“I wonder, if Dave Chapelle could wave a magic wand and transport himself as himself to any other time and place in all of human history besides early 21st century America, where would he choose. And I also wonder if he could tell us what mechanism that white America has not already put in place to eliminate any manifestation of racial prejudices he would like to see enacted. – Cleombrotus”
“White privilege is a rascist term. When you divide people up by black, white, red or yellow skin color you are being racist. We were all created equal in God’s eyes. It is man who see’s color and not the heart. I too am sick of this division. We have good and evil in this world. Lets call it like it is. Skin color has nothing to do with it! Stop with the judging!! Start looking at your own heart. If we really cared about the value of life there wouldn’t be agency’s who under the guise of “legal” committing murder of babies. Not just one murder but millions of babies, all colors of babies. Where’s your outrage over this?? Crickets!!! – Shar””
“Yeah, actually. None of my black friends or coworkers fear the police at all. None of them, male or female, young or old, have ever been arrested. Some of them actually ARE police officers, and they think black criminals are trash just as they think white criminals are trash. It’s criminals they dislike, not black people. 99% of the time the only black people who have unpleasant run-ins with authority are those who’ve chosen to idealize thug culture and break the law repeatedly. Identity politics have literally made people even more stupid and vile than they were before–quite an achievement. – T Mott”
Chapelle’s performance was a comedic response this national moment of high tension and longstanding frustration with ongoing disregard, devaluaiton, and discrimination against people with dark skin in this country. Some commentators spoke about how Irish immigrants were oppressed and exploited as well, and the erasure of their suffering from the history books. Those instances too should be on the record, but it cannot be denied that the historical residue of chattel slavery of dark-skinned people combined with generations of systematic denial or rights, marginalization, negative bias, and discriminatory greed are real forces that black people contend with in this society as default conditions. – Richard
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