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EP 170: Comedian W. Kamau Bell on Denzel, the KKK & black James Bond

Comedian W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN's United Shades of America discusses the online marketing skills of the KKK, his leisurely stroll through the neighborhood with one of the most notorious gangs in Chicago’s South Side, and what it’s like to open carry while black. We debate the merits of Denzel Washington films, the phrase "All Lives Matter," and whether the term negro is actually racist. Plus, a white nationalist who has a big problem with the idea of a black James Bond.

The season premiere of United Shades of America airs this Sunday, April 30 at 10PM Eastern on CNN. For more information including behind the scenes extras, visit For more information on W. Kamau Bell including upcoming live performances visit and follow Kamau on Twitter at @wkamaubell. Kamau's new book The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell hits shelves May 2 but you can pre-order it on Amazon now.

Today's episode is sponsored by Amazon's Bosch Season 3. Watch Season 3 of Bosch now on Amazon Prime.

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