Former ‘Daily Show’ host John Stewart accused America’s police officers of being enforcers of ‘segregation’ and ‘economic inequality’ in an interview with New York Time Magazine.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Jon Stewart, the former host of “The Daily Show,” characterized America’s police as enforcers of segregation and economic inequality.
Speaking with The New York Times Magazine, Stewart said he was not at all surprised by the death of George Floyd while in the custody of a Minneapolis police officer. Though most Americans would call for police reform, Stewart said the Floyd incident goes much deeper…
“We continue to make this about the police — the how of it. How can they police? Is it about sensitivity and de-escalation training and community policing? All that can make for a less-egregious relationship between the police and people of color. But the how isn’t as important as the why, which we never address,” he added, as reported by Business Insider.
The “why” for the police, according to Stewart, is to be an enforcer of America’s economic inequality that “came down to torment the black community.” Though segregation ended legally in the United States, Stewart appears to believe the police are still enforcers of it.
Is Stewart so ignorant about history that he doesn’t realize legal segregation in the United States ended over 50 years ago?