Wednesday watch: How do you know it was racism?

W. Kamau Bell is one of my favorite comedians because he combines smart takes on political issues and a passion for social justice with also just being very funny. In this video from his new album, he talks about frustrations with white people not believing people of color when they say something was racist.


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1 thought on “Wednesday watch: How do you know it was racism?”

  1. Honestly it depends, there are alot of undertones and innuendos hidden when certain people talk about black people or disagreeing with us. Great example: our president. If a white person doesn’t agree with his policies, they should never feel like they are a racist. Thinking that you’re a racist for disagreeing with his policies is more hurtful than anything. Just say “Oh I don’t agree with obamacare” or “he’s done this wrong.” It’s alot of hidden guilt within white folks sooooooooooo.


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