Larry Wilmore’s Remarks at the WH Correspondents Dinner

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Thank you, thank you very much. Thank you, thanks for keeping that applause going all the way, too, I appreciate that.

Well, welcome to “Negro Night” here at the Washington Hilton, or as Fox News will report, “Two thugs disrupt elegant dinner in D.C.” That’s how they do us, right?

Nice to be here, though, at the White House correspondents’ dinner, or as you know they’re gonna call it next year, “Donald Trump presents a luxurious evening paid for by Mexico.” I’m very scared of that.

But thank you so much. It’s an absolute honor to be here tonight. I want to thank the president, the first lady, Carol Lee, and the White House Correspondents’ Association for hiring me, and Mitch McConnell for not blocking my nomination.

Seriously, you gotta give Mitch McConnell credit. At this point, he could block LeBron James. He’s unbelievable.

But to say a little bit…

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About martinkich

I am a Professor of English at Wright State University's Lake Campus, where I have been a faculty member for more than 25 years. I have now served multiple terms as the President of the WSU chapter of AAUP, which now includes all full-time instructional faculty, and as the Vice-President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP. I have also served several terms as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress. In addition to serving as co-editor of the Academe blog, I am also a member of the editorial board of Academe and have been a guest editor for an issue of the magazine on collective bargaining strategies. As co-chair of the Ohio Conference's Communication Committee, I began to do much more overtly political writing during the campaign to repeal Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which would have eliminated the right of faculty to be unionized. I have sustained that activism, and at the risk of stating the obvious, I have very much enjoyed contributing to the Academe Blog and to our chapter blog. I also maintain several other blogs to which I have re-posted, by topic, my posts to the Academe blog, as well as some other items.

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