‘Nightly Show’ Panel: ‘We Still Have To Convince GOP Racism Is Real’ (VIDEO)

September 29, 2015 8:34 a.m.

“The Nightly Show” panel on Monday took on Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s weekend message to black voters of “hope and aspiration” and no “free stuff.”

“What kind of free stuff does Jeb think we’re getting?” host Larry Wilmore asked.

Contributor Mike Yard said he must’ve been blacklisted from the free stuff list because “I ain’t never gotten no free shit.”

The panelists said Bush’s comments miss the larger point of systemic racism experienced by black Americans.

“We still have to convince Republicans racism is real. That’s like we have to convince people global warming is real,” contributor Rory Albanese said. “Now we can’t even fix it because we have to convince you that it exists. That’s a huge waste of time.”

Watch the panel, from Comedy Central, below:

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