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TOPIC: White Privilege Skit, Lady Dynamite, Maria Bamford

White Privilege Skit, Lady Dynamite, Maria Bamford 22 May 2016 11:04 #9869

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I have to admit, I have been a little over loaded with al the talk of white privilege in ALL media lately. I am a white female and lately I have found myself feeling guilty about this. I can't log on to a social media site or read a newspaper without finding a post, an article or a rant about how "white people are just so incentive to the struggle of minorities" and I get it. I empathize, I sympathize but I also am just another human being. I had never wanted to speak up about this because the topic, in itself, could be and probably will be construed as racist but I assure you, I am not racist. I believe we are all equal and peace and love to the universe ya'll.

THEN, last night i was watching Maria Bamford's new Show on Netflix called Lady Dynamite and in Episode 3 labeled "White Trash" at the 3:50 minute mark her character attends a support group titled P.U.R.E, People United for Racial Equality and the hilarity ensues. The group, all white, shares in what seems to be a very genuine concern but the message is clearly sarcastic, their concerns of how they will always be a nuisance, because they are white, to the plight of racial equality and struggle and that we are intolerant just based on our existence as white human beings. This was the first time I saw a public comic display of an accurate depiction of the way I have been feeling as a white female and wanted to share. I think we could take it down a notch with blaming all white privilege for everything. Just saying.

I was unable to add an actual clip of this on youtube but if you have NETFLIX, you can find her show. OR you can watch the clip I took with my phone, I was having trouble uploading it so if you see it, it worked! Enjoy!
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White Privilege Skit, Lady Dynamite, Maria Bamford 22 May 2016 11:04 #9870

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White Privilege Skit, Lady Dynamite, Maria Bamford 05 Jun 2016 01:32 #10027

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You know I have been wondering how this topic of white privilege has affected white people. I'm a black female and I'm starting to really see and understand the struggle that I have to go through and I will more then likely have to endure. and the crap that black women have to put up with in the past but I see that the ideal of white privilege is becoming widely known and recognized. Its a term I fully believe in but I can image the discomfort, the uneasiness, and maybe even anger from what seems like the whole world pissed off at you.
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