Eli Ridder | Life
Hasan Minhaj, a comedian who came to Humber College last April, addressed student loans in the United States within a new episode of his Netflix show Patriot Act on Sunday — detailing a situation desperate for many through humour.
“It affects pretty much everyone I know. And if you’re one of the 10 people it doesn’t affect, congratulations on being a Kennedy,” he said, to laughter from the audience that he had surveyed, finding they had over $6 million in combined student debt.
“Imagine starting a race, and then the guy with the starter pistol uses the gun to shoot you in the leg,” Minhaj said, using an analogy to describe the pains of a for-profit education system.
“We all know that student debt is a national crisis,” the 33-year-old said. Recently, the Ontario government made a 10 per cent tuition cut but at the same time took away a grant system that allowed low-income students to attend post-secondary for near free.
Image of Hasan Minhaj from Study Breaks Magazine.