN HANNITY.

SEAN IS SUCH A GOODJOURNALIST HE CAN BREAK DOWN

THE NEWS INTO SIMPLE TERMSTHAT EVEN HE CAN UNDERSTAND.

AND RECENTLY MY MAIN MANITYHANNITY INTRODUCED A NEW

SEGMENT ON HIS SHOW CALLEDQUESTION OF THE DAY, WHERE

HE ANSWERS THE MOST PRESSINGQUESTIONS OF OUR TIME.

>> TIME NOW FOR THE QUESTIONOF THE DAY, NEW SEGMENT ON

HANNITY.

NOW YOU GET TO KNOW A LITTLEBIT MORE ABOUT ME AND I GET

TO KNOW MORE BUT, OUR LOYALVIEWERS SO TONIGHT'S

QUESTION IS WHO IS YOURFAVORITE BAND, WHAT WAS YOUR

FIRST CAR.

>> WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TVSHOW TO BINGE WATCH.

>> THANK YOU, I WILL NEEDYOUR MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME

AND THE NAME OF YOUR FIRSTPET AND YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY

NUMBER AND WE WILL SET UP ACREDIT CARD FOR MY GOOD

FRIEND, THE NIGERIAN PRINCE.

>> BUT HANNITY SAVED THEBEST FOR THE MOST RECENT.

BECAUSE LAST NIGHT HEANSWERED THE QUESTION THAT

WAS ON ALL OF HIS MIND.

>> TIME FOR A QUESTION OFTHE DAY, TONIGHT'S QUESTION

IS SOMETHING I'M REALLYEXCITED ABOUT.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TOWORK OUT.

NOW PRESIDENT OBAMA, HEDELICATELY JOGS ON HIS

ELLIPTICAL AND STRUGGLES TOLIFT A COUPLE OF TWO POUND

WEIGHTS.

I'VE BEEN ENGAGING IN A REALEXERCISE.

>> Stephen: YEAH, PRESIDENTOBAMA DELICATELYING JOGS

WHILE HANNITY FORCEFULLYRAMS PRESIDENT OBAMA INTO

THIS SEGMENT FOR NO REASON.

SO-- (APPLAUSE)

NOT EVEN ANY LUBRICANT.

SO SO WHAT IS YOUR EXERCISESECRET, SEAN?

>> FOR THE PAST 18 MONTHSI'VE LOST 27 POUNDS BY

SPENDING SEVERAL HOURS EACHWEEK DOING THIS, IT'S WHAT

MY INSTRUCTOR CALLS STREETMARTIAL ARTS WHICH IS REALLY

A MIXED MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAMTHAT INCLUDES KICK BOXING,

JIUJITSU, FILIPINOMARTIAL ARTS AND BLADE AND

FIREARM TRAINING.

>> Stephen: WELL, OF COURSEYOU DO BLADE TRAINING.

I MEAN HANDLING KNIVES ISAMAZING EXERCISE.

THAT'S WHY MARIO BATALI ISIN SUCH GREAT SHAPE.

AND FOLKS,(APPLAUSE)

TALK ABOUT GETTING RIPPED.

FIREARM TRAINING?

>> I'LL BET SEAN HASSIX-PACK FINGER ABS.

FOLKS, SEEING SEAN TAKE TIMEOUT FROM COVERING EBOLA AND

ISIS TO LET US KNOW HIS BODIS ROCK HARD, HAS INSPIRED

ME TO INTRODUCE MY OWNSEGMENT WHERE I ASK MYSELF

FLATTERING QUESTIONS ABOUTMYSELF.

IT'S TIME FOR STEPHENCOLBERT'S EVERYTHING I

WANTED YOU TO WANT TO KNOWABOUT ME BUT I WAS AFRAID

YOU WOULDN'T ASK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)NATION,.

(AUDIENCE CHANTS "STEPHEN!")

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)NATION, THERE WERE SO MANY

GREAT QUESTIONS TO CHOOSEFROM THAT I SUBMITTED LIKE

HAVE YOU LOST WEIGHT OR HOWDO YOU GET YOUR SKIN TO GROW

LIKE A PREGNANT WOMAN'S, ANDWOW, STEPHEN, YOU ARE SO

GREAT IT'S AMAZING.

BUT THE ONE I HAVE DECIDEDTO ASK AN ANSWER TONIGHT IS,

I'VE NOTICED YOU'RE IN MUCHBETTER SHAPE THAN SEAN

HANNITY.

HOW DO YOU WORK OUT?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)WELL, THANKS FOR ASKING ME, ME

SEAN HANNITY DELICATELY SHOOTS

HIS JIUJITSU GUNS AND CANBARELY LIFT A TWO POUND

SCIMITAR.

I WORK OUT LIKE A REAL MAN.EVERY MORNING I GET UP, MAKE A

PROTEIN SHAKE AND THROW IT INTHE FACE OF A JAGUAR, THEN I

CRAB WALK FOR 25 MILES ANDSTAB A MOUNTAIN IN THE

HEART.

THEN I FINISH UP WITH ALITTLE SELF-FLAGELLATION AND

A CATAPULT WORK.

I'M TELLING YOU, CRANKINGTHE RACK REALLY BLASTS MY

CORE.

AND THE PAST 18 MONTHS I'VELOST OVER 30 POUNDS.

NOW MOST OF THAT IS BLOODWEIGHT THANKS TO THE JAGUAR.

OF COURSE, THERE IS ONE-- (APPLAUSE)

OF COURSE THERE IS ONE AREAOF PHYSICAL FITNESS WHERE I

WILL NEVER MATCH SEAN.

FLEXIBILITY.

BECAUSE LISTENING TO HIMANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT

HIMSELF ON HIS OWN SHOW, IKNOW I CAN NEVER WATCH HIS

ABILITY TO GET HIS HEAD UPHIS OWN ASS.

I MEAN LITERALLY, LITERALLY.

I LOOK FORWARD TO MORE OFSEAN'S ANSWERS TO BURNING

QUESTIONS LIKE HOW IS THISNEWS.

AND WHAT ELSE IS ON TV.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY,MY GUEST TONIGHT DIRECTED A

NEW FILM DEAR WHITE PEOPLE.

PLEASE WELCOME JUSTIN SIMIEN.

MR. SIMIEN THANK YOU SOMUCH FOR COMING ON.

>> THANK YOU.

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> VERY GOOD TO BE HERE.

>> THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

CONGRATULATIONS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> VERY HEADY TIME FOR YOURIGHT NOW.

>> IT IS A HEADY TIME.

>> ARE YOU A WRITER,DIRECTOR PRODUCER OF THE

FILM DEAR WHITE PEOPLE.

>> THAT IS TRUE.

>> IT WON THE SPECIAL JURYAWARD FOR BREAKTHROUGH

TALENT AT THE 2014 SUNDANCEFILM FESTIVAL AND EARNED YOU

A SPOT IN VARIETY MAGAZINE'STEN DIRECTORS TO WATCH.

>> YEAH.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> HOW DOES IT FEEL TO KNOWTHAT VARIETY MAGAZINE HAS

OFFICIALLY SAID KEEP AN EYEON THAT BLACK GUY.

>> IT'S A LITTLE SCARY, MAN,I LIVE IN THE AGE OF TWITTER

SOAR PEOPLE HAVE GOT MYTWITTER HANDLE.

THEY CAN FIGURE OUT EASILYWHERE I LIVE, WHAT MY

MOVEMENTS ARE.

SO I DON'T KNOW.

BUT IT'S NICE, IT'S AN HONORAND IT'S KIND OF SURREAL TO

GET ALL OF THAT IN MY FIRSTFILM.

IT'S CRAZY, I'M GRATEFUL.

>> SO WHY'D YOU MAKE THE FILM?IT'S CALLED DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

IS IT A LOVE LETTER TO WHITEPEOPLE?

>> IT IS CALLED DEAR WHITEPEOPLE BUT THE MOVIE ITSELF

ISN'T A RANT TOWHITE PEOPLE.

IT ACTUALLY FOCUSES ON THESEFOUR BLACK KIDS AT A

MOSTLY WHITE COLLEGE, SORT OFFIGURING OUT THEIR

IDENTITIES.

AND THERE IS A CHARACTER INTHE MOVIE HER NAME IS SAM.

SHE'S GOT A RADIO SHOWCALLED DEAR WHITE PEOPLE.

SHE'S A BIT OF A REBELROUSER AND CALLS PEOPLE OUT

ON THEIR MICROAGGRESSION.

>> Stephen: WHAT'SA MICROAGGRESSION.

>> SORT OF THE FAUX PAUS,LIKE BEING SHOCKED THAT A

BLACK PERSON IS ARTICULATE,YOU KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE LIKE,

YOU KNOW, AN AFRO AND YOUFIND WHITE FINGERS IN IT ALL

THE TIME.

>> Stephen: DOES THAT HAPPEN?

>> IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.

YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT?

>> Stephen: I DIDN'T KNOWTHAT.

ARE THEY HIDING THINGS INTHERE.

WHY ARE THERE FINGERS INTHERE.

>> I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RELOOKING FOR, CULTURE MAYBE,

I DIDN'T KNOW.

>> Stephen: I HAVE A CLIPHERE, THE YOUNG LADY IS IN

THE DINING HALL OF THE-- ISIT THE DINING HALL THAT IS

PREDOMINANTLY.

>> PREDOMINANTLY BLACKRESIDENCE HALL AND THERE IS

A CHARACTER NAMED CURT WHOSORT OF HEADS UP A MAGAZINE

ON CAMPUS AND HE DOESN'TREALLY TAKE TOO KINDLY TO

SAM'S SHOW DEAR WHITE PEOPLEAND HE LETS HER KNOW IT.

>> OKAY, TAKE A LOOK.

>> DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, RIGHT?

>> IT'S FUNNY STUFF, HOWHAVE WE NOT-- YOU YET.

>> YOU UNINSPIRED HUMANMAGAZINE.

>> IT IS ACTUALLY MUCH MORETHAN JUST A MAGAZINE,

SWEETHEART.

IT IS BASICALLY HALF LAMPOON,SAME GOES TO THE NETWORK

COMEDIES.

>> AND WHAT GIVES YOUCLUBHOUSE KIDS THE RIGHT TO

COME TO OUR DINING HALL?

>> YOU KNOW,-- LIZ'S HERE.

>> SO HE CAN'T EAT HERE.

>> LET THE MAN EAT.

>> WHO ARE YOU TO THROW MEOUT?

>> WELL, I THINK I'M HEAD OFTHIS HOUSE.

AND I'M DOING THINGS MY WAY.

(APPLAUSE)>> IT'S A POWERFUL SCENE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> WHY MAKE A COMEDY ABOUTRACISM?

>> I DON'T THINK RACISM ISFUNNY.

THAT'S WHERE YOU AND IDIFFER.

>> YEAH, YEAH.

>> YOU KNOW, I DON'TACTUALLY SEE THE MOVIE AS

BEING ABOUT RACISM PER SE.

RACISM SORT OF EXISTS IN THEWORLD OF ANY PERSON OF

COLOR.

>> SO MICROAGGRESSIONS ARENOT THE SAME THING AS

RACISM?

>> IT'S COVERT RACISM, SORTOF RACISM HIDDEN UNDER THE

SURFACE BUT THE MOVIE FOCUSON IDENTITY IT FOCUS ON

THESE KIDS IN A WORLD WHEREMICROAGGRESSIONS AND COVERT

RACISM OCCUR.

AND TALKED ABOUT KIND OF THEDIFFICULTY OF FINDING

YOURSELF IN A PLACE THATDOESN'T NECESSARILY REFLECT

YOU.

>> IS THIS ANAUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STORY, DID

YOU FIND YOURSELF IN A PLACETHAT DIDN'T RECOGNIZE YOU?

>> AMERICA, GENERALLYSPEAKING, BUT THERE ARE-- .

>> Stephen: AMERICA NUMBERONE, THOUGH, USA NUMBER ONE.

>> IT'S THE BEST, IT'SGREAT.

BUT IT'S JUST WORKING ONSOME THINGS TOO.

BESIDES PUTTING MY HAND INYOUR FRO, IS THERE OTHER

MICROAGGRESSIONS I SHOULDAVOID.

BECAUSE I WANT TO BEFRIENDLY WITH BLACK PEOPLE.

I HAVE MANY BLACK FRIENDS.

>> OKAY.

>> I THINK WE HAVE SOMEPICTURES OF ME WITH SOME OF

MY BLACK FRIENDS OVER THEYEARS.

>> OH, WOW, THAT'S GOOD.

>> YEAH.

>> WOW, YEAH, YOU HAVE MOREBLACK FRIENDS THAN I DO, I

THINK.

SO CONGRATULATIONS.

>> Stephen: OH REALLY?

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU.

(APPLAUSE)>> GOOD JOB, MAN.

I THINK IT'S A START.

I THINK IT'S A START.

I THINK PART OF IT IS IT'SNOT MAKING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT

PEOPLE BASED ON THEIR RACE.

YOU KNOW, IT'S GREAT THATYOU HAVE BLACK FRIENDS.

I DON'T THINK IT ABSOLUTELYABSOLVES YOU OF THE TOPIC OF

RACISM OR BEING ABLE TOSTICK YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND.

>> Stephen: OKAY, WHY HAVE THESEPICTURES OF ME WITH BLACK

PEOPLE IF IT'S NOT TOABSOLVE ME OF RACISM, I

DON'T PUT THESE PICTURES UPHERE FOR MY HEALTH.

>> OH, WOW, OKAY.

>> Stephen: IT'S TO PROVEI'M NOT A RACIST.

>> I THINK WOULD BE NICE TOHAVE FRIENDS JUST BECAUSE

YOU LIKE THEM.

>> Stephen: OF COURSE I LIKETHEM.

I ALSO LIKE THAT I GET TOSHOW THE PICTURES.

>> YEAH.

WE DO LIVE IN THE AGE OF THESELFIE WHERE IT IS NICE TO

SHOW OFF BUT I DON'T THINK APERSON NECESSARILY WANTS TO

BE A PROP IN YOUR LIFE WITH ALLDUE RESPECT.

I THINK PEOPLE SORT OF WANTTO BE YOUR FRIENDS BECAUSE

YOU GENUINELY LIKE THEM.

>> Stephen: SNOOP SEEMSHAPPY.

>> YEAH, HE DOES.

>> Stephen: NOW THESEASSUMPTIONS WE MAKE ABOUT

PEOPLE BASED UPON THEIRAPPEARANCE, ARE THEY

NECESSARILY RACIAL OR IS ITA MICROAGGRESSION FOR ME TO

LOOK AT THE TWEED AND THEPLAID AND GO THAT GUY SAY

NERD.

>> THAT WOULD ACTUALLY BEACCURATE.

>> Stephen: IT WOULD BE?

THAT IS NOT AMICROAGGRESSION. IT IS A

MICROIDENTIFICATION.

>> I'M A HUGE NERD.

>> Stephen: YOUSELF-IDENTIFY AS NERD.

>> I DO AND EVERYTHING THATCOMES WITH THAT.

>> Stephen: I THINK YOU ALSOIDENTIFY AS GAY.

>> IT'S TRUE.

>> Stephen: IS THERE ANYCHANCE YOU MIGHT GENTRIFYING

YOURSELF OUT OF YOUR OWNNEIGHBORHOOD?

>> IT'S A CHANCE.

>> Stephen: GOOD LUCK WITHTHAT.

>> IT'S A CHANCE.

THANKS, MAN.

>> Stephen: JUSTIN SIMIEN, THEMOVIE IS DEAR WHITE PEOPLE.

OPENS OCTOBER 17th THISFRIDAY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> THAT'S IT FOR THE REPORT,EVERYBODY, GOOD NIGHT.