Bell, Deadline Hollywood said, was asked what was missing from the on-TV debate during the George Zimmerman trial.
“What was missing…is white people doing this,” he said. Bell then began to nod his head while keeping his mouth shut.
“That’s your Listening to Racism face,” he said.
Deadline Hollywood said that Bell was “addressing the mostly white Television Critics Association, and presumably also white on-air news/comedy talent.”
“You need to listen to the story before you come to conclusions,” he added. “The worst thing to say to a person of color is, ‘I don’t think that’s racist.’ I don’t think that’s your area. You can have an opinion but I don’t think you are the final word. That’s what’s missing, white people. You’ve got a lot of jobs, but should not have the ‘I know what’s racist’ job. I know what’s imperialism – that’s your job.”