“SNL"'s Sasheer Zamata mocks clueless white-dude privilege in painfully hilarious video

The ACLU ambassador schools a white male buddy who thinks everything's fine for women and minorities

Anna Silman
October 22, 2015 11:28PM (UTC)

“Saturday Night Live” cast member Sasheer Zamata is the ACLU’s newest celebrity ambassador, and as part of the gig, she made a very funny (but also very important) video about white privilege, which features her and a white male friend walking around New York, as he waxes poetic about how far the country has come, and she gets stopped-and-frisked, cat-called, and bombarded with images of white male hegemony.

Zamata — who was hired on “SNL” amidst an outcry about the show's lack of diversity last year — also penned an empowering essay for the ACLU, writing of privilege that “it’s a secret weapon that helps us even when we don’t know it, makes structural discrimination difficult to see, and disproportionately affects women."


Read the full essay here, and watch the video below:

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