“But the people who run late night don’t need us blacks to host anymore. Once Arsenio left, late night picked the bones of his show. They picked them so clean that when he came back there wasn’t enough to make it feel as different as it had been the first time. Late night didn’t need a black host because it had all the black host’s guests.”
– W. Kamau Bell’s op-ed on Buzzfeed about why we will not see much diversity in late night television because it’s taken everything it needs from black pioneers like Arsenio Hall.