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02/19/2014 10:09 am ET | Updated Feb 17, 2015

Jeopardy Contestants Painfully Avoid Black History Questions As Long As They Can

In today's things that make you go hmmm.

On a college championship round of Jeopardy, it seemed three white college students avoided the "African American History" category until they had absolutely no other options.

During the second round, rather than being asked about black history, the contestants gladly chose from categories like "International Cinema Showcase," "Weather Verbs," and "Kiwi Fauna."

But the students choice wasn't surprising, as they only answered three out of the five questions in the category correctly. Although they knew the answers for clues on Martin Luther King Jr., Apollo Theater and Phyllis Wheatley, they missed questions on the Scottsboro Boys and the 1st Rhode Island Regiment.


Were they saving the best for last or avoiding painful embarrassment? Watch for yourself in the video above. Skip to the 15:56 mark.

(h/t Jezebel)

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