Larry Wilmore on 'Designer' vs. 'Organic' Babies

Larry Wilmore

Larry Wilmore on 'Designer' vs. 'Organic' Babies

Gabrielle Union joins the discussion on The Nightly Show.

Published February 6, 2015

On last night's The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore mused on the future of baby-making. No, not new and exciting ways to conceive, but how embryos will be able to be manipulated inside the womb to create so-called "designer babies."

"This issue is what I like to call 'fraught as hell,'" he began. "There's a lot of emotions, because what we're talking about is kinda Hitler-y."


Wilmore then opened up the discussion to his panel of guests, which included Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union. Will the ability of wealthy individuals to cherry-pick their offspring's traits lead to a super class, asked Wilmore of his panel.

Union didn't miss a beat before answering, "Uh, we already do. They're called white people."

Check out what Wilmore's other panelists, including comedienne Rachel Feinstien, performance artist Penn Jillette and doctor and CBS This Morning medical correspondent Holly Phillips have to say on the matter below. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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