Sasheer Zamata Perfectly Explains Privilege To A Man
watch her break it all down
Sasheer Zamata has made quite a name for herself as an actress, comedian, and star on Saturday Night Live—but did you know that she's also the celebrity ambassador for American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)? With this role, Zamata works directly with the organization to "fight gender inequality and structural discrimination against women in employment, education, healthcare, housing, and criminal justice through advocacy and public education."
Her latest contribution is the video above, in which Zamata hilariously breaks down privilege for a white man that just doesn't get it. Throughout their stroll around the block, a frustrated Zamata drops major truth bombs and exposes her friend to the real struggles that women face daily. Every incident is totally spot-on—the best part is probably when she's stopped and frisked by a police officer, and her friend doesn't even notice until he realizes that she dropped her drink.
In the end, Zamata managed to breaks through to her friend and he is enlightened with a new appreciation for equality. If only it were that easy in real life. Spreading awareness through dialogue is the first step, though! #checkyourprivelege