Killer Mike Speaks About the Rachel Dolezal Fiasco on The Nightly Show (Video)
On the heels of an announcement earlier this week that he was running for George State Representative, and an abrupt end to the campaign, rapper and political activist Michal Render (also known as Killer Mike) made an appearance on last night’s The Nightly Show. No stranger to the realm of television appearances, Mike has previously voiced his opinions on issues like the justice system and institutionalized racism on CNN and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
Last night’s discussion, which also included host Larry Wilmore, head writer Robin Thede, and comedian Natasha Leggero, centered most of its energy on Rachel Dolezal, the embattled former president of the N.A.A.C.P. chapter in Spokane who recently broke the internet when it was divulged that she identified herself as Black when she was in fact White. In reference to passing as another race, Mike said “other places, I would guess, it would be easier ’cause they don’t focus on that the way we do in this country.” When asked if her work on behalf of African-Americans is enough to forgive her, he quipped “I couldn’t be mad at her ’til I found out she was in Spokane.” He continues his analysis with humor, saying “ain’t no pressure happenin’ in Spokane, man, they had to import Black people for their N.A.A.C.P.!”
Check out more of the segment in the two clips below.