Common has a new action film coming out but last night with Jon Stewart, they barely touched on it, what with the rapper-turned-actor’s starring role in the country’s post-Ferguson conversation about racism. “The ride that you are on, right now,” Stewart says. Watch the video above for Common’s view of the #BlackLivesMatter movement from his front seat (click here for the extended interview). Together he and Stewart bring much-needed laughter and ease to a subject where defensiveness is the norm. 

(h/t The Daily Show)