The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore started with a bang this week: in the inaugural week, Wilmore had Talib Kweli on the show to talk about police violence and the events in Ferguson, Mo. He was joined on the show by Bill Burr (comedian), Cory Booker (U.S. Senator), and Shenaz Treasury (actress).
Ferguson Decision: Hip-Hop Community & Other Artists React
Wilmore asked Kweli if the protests in Ferguson — or the act of protest more generally — has “made a difference.”
The rapper and activist replied, “Protest is a long game. Think of the Montgomery bus boycotts. It’s not so far in the past for us, and that took a year and a half. And that was very strategic: they chose Rosa Parks to be the person.”
Booker is a politician, so he largely stayed away from talking about sensitive issues like protest. He focused instead on the injustice of the criminal system and issued feel-good statements like, “We’ve got to get into a conversation that’s leading with love.”
Watch the full segment below.