After an unruly mob ran amuck on the heels of the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California on Sunday, Gawker columnist Cord Jefferson penned a piece taking oft-made generalizations about “violent black youth” and turning them around on white people.
Jefferson expanded on that theme in a segment on “All In With Chris Hayes” Tuesday night, playing the part of a concerned citizen wondering how the white community is going to deal with the “problems of white culture.”
“You probably haven’t heard much about the white riot in Huntington Beach,” Hayes began. “That’s because the story of white criminal culture is not a story the mainstream media will tell you. But once you scratch the surface, these stories are everywhere you look.”
Hayes and Jefferson engaged in a back-and-forth that parodied several tired tropes that surface when talking heads discuss race on TV.