The Daily Show Weighs In On Obama and “The Angry Black Man”

October 5, 2015

Earlier this month CNN published an article on Why Obama doesn't dare become the 'angry black man after critics complained that President Obama had not displayed enough anger in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

The article quoted scholars on race relations who said many white Americans would be unsettled by Obama losing his temper because he would evoke the stereotype of the angry African-American man.

Reader response was massive, and received more than 3,800 comments and 8,800 Facebook shares. Some readers said they've never even heard of the stereotype. Others said they'd lived it. (read more)

On last nights episode of  “The Daily Show,” Senior “Black” Correspondent, Larry Wilmore shared some humor on the racial stereotyping of the angry black man and his emotions.