Chris Rock: 'I Want to Live in a World Where An Equal Amount of White Kids Are Shot Every Month - I Want to See White Mothers On TV Crying'
Chris Rock: 'I Want to Live in a World Where An Equal Amount of White Kids Are Shot Every Month - I Want to See White Mothers On TV Crying'

Comedian Chris Rock says in his new Netflix standup comedy special “Tamborine” that he wants to live in a world with “with real equality,” which means having “an equal amount” of white kids “shot every month” as black kids.

“I wanna live in a world with real equality,” Rock says. “I want to live in a world where an equal amount of white kids are shot every month.”

“I wanna see white mothers on TV crying,” he says.

A clip of the show is currently going viral on Twitter:

Rock’s first bit was about law enforcement, which he portrayed as a group of racists who shoot innocent black children in the street for sport.

“Here’s my question,” started Rock. “You would think that cops would occasionally shoot a white kid just to make it look good. You would think every couple of months they’d look at their dead n**** calendar and go, ‘Oh my God, we’re up to 16! We gotta shoot a white kid quick!'”

Rock continued, explaining that “real equality” would include “white mothers” crying about their dead children. (Related: Sen. Sanders Gets VERY Grumpy When Chuck Todd Brings Up His Own Voting Record On Guns)

“I wanna live in a world with real equality. I want to live in a world where an equal amount of white kids are shot every month,” he said. “I wanna see white mothers on TV, crying, standing next to Al Sharpton, talkin’ about, ‘We need justice for Chad.'”

“Whenever a cop guns down an innocent black man,” said the 53-year-old later in the routine, they call the cop a “bad apple. … Bad apple: that’s a lovely name for murderer.”

As the federal government’s data confirms, far more white people are fatally shot by police than black people.

A 2015 Washington Post study found that 49% of those fatally shot by police were white, while 24% were black. The fact that more white people are shot than black people is of course unsurprising because whites represent a higher percentage of the population than blacks (62% and 13%, respectively). (Related: Reality Check: Minnesotan Gun Ownership Highest Ever, Violent Crime Remains 50-Year Low)

According to that study, blacks are 2.5 times more likely to be fatally shot than whites. However, other studies that have drilled into the details of the specific cases more closely, including this Harvard study, found that in similar circumstances, there is no significant racial incongruity in fatal police shootings. (Related: Talk is Cheap: Why Didn’t Obama and Democrats Pass Gun Control When They Controlled Congress?)

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