Jon Stewart explains ‘problem with white people,’ in push for reparations; it comes off like ‘hostage video’

In a recent segment of “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” which airs on Apple TV+, Jon Stewart willingly sacrifices whatever credibility he may have still retained by going full woke, embracing the divisive tenets of toxic critical race theory to inform us of “the problem with white people.”

In the end, Stewart’s agenda appeared to be to legitimize the call for reparations for black and minority people.

“For however sincerely we want to reckon and listen, the truth is America has always prioritized white comfort over black survival. Black people have had to fight so hard for equality that they’ve been irreparably set back in the pursuit of equity,” Stewart said.

“And any real attempt to repa.. repair a ton of that damage — Stewart whispers ‘reparations’ — sets off white people’s ‘they’re coming for our sh*t’ alarm,” he added, before insinuating that white people need to address this problem on their own.

“We’ve had some issues with race. There was that incident in 1619, and then — had a few hiccups since then, but mostly it’s been fine,” Stewart went on to say, this being a reference to the 1619 Project, a project undertaken by Nikole Hannah-Jones that has been panned by critics as “historically inaccurate,” despite the activist being gifted a Pulitzer Prize.

Steward claimed that things had “been chill, until a couple of years ago another rare, bad thing happened to black people in the summer of 2020” — this being the death of George Floyd — before turning his focus to “racial reckoning.”

“We don’t want to right the wrongs, we just reckon we’re gonna think about it for a bit,” he said.

“See, white people are pretending that this problem is new, and we’re just hearing about it now, because we love to discover stuff that already existed. It’s kind of our thing,” Stewart would add, after showing clips of black Americans voicing their complaints.

Throwing self determination and personal responsibility out the window, Stewart pressed the issue of white people today owing something to the black community.

“We have been told over, and over, and over again by black people that this country never resolved the original sins of slavery and segregation,” he said. “It doesn’t seem to matter what black people tell us or how many times they say it. It lands on deaf ears. Because a large swath of white Americans believes that black Americans are solely responsible for their community’s struggles. And the bias is so pervasive, that we don’t even notice it.”

Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, nailed it when he suggested in a tweet that the Stewart monologue “feels more like a hostage video.”

“There is a little glimpse of embarrassment and he even stumbles with the delivery because other people are literally putting words in his mouth. Fascinating,” he added in a follow up tweet.

Here’s a quick sampling of other responses to the story from Twitter:


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