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SNL Lays Into Justice Scalia Over Voting Rights Act: The South Is Still ‘The Michael Jordan Of Racism’

During the Weekend Update segment of SNL tonight, Seth Meyers and host Kevin Hart mocked the Supreme Court for even considering the Voting Rights Act is outdated. Meyers found this just slightly hypocritical, saying “I don’t think you get to say what’s outdated when you’re a small council of old people in robes who decide our laws and can’t be fired.”

On the argument that the Voting Rights Act unfairly punishes the South, Meyers admitted that the North has “some of America’s best racists,” but compared the South to the Michael Jordan of racism. Hart told the justices that they can’t just do stuff like this because they have their “one black friend”: Clarence Thomas.

Hart mocked the idea it’s unconstitutional, saying black people for some reason are particularly sensitive about what’s considered constitutional. Meyers pointed out that if the South had its way, they would get their very own president, with Hart admitting he’s still nervous about traveling south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Meyers singled out Mississippi for being the one state that only just now got around to outlawing slavery, quipping that not only did it take them 150 years after Lincoln, but “they waited six months after Lincoln the movie.”

Watch the sketch below, courtesy of NBC:

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