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Jon Stewart's work on behalf of the 9/11 Victims Fund has truly elevated him to hero status. His tireless efforts to raise awareness and restore funds to survivors and the families of victims have earned him much-deserved praise and literally helped push funding through a House committee last week.

But it shouldn't have to be like this.

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During his show on July 30, Stephen Colbert delivered a powerful monologue about accountability in the #MeToo era.

“We know it’s wrong now,” he said of sexual assault and harassment. “And we knew it was wrong then.”

His boss, CBS President Les Moonves, has been accused by at least half a dozen women of sexual harassment and assault stemming back to the 1980s. The day after Colbert’s monologue, the Los Angeles Police Department announced it would not seek to prosecute Moonves over the allegations, making Colbert’s comments even more powerful.

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Watch DeRay Mckesson help Stephen Colbert understand white privilege.

'The Late Show' host had activist DeRay Mckesson on to talk about racism.

On Monday night, DeRay Mckesson stopped by "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

The activist and organizer best known for his work within the Black Lives Matter movement was on to discuss Campaign Zero, an anti-police brutality initiative started last year.


While there, Mckesson did a rundown of where we're at as a country on race and gave a quick primer on privilege.

Race can be a really tricky thing to discuss. It's one of those issues that immediately puts people on the defensive and can make some feel attacked. Still, it's important we have these discussions because, as Mckesson says...

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Dave Chappelle refused an offer no one has ever refused. And I totally respect him for it.

What made comedian Dave Chappelle walk away from a $50 million contract?

In 2006, Dave Chappelle walked away from a $50 million contract to continue his acclaimed show with Comedy Central.

But he didn't give his fans or the broader public much of a clue about why. In an interview with David Letterman, he finally answered some of those questions. And what he has to say about money and happiness makes a lot of sense.

With that, please check out "Can You Be Too Rich?" — a quick read by economist Umair Haque. This analogy really struck me:

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