A lot of people are struggling to understand what's going on with Rachel Dolezal, the civil rights advocate in Spokane who just stepped down as regional NAACP chief after her family accused her of pretending to be black. Jon Stewart counts himself among the confounded. On Monday's Daily Show, Stewart gave Dolezal the Daily Show treatment, including a segment entitled "Whaaaaaaaaaaat?" and a head-shaking look at how the conservative punditry has turned an isolated incident into an indictment of liberalism.
But to truly hammer home the absurdity of the Dolezal story, the very white Jordan Klepper came out pretending to be the Daily Show's senior black correspondent. Finally, Jessica Williams appeared to make The Daily Show's main point: The Rachel Dolezal story is weird. "You can't just appropriate persecution because it's 'cool,'" Williams said. "If Team Black didn't pick you, you can't just suit up and run on the field.... We need allies, not replacements." There's a diss at Iggy Azalea, too. Watch below. Peter Weber
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