The Tony nominee shows why the Trump administration's mission to end white discrimination is silly

By Nick Romano
August 03, 2017 at 08:54 AM EDT
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Jimmy Kimmel yielded stage time on his late-night show on Wednesday to Tony nominee David Alan Grier, who had a very important message in light of the Trump administration’s mission to unravel affirmative action on the grounds of “intentional race-based discrimination” of white people.

“Won’t you join me and Attorney General Jeff Sessions in helping to end years of unjust and immoral discrimination against white people,” the actor told the Jimmy Kimmel Live audience against the backdrop of a waving American flag.

Revealed earlier this week, the government is preparing to redirect federal funds to investigate and potentially sue universities over affirmative action. So Grier, who previously skewered Ben Carson for Jimmy Fallon, explained “the facts” regarding America’s long history of discrimination against white people.

“It all started back in the 1700s when black people took all the seats in the slave ships for themselves, leaving room for only a few white people up top,” he said in mocking. “Then we black people have continued our discriminatory ways: we forced white people into all white neighborhoods and brutally caucasian public schools. Our police are so focused on serving us, they barely even pay attention to white people, and whites are discriminated against in major sectors of our economy, from the NBA to hip-hop to even Tyler Perry movies. It’s so bad that white people had no choice but to create their own all-white government — and they can’t get a damn thing done.”

Continuing the ruse, Grier declared, “It’s time to give white people a chance. Call Washington — Denzel Washington.”

Watch his full parody address above.

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