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Larry Wilmore summons Ben Affleck's slave-owning ancestor
Larry Wilmore summons Ben Affleck's slave-owning ancestor

Ben Affleck appeared on an episode of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots" last year, but one tidbit you didn't see in the series hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. was that Affleck's ancestors owned slaves. According to emails from Gates to Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, Affleck asked for the revelation of his slave-owning ancestors to be scrubbed from the program, a decision Gates expressed discomfort over doing. The exchange was part of the WikiLeaks info dump of e-mails hacked from the Sony servers. When Affleck's episode aired last year, there was no mention of slave-owning ancestors. But now that the info is out there, Larry Wilmore decided to go...

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