Late-night hosts usually speak. This week, he was silent and listened.



The scene of that midnight talk show was mostly white and mostly male. So while the country is tied to its racist past and present, and the protests against royal cities from coast to coast with police brutality, the middle-aged, punch, rich and whites are not cutting it. And they know it.


This week, big-name hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Conor O'Brien, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, and the James Corden celebrity scholarship have been lost to serious conversations about white privilege and true alliance.

Corden opened "The Late Late Show" on Monday with a funny slant: "We usually start with a section called 'Three Things to Cheer You Up.' I struggled all night to think because it was anyone's guess. "

Who, really? The conclusion from Corden and his fellow hosts is not Silence's answer. But both were not trading properly. It's time to dig up the popular chat for the actual conversation.

In the midnight universe, black voices filled with gaps are usually captured by monologues and rimshots. NAACP President Derrick Johnson, CNN's Dan Lemon & Van Jones, "Saturday Night Live" by Michael, actress Leslie Jones, actor Keegan-Michael Key, writer Wes Moore, comedian W.W. Comeau Bell, activist/rapper Killer Mike, radio personality Charlemagne Thalmegen Ishtar and Rep. Wall Demings (D-Fla.) Are on the show this week for a deeper dive into structural racism.

On Monday, Fallon of "The Tonight Show" told his audience that he was "not going to do a regular show," and ended the episode with apologies, re-examining the old SNL sketch and giving the camaraderie blackface to his good friend Chris Rock.

"The most annoying thing about me is, how do I love this guy? I respect human beings. I'm not a racist," said Fallon, who advised him to remain silent about the controversy over hot water. Also.

Fallon said: "I realize that the biggest crime for whites and everyone else like me is silence: shut up. We have to say something. We have to say something. And we have more than a day on Twitter. Johnson and Lemon were later welcomed as his guests.

Johnson hit an optimistic note: “We have the opportunity to open up the conversation. We have the opportunity to learn to understand each other. “When asked how the country is maintaining the pace of change, Johnson said,“ One of the evidence at this moment is that people want a quick fix and then go back to their corners. "






Myers had an encounter with one of the show's writers, Amber Ruffin, who was working on talk shows to address racial issues.

"As a white man, when confronted by the police, I can speak to deeply rooted and justified African Americans," Meyers said before killing Ruffin. He told a story about being a teenager, new to driving, and exploding Basta Rhymes while driving five miles over the speed limit. A policeman saw him and immediately exacerbated the situation, shouting at him. "I think: 'I'm going to die like this, this guy's going to kill me,'" Ruffin recalled.

The rest of the week, Meyers placed Ruffin, the only black woman in her writers' room, at the top of the show.

The host has an interview that directly addresses the issue of equity in the entertainment business, giving the host a platform to listen and explain the country's problems on TV during the week.


On Wednesday, O'Brien - who aired the night before on "# Blackout Tuesday" - spent more than 30 minutes with Bell on "Conan." Bell had no punches and called a friend, O'Brien, for his work.

"It's important to connect your life with the real movement," Bell challenged Bell to dig deeper into his network's practices. Bell was asked how many black people work at TBS and "Conan" and whether those people are at the top or bottom of the corporate ladder. Release that data, Bell said, and pledged "it will look different in a year."

"We don't need white people to do the work," Bell said because we don't have the confidence that the work will be completed. "

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