Trevor Noah took a more serious tone during part of his monologue on Monday night's "Daily Show" as he discussed the aftermath of Officer Jeronimo Yanez's acquittal in the shooting death of 32-year-old Philando Castile.
"How does a black person not get shot in America?” Noah said. "The bar is always moving, the goal posts are always shifting. There's always a different thing that explains why a person got shot. Oh, the person was wearing a hoodie. Oh, the person was running away from the police. Oh, no, the person was going toward the police. Oh, no, the person was running around at night."
"Philando Castile wasn't just a man shot at a traffic stop,” he added. “He was a legal gun owner whose family was in the car and who had committed no crime. At all.”
Noah also ripped into The National Rifle Association for their silence on Castile's death.
"There's a group you would expect would be losing their goddamned minds about this: the NRA," he said. "For some strange reason, on this particular case, they've been completely silent. And yet, according to their rhetoric, this is everything that they stand against, right? An officer of the state depriving a citizen of his life because he was legally carrying a firearm."
Noah made note that NRA has been notoriously quiet throughout the case of Castile's shooting. The comedian proved that this is quite unlike the organization, flipping to a clip of NRA VP and CEO Wayne LaPierre in 2014 saying "there is no greater freedom than the right to survive and protect our families with all the rifles, shotguns and handguns we want."
"'Unless you're black,' is what it should say," Noah said. "It's interesting how the people who define themselves by one fundamental American right ― the right to bear arms ― show that once race is involved, the only right that they believe in is their right to remain silent."