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“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."

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

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