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Charlamagne tha God tells Stephen Colbert that America needs to 'atone for its original sin, slavery'

Charlamagne said this is America's karma and US needs to have a 'radical legislative change'
Charlamagne tha God (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Politicon)
Charlamagne tha God (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Politicon)

Charlamagne tha God, the host of 'The Breakfast Club', said, "This is America's karma. None of this surprises me, America is being exposed for the illusion it has always been." He was talking about the ongoing protests across the US during a conversation with the host of 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' in the episode that aired on June 3.

Colbert has engaged his recent guests in talks about how they feel about the ongoing protests. In this episode, the pair spoke of what could come of the protests as Charlamagne speaks his opinion on what the "end game" will be. The radio show host didn't hold back any of his opinions on white supremacy and told Colbert that "America needs to atone for its original sin, slavery."

Charlamagne continued to speak of why, in his opinion, the protesters are frustrated. "America advertises itself as an all-inclusive resort, but it's really a private club founded by old, rich white men for old, rich white men," said Charlamagne as he continued to explain that the unemployment rates have hit the roof with people wondering how to pay bills and put food on their table. "And you wonder why people are looting?" he asked.

Stephen Colbert and Charlamagne Tha God (CBS)

Stressing on the point that nothing good will come of America until "they do right by us, black people in particular, because we built this country." Charlamagne asked, "How does white supremacy work for everybody now?" The author spoke of how only legislation and reparations will help move this cause forward. The TV personality called for "economic justice for what this country did to our ancestors" asking for "system retribution to reform our communities." Speaking of systematic racism and how it has been fought by people who want to break its progress for years, Charlamagne said, "America has been past its breaking point" as he called for the dismantling of white supremacy.

Colbert and his guest continued to speak of the views on this topic referring to some remarks guests had made on 'The Breakfast Club' and how the radio host felt like about it. Saying he knew that Joe Biden watches the show, Charlamagne said Biden should become a"civil rights hero", saying America needs to have a "radical legislative change."

You can watch a bit of the interview here, if you missed it. 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' airs on all the weekdays on CBS.