Apparently, a white man referring to himself as a “house ni**ga” is humorous to some. Bill Maher cracked a racist joke while interviewing a Nebraska senator and the audience thought it was pretty funny. Hear the joke and decide for yourself inside…
Late night, host Bill Maher definitely messed up.
The “Real Time” HBO host sat down with Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, for an interview. Sen. Sasse invited the late night host to his state to get in the trenches, so to speak.
“We’d love to have you work in the fields with us,” Sen. Sasse said.
Bill responded with: “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house ni**a.”
Maybe he thought using the -a version of the N-word instead of the -er version made it ok. After he cracked the racially insensitive “joke,” some audience members laughed while others just made "I'm so uncomfortable" noises. Bill then followed up with“It’s just a joke.”
— James Burgos (@jamesburgos) June 3, 2017
So, here we are. 2017 and white folks -- liberal or not -- are still making light of slavery.
We know what some of you are thinking: “Black people are just too sensitive.” Nah. It’s about the dangerous slippery slope of making slavery into a joke. And if we want it to stop, we have to call them out.