‘I’m Actually Black’, MSNBC Panel On Race Gets Cringeworthy

‘I’m Actually Black’, MSNBC Panel On Race Gets Cringeworthy

With Starbucks new company policy allowing employees to openly discuss race, Jay Smooth and Nancy Giles join Chris Hayes to debate the topic.

The conversation started very meaningful, but after host Chris Hayes played Smooth’s YouTube video “How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist,” things started to get a little loopy.

“I can’t not tease Jay about the kinda, like, brotha way he was trying to talk,” Giles said. “Like, ‘Hey,’ with the rap music in the background, and, like, down with the people.”
“I’m a rap guy!” Smooth responded, with Giles pushing.

“Yeah, I know, but it’s another interesting, funny thing about race,” she said. “Like, there would be some people that feel that you co-opted something like that, and other people might feel like that’s his background and that’s really cool, too.”

Giles continues to tease Smooth until the most awkward climax ever filmed.

“It’s also interesting because I’m actually black, but you assumed otherwise,” Smooth said. “And this is the sort of awkwardness that we can look forward to at Starbucks across America.”

Video below skips to the cringe worthy moment in all its glory.


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