“The Daily Show” crew rendered judgments on a pair of odd news stories Wednesday with the aptly titled segment “Racist or Not Racist?”
First up for Jon Stewart and a trio of correspondents was the story of a Virginia boy who was dressed up as a member of the Ku Klux Klan for Halloween. The mother of the boy defended that costume and said her brother also dressed up as a klansman when he was younger.
Next on the agenda for Stewart and company was the white man who won election in largely black district in Houston by misleading voters into think he was black.
The candidate won the election over a black incumbent, prompting correspondent Jessica Williams to describe the deception as “smart, but racist.”