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    Aziz Ansari Called Out The Whiteness Of Late Night To Stephen Colbert

    Aziz, casually going in one day at a time.

    Aziz Ansari is currently making the rounds chatting up his dad and promoting his new Netflix show, Master of None.

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    As Master of None deals in part with issues of diversity in Hollywood, the topic has been coming up not infrequently — including on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night.

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    Aziz brought up Colbert's place in history as "the bajillionth white guy."

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    "That's pretty cool; we're both from South Carolina. Stephen is the first late-night host from South Carolina, and the bajillionth white guy."

    At which point the conversation turned to diversity — and just how much Aziz's very presence was boosting CBS's stats.

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    "You've talked about not enough people of color, minorities represented on television," Colbert said. "Is having you on my show right now — does that count at all?"

    "Yeah, it's really diverse right now, it's like 50% diverse," Aziz said. "Fifty percent of the people on the TV are not white," Colbert responded.

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    "This is like an all-time high for CBS," said Aziz.

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    You can watch the rest of the exchange here.

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