His Friends Are Grossed Out By Racism, So He Made A 2-Minute Video To Teach Them How To Handle It

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Like any good friend should, comedian Hari Kondabolu calls it like he sees it when it comes to his pals. In this case, he's got a few thoughts to share with some of his friends who, in fairness, are trying to be good people. They're just obnoxiously mistaken at times.

P.S. Share this if you catch his drift at exactly 1:40. (He is a comedian.)

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Hari Kondabolu: So I went to a prestigious small liberal arts college in Maine and like many other people of color I think who have gone to prestigious institutions of higher learning, I had a lot of white liberal friends. And I am sick of some of these white liberal friends telling me how guilty they feel all the time. How their whiteness makes them feel bad, I feel guilty, I have so much white guilt. You know I'm not impressed because if I had the choice between white guilt and racism, I'd take the white guilt every time.

White guilt sounds great. Are you kidding me? Imagine this you're on a line, you're about to board an air plane and all of a sudden security shows up they pull a sick man with a beard and a turban off they search his bags again, your watching. What do you think to yourself, "Oh, this is terrible. I feel terrible. This again? Racial profiling? That man's done nothing wrong. How about they search me? They should search me. I'm a white man. I could be the next Timothy McVeigh. They don't know that. Why don't they search my bags? Because I'm white. I feel terrible. I feel so terrible, I'm still gonna board the plane, but I'm gonna feel bad about it. I'm gonna sit in my chair and I'm going to feel... oh, I can, I'll write Rachel Maddow an email. That's what I'll do. And I'll tell Terry Gross and I'll read my ... on the plane. Yeah, see, then everything will be, everything will be better. I'll feel better. I'm a good white liberal. I'm a good white liberal. I'm a good white liberal."

Okay. So by any chance there are white liberals watching this video, remember this, your white guilt is a part of your white privilege. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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