Michael Che[Starts with Colin Jost in his set]
Colin Jost: Tech companies Google and Apple have recently been criticized for their lack of diversity in the workforce. Here to talk about is our own Sasheer Zamata.[Sasheer Zamata slides in] [cheers and applause]
Sasheer Zamata: Wow. Colin, if you want evidence of Tech companies’ lack of diversity, just look at your phone. [Cut to Sasheer Zamata] There are over 800 emojis available on Apple products, and not one of them is of a black person.[Cut to Colin Jost and Sasheer Zamata]
Colin Jost: Wait a second, you’re saying there’s not one black emoji?
Sasheer Zamata: Not one. So, if I wanna refer to myself with an emoji, this is what I have to use. [A picture o black moon with a face emoji appears.]
Colin Jost: Like, a dark moon?
Sasheer Zamata: Um-hmm. Yeah, that’s the closest thing they have. It looks like a baby Charles Barkley. [Cut to Sasheer Zamata] Unicode, the company that creates emojis thought that instead of one black person, we needed two different kinds of dragons, nine different cat faces, three generations of a white family and all the hands are white too. Even the black power fist is white. But on the plus side, they do have [A picture of a ghost emoji appears. He has one black eye.] KKK member that got punched in the face.
I have figured out how to convey other black experiences using emojis that we do have. So, take a look at this.
Colin Jost: Okay.[Cut to Colin Jost, Sasheer Zamata and Michael Che]
Yeah, now what’s that?
Sasheer Zamata: Okay, Michael. What do you see?
Michael Che: Oh, it’s easy. You got pulled over, the cops are searching your car and you’re gonna be late.]
Sasheer Zamata: Exactly.[Cut to Sasheer Zamata]
Yeah. And then I used this one to tell my friend that [dark moon emoji + car emoji, taxi emoji, blue car emoji, truck emoji, lorry emoji+ hourglass emoji, square emoji, mic speaker emoji + deaf monkey emoji, blind monkey emoji, mute monkey emoji] I stopped traffic in Time Square protesting the Grand Jury.[Cut to Colin Jost and Sasheer Zamata]
Colin Jost: Got you. Yes, I gotta say, I really don’t like it when you use that dark moon.
Sasheer Zamata: That’s all I got. And my friend responded with [cop emoji + crying emoji + smoke emoji = running emoji] if the police start using tear gas, run. And then I responded with this.[bowling emoji] [Cut to Colin Jost, Sasheer Zamata and Michael Che]
Colin Jost: I’m sorry. Wait, you asked her to go bowling?
Sasheer Zamata: No, I was telling her that the police were question our friend DaQuan.
Michael Che: Yes, you see those three white pins are the cops. And that ball is DaQuan. DaQuan is big.[Cut to Sasheer Zamata]
Sasheer Zamata: Yeah. Here’s the actual photo of what DaQuan looked like at the time.[Cut to a picture of bald Kenan taking a selfie and there are three white cops behind him. And there is the bowling emoji at left side of the picture. It looks simiar.] [Cut to Colin Jost and Sasheer Zamata]
Colin Jost: Yeah, that’s DaQuan. SaSheer Zamata, everyone![cheers and applause]