It’s been two weeks since the news broke, so I hope I don’t need to recount the Governor Ralph Northam scandal over his KKK / Blackface photograph on his yearbook page from medical school for you. You know about it, right?
A new Washington Post poll shows that the citizens of Virginia are split on whether he should quit, and black residents say by a wide margin that he should stay in office.
Here’s what The Daily Show‘s cutie-pie Trevor Noah said on Monday night:
To black people, especially in Virginia, every white guy serving in office has probably done some racist stuff. So, you might as well have a white guy who has already been caught and feels bad about it, because you know that guy’s never messing up again.
Let me tell you, white guilt can be very useful. Black people in Virginia can ask Governor Northam for anything now: better schools, criminal justice reform, a holiday for Beyoncé‘s birthday. A black person in Virginia could ask Northam to pick him up from the airport and he’d be like, ‘I’ll be there in 15 minutes’.