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Chelsea Handler: White People Should Take Racial Sensitivity Classes, Feel “Uncomfortable” For Their Whiteness


Liberal “comedian” Chelsea Handler just released a documentary Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea. where she travelled all around America to apologize to black people for being white.

Now, in an appearance on The View to promote the documentary, Handler called for ALL white people to take racial sensitivity classes.

Not only that, but to feel “uncomfortable” for being white.


Is it just me or does that sound like racism to you?

Watch and decide for yourself:

The Blaze has more to say about Chelsea Handler's insistence that white people need to feel bad for their so-called "privilege":

Comedian Chelsea Handler appeared on "The View" Wednesday where she told the show's co-hosts that white people ought to be "uncomfortable" with their white identities and suggested that white people attend racial sensitivity classes as a remedy.

Handler explained that she visited liberal college campuses to talk to black students about white privilege while filming her new Netflix documentary, "Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea." During her visits to the colleges, the comedian also took advantage of participating in sensitivity training and sexual harassment classes.

Handler pointed out that during one of her stops at the University of Southern California, she had a particularly uncomfortable time after black students told her that she was exercising her white privilege simply by making a documentary about white privilege.

"There were black people in that room that were taking me to task saying, 'All you do is come in here and take, take, take,'" Handler recalled. "You making a documentary about white privilege is an example of your privilege, and I' — yes, that's correct, and it was good for me to hear."

Left-wing media source The Raw Story seems to agree with Handler, adding:

The lesson, Handler said, is that white people need to resist the  impulse to react negatively when people of color discuss their  privilege. “Guess what! It’s OK to be uncomfortable! We can afford to be  a little uncomfortable after everything that’s happened and stretch  our, kind of, brains and our bodies to — to put ourselves in situations  that aren’t natural, that aren’t comfortable.”

She added that it might also help if more white people took racial sensitivity classes proactively.

Handler’s comments were mocked by some corners of conservative media, like The Blaze. But in reality, she is speaking to a very important phenomenon: some sociologists have noted a backfire effect, known as “white fragility”  whereby people confronted with examples of their privilege deny,  explain it away, or double down on it. And white liberals are often just as guilty as white conservatives.

Everyone wants to think they are one of the “good ones,” and if  people aren’t used to being confronted with the forms their own  privilege takes, they will be less able or willing to address it.

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