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Jimmy Kimmel asks random pedestrians if they have a black friend

February is Black History Month, and Jimmy Kimmel decided to mark the occasion by asking random strangers on Hollywood Blvd. if they have a black friend. The trick is that the audience has to guess yes or no before the person answers. It's an interesting, if somewhat quixotic and cringe-inducing, way to look at race relations in America. But race aside, don't men have friends? —Peter Weber