SNL Tackles Racism and Police Brutality in Skit With Wiz Khalifah

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Taking its turn to highlight police brutality, Saturday Night Live featured a parody of a cop who goes out of his way to avoid hitting white men, but manages to beat every Black man he comes in contact with including Wiz Khalifah in an interrogation room.

The lead character of the sketch, Blazer, played by SNL cast member Taran Killam, even punches Black man who are not suspects, some repeatedly such as one blue collar worker at home with his wife who responds, “No, not again Blazer.”

Even when playing pool, the only shot he is shown hitting is, you guessed right, the black 8 ball.

The lead character of the sketch, Blazer, played by SNL cast member Taran Killam, punches every Black man he sees, including those who are not suspects.

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