SNL Star Perfectly Explains White Privilege In A Funny And Smart Way

Equality starts with you.

Although sexism and racism are serious issues, the ACLU recently produced a video that is funny, but still brings attention to inequality in our country.

Saturday Night Live's Sasheer Zamata is walking down the street with her white male friend Sean, while discussing inequality in America.

"I know everybody's talking about gender inequality, but haven't we come a long way in this country?" he asks.

"Yea we definitely have," Zamata responds. "But there's always room for improvement."

Sean insists that inequality is not longer a problem, citing more female leads in entertainment, more women and minorities participating in politics and that everyone is treated fairly in this country.

As Sean is saying this, several funny things are happening.


There are billboards for shows that are not diverse.

There is a sexist magazine.

Zamata is being stopped and frisked by a cop.

And Sean gets a key from the Mayor because he considers himself a “feminist.”

Zamata summarized the message behind the video in a letter to the ACLU:

"Sure, we've made incredible strides in the past several decades. Without them, I wonder if I would have made it to SNL. But women still face greater barriers in employment, education, health care, and criminal justice – especially those of color and living in poverty."

Watch the full video:

(H/T: USA Today)


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