Jeopardy Contestants Avoid Black History Like the Plague
Happy Black History Month, everyone, courtesy of last night's all-whiteCollege Jeopardy panel! In the second round of play, the contestants sailed through five of the categories—including "International Cinema Showcase," "Weather Verbs," and "Kiwi Fauna"—but avoided the sixth like the, ahem, black plague. That category was "African-American History."
In other words, these kids were more confident in their knowledge of weird animals in New Zealand than black human beings in America. [Read more]