Chelsea Handler: Trump is a perfect example of white privilege

Chelsea Handler: Trump is a perfect example of white privilege
Chelsea Handler: Trump is a perfect example of white privilege
White privilege, you become familiar with the phrase, hear it on the show: a lot of somewhat of a cultural Flashpoint. Certainly during the Trump era, debates about race, class politics, culture they’re, all intensifying. So what is in that environment? Median Chelsea Handler come to the show tonight. She decided to tackle it new Netflix documentary Chelsea to have a conversation about what it is. I can know more about and to illuminate two people who are not of color what it means to be of color in this country feel free to edit this out, but cuz. I’M like really embarrassed to be here with you, because this is just another example of white privilege using your white privilege, and what are you going to do with it other than what is space and take Chelsea Handler? Thank you for coming on. The show. Welcome not easy, as a subject found yourself in what surprised you most equality to those who’ve had it feels like a loss so like it. If you admit that you are a beneficiary of white privilege, that means to a lot of people. I will. I have to start sacrificing things and I have to give something up, and so that really stuck with me when I thought about it in that way, and I thought to myself what would be willing to give up what I give away my house would I give Away my money, would I give away everything in the name of equality and I thought well. You know it made me think about all the things that I’ve done with my career. That hasn’t been that thoughtful, that I’ve just kind of cashed checks and take. It is because they were available to me and never really thinking. How did I get where I am? What is responsible for that is it? Does my color of skin have play a part in it absolutely does I thought white privilege was something over. Are you know for Rich family’s Legacy Family that went to Harvard and Yale that we know the Rockefellers? That type of thing? I didn’t think it apply to me, because my father was a used car dealer. It does apply to me. It completely apply to me in the documentary about your own life and your boyfriend has Shawn. He got mixed up with drugs, you would be stopped by police, you would have the drugs he would take the collar and then, through that he was put in the system and then he was not able to get out of it. Yes, he made poor choices. He made poor choices, but they were looking for him and they were looking for and at the time I was 16. I didn’t care. I didn’t think about that. I just thought you know whatever this sucks, but I didn’t have the Consciousness to actually think about what that meant and his whole life was ruined and derailed. And yes, he’s in the documentary I go and meet with him and we talked about his life and he’s. Obviously, out of jail now and he’s doing much better, but you know I think a lot of us take our lives for granted, because why? Wouldn’T we? You know, we don’t have anything to compare to when you grow up white and privileged. It is a privilege. It’S a privilege to get pulled over or not worried. If it’s going to be a life-or-death situation, we were talking about the good news for you with provocative, so kudos to you. If you would ask people white people, have someone with live in the Ozarks right now, treated unequally, 85 90 % would say. Yes, when you turn it, though and say: do you realize you are to blame for problems that they have that’s when you got the hummina hummina hummina sperm, it is hard to ask people to accept blame two reasons. One second, one is not all have the same experience, so some of them like why had to scratch and Claw to get where I am you know, like you were saying: I’m not a Rockefeller. How do you deal with us? People have past lives. It’S not that every person whose white just gets this you know a unicorn on their driveway, then sails off to wherever they feel like going in their life to a college and have this lovely life. This Kush life know that’s not the case, but if a black person and a white person run out of grocery store, a white person stole something the probability that they’re going to go after the black person. There is a privilege. Yes, I understand. There are plenty of people that don’t feel that privilege that are white, but that’s not what this is about. This is about, I think that’s so many people are being discriminated against in so many levels and while anyone’s being discriminate against somebody is winning off of that. Somebody is a beneficiary of that, so it’s about laying the table out and starting the conversation. Don’T have solution for people to have six racism, but I want to be talking about it and I think that white people can afford to be a little bit uncomfortable with our conversations and get real about treating people equally. You know we owe people stay and we are able to show up to tough conversations. I mean saying I don’t want to get involved. I don’t have a difficult conversation is kind of need a little time for that anymore. Let’S get real and let’s be honest, and that’s the way forward once you admit something happening least, we can start to work together to fix it. This coming in a meat of the Trump era. He is delivering this message, 100°, from where you are he’s, saying, punish you for being white. That diversity to the radical left means we’re going to redistribute money and opportunity on the basis of color and situation and white people have to lose in that he’s doing that. The same time that you’re asking why people own that you are a part of this problem and had to deal with it. The perfect example of white privilege: let’s keep other people at a certain point. If you really want equality, okay, with other people, succeeding. That’S what it’s all about and they’re in the end, he and the Republican party at this point are all about no one’s succeeding, except for that, that’s all they care about is money. I mean we have children going. Schools were unsafe, there are gun, I mean the NRA is running the Republican party. Yes, that is white fruit. That is the worst. It’S like the Pinnacle of white privileges. Him I mean, I don’t talk to you about him too much of the documentary, because it’s nauseating and I feel nauseous just what’s a message in the timing – is going to wind up putting you as a point of contrast. What’S going on in the evening. The movement like the women’s March, you know those things are happy. We have the legalization of cannabis throughout the country which, by the way, your brother promise to legalize cannabis this year. What’S his problem: where is it he promises? Cannabis? Is a game changer tell your sister to talk to my brother about my brother, Andrew Wright. It is hard, but it’s good, they’re, saying we’re getting suffocated by these cases. Help us with our caseload help us punish things in process. Cases with a punitive value is real, not small bags, not small users, dealers with what you’re tackling here, it’s not about legalizing something. That’S now it illegal not about streamlining a system in a way that will make it more Equitable than it is right now and on top of it, we haven’t figured out how to to the question you’re asking, which is you need to look at your role in This situation infusion eat the blame for something they don’t see themselves as to blame for sticky business. But I think that I think that we owe it to the entire, like our entire country, to have a little bit more compassion in a little bit more empathy for everything we’ve done is a country. It doesn’t matter if I was here during the time or not or if my ancestors were responsible, it matters that it happened and we owe the entire African American Community. We owe our voices to so anybody who’s, not on board with that. Then you really need to think about what your priorities or do yourselves about this, to become comfortable with the idea of finding a solution not about her telling white people. This is on you you’re to blame it’s for white people and people who have advantage to figure out how to make things Fair. Coming from a positive place., not about negativity, I think she had it right and I think you’re acting really provocative questions in the documentary. Thank you. Thank you. I think White Privilege is a white people’s problem, a white person’s problem, and it’s up to us to find some solutions to that problem. Most of the power position is going to be change their going to have to have something to do with it. Thank you very much.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo talks with comedian Chelsea Handler who confronts white privilege head-on in her new documentary. #CNN #News

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