Larry Wilmore skewers Emory students offended by Trump chalkings

Larry Willmore on Comedy Central spent a good portion of Thursday night mocking the offended Emory University students regarding "Trump 2016" chalkings. CREDIT: Comedy Central

Larry Willmore on Comedy Central spent a good portion of Thursday night mocking the offended Emory University students regarding “Trump 2016” chalkings. CREDIT: Comedy Central

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Friday, March 25, 2016

Georgia has been in the headlines this week for all sorts of unflattering reasons. Hollywood going after the “religious liberty” bill. Cobb County parents upset by yoga in school. That rape kit bill almost getting scuttled.

Larry Wilmore on his Comedy Central show Thursday night chose to skewer those sensitive Emory University students who felt scared and intimidated by “Trump 2016” chalkings on campus.

“Traumatized?” Wilmore said. “By just seeing his name in chalk? How do you think I feel in New York? I see it in gold every day!”

Correspondents Jordan Carlos and Robin Thede played frightened Emory students speaking from the “Emory University Safe Space.”

Emory students

“I had no idea that I went to school with people who have different opinions than me! It’s terrifying” said Thede.

When Wilmore utters Trump’s name, they huddle together. “Trigger word!” they yell.

“Let me get my grief counselor on Facetime!” Thede said.

“It was written in all caps. That’s like screaming on the Internet. We can’t be virtually screamed at!” said Carlos.

“And the chalk was white, Larry!”

And there’s a sweet twist at the end of the bit.

Read Bill Torpy’s column on the subject.


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