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America's Grotesque Amusement: The Joke Is On Black Women Again

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SNL KERRY WASHINGTON
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Kerry Washington' Episode 1646 -- Pictured: (l-r) Taran Killam, Kerry Washington -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) | Getty

This past weekend, Kerry Washington became only the eighth Black woman to host “Saturday Night Live.” The paltry representation of black women on “SNL” is obviously shameful: In the 38-year history of the show, there have only been four black women cast members, averaging about one per decade.

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