LENO ➠ Today’s College Kids Don’t Even Know What Racism Is
Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno joined comedian Chris Rock in complaining about college students for being so politically correct.
Leno, who has longed performed at colleges across the country, also said today’s university students don’t even know what racism actually is.
“College kids now are so politically correct. I mean, to the point where — I’ll give you an example, we had interns at the show, college interns,” he said on The Late Show with Seth Myers.
“Like, the last year of the show, one of the interns comes and says, “Mr. Leno, I’m getting lunch. what do you want?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, where are you going?’
“He said, ‘We’re getting Mexican.’ I said, ‘I don’t really like Mexican.’ He goes, ‘Whoa, that’s kind of racist.’ That’s not racist! Being anti-guacamole is not racist, OK? You have no idea what racism is. That’s not racist, you idiot, you moron.'”
Rock, a comedian and actor, told New York magazine in January that he stopped playing colleges because students have gotten “way too conservative.”
Not in their political views — not like they’re voting Republican — but in their social views and their willingness not to offend anybody. Kids raised on a culture of ‘We’re not going to keep score in the game because we don’t want anybody to lose.’ Or just ignoring race to a fault. You can’t say ‘the black kid over there.’ No, it’s ‘the guy with the red shoes.’ You can’t even be offensive on your way to being inoffensive.