We’ll take obvious racism for $600, Alex.
On a college championship edition of Jeopardy, three White college students—Laurie Beckoff, a sophomore at the University of Chicago; Tucker Pope, a junior at Texas A&M University; and Whitney Thompson, a junior at the University of Oklahoma (pictured above L-R)—side-stepped the Black History category until there were absolutely no other questions for them to choose from.
The three students confidently answered questions in such categories as “International Cinema Showcase,” “Weather Verbs,” and “Kiwi Fauna.” But when it came to Black history, which some would insist is American history, the three little geniuses didn’t have a clue.
In the end, they ended up answering three of five questions correctly, but missed questions about the Scottsboro Boys and the 1st Rhode Island Regiment.
Watch the clip below; begin at the 15:46 mark: