Lena Waithe Dropped Some Truth Bombs on Stephen Colbert Last Night

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Taylor Henderson

Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe blessed Stephen Colbert with her presence on last night's episode of The Late Show

The charming Master of None actress joked about Oprah's inspiring Golden Globes speech, underscored the importance of the Times Up campaign and financially supporting survivors of abuse, why she became a writer in the first place, and her new series The Chi on Showtime that she hopes will humanize black men in southside Chicago affected by street violence and police brutality.

"TV needs that. I don't think people always think of black folks as human beings," explains Waithe. "When you dehumanize us, you become desensitized to our deaths."

"Especially in Chicago," Colbert adds. "Black people end up being statistics in the news." 

Watch Waithe's interview below!

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