How black women saved us from Roy Moore

Amber Ruffin

"Late Night" writer Amber Ruffin's monologue on Roy Moore's loss in Alabama has gone viral. Jeff Taylor

As you might have heard by now, Alabama was largely saved from electing an anti-LGBTQ, alleged child molester by the name of Roy Moore by the efforts of African American voters.

“As a black woman, I just have two things I want to say,” said Late Night writer Amber Ruffin, in a monologue that has gone viral. “You’re. Welcome.”

According to exit polling, 98 percent of black women voted for Democrat Doug Jones, compared to 63 percent of white women who voted for Moore. Meanwhile, 93 percent of black men voted for Jones, and 72 percent of white men went for Moore.

Moore still refuses to accept defeat.

“Black women laugh and joke, but we don’t play,” Ruffin said, quoting her father.

“Roy Moore was a well known, anti-gay, anti-Muslim, racist, pedophile…allegedly,” she continued, reminding that the black women of America have to go through enough without being expected to “save America.”

But it turned out for Jones, they did.

While Ruffin is glad to see the thanks pouring in, she hopes it won’t stop there.

“Now, white people, I invite you to look upon our example and steal it. It’s called appropriating, and it should be easy for you because you do it all the time. So while you’re busy appropriating our music, and our fashion, and our big fat booties, try appropriating our common sense,” she said.

“Stop trying to rap, and try getting up on a Tuesday to vote,” she continued.

“When you’re done thanking us, why don’t you try voting for us, and putting a few of us in office so we can run this shit?”

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