Trumps success with white voters, and especially with white women, has left many white Hillary Clinton supporters reeling. On Thursday night, Late Night’s Amber Ruffin emerged from the writers’ room to help those confused white people through an experience she’s been living her whole life.
When Amber Ruffin was first hired to write for Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jezebel reported that she was the first black woman to write for a network late night show ever. That was news to Ruffin: as she told WNYC's Arun Venugopal this week, it never occurred to her that she'd be "the first black female anything."
This week, news broke that Amber Ruffin would be joining Seth Meyers' writing team for his new edition of Late Night, premiering at the end of February. One noteworthy detail that didn't get noticed: Ruffin is the first black woman to write for a network late night talk show. In fact – though it's hard to write all…