In an AP article that appeared on August 15 titled “Larry Wilmore-hosted ‘Nightly Show’ axed by Comedy” Central, TV writer Frazier Moore wrote that Trevor Noah is black. Project RACE responded below.
Though the end of “The Nightly Show” eliminates a rare black-hosted program from the mainstream airwaves, Alterman dismissed any suggestion that race played a role in the show’s ratings failure or that a minority host might not be considered in the future. Said Alterman conclusively, “We’re all in with Trevor Noah,” who is black.
The truth is:
Trevor Noah is not black, he’s multiracial (colored in his birthplace of South Africa). He was born to a black mother and white father. He self-identifies as multiracial. We will share this with the multiracial community.