“One of the things people go about is “Hitler was the worst”. And I go “OK, but why was he the worst in your world?” And they say “Because he killed 6 million Jews.” We all still grapple with that today. It’s horrendous. Then I ask the question “How many people did Cecil John Rhodes kill? How many Africans did Leopold kill?” And the answer is always “Scores. Many”. And that is one of the most painful things. The Black lives weren’t even counted. There were mass graves, they were never counted even in death. The only time Black people were counted in death was when they were traded as slaves, and that was because they were seen as a commodity.”

— Trevor Noah