Comedy can be a good way to talk about difficult issues, as Saturday Night Live cast member Sasheer Zamata shows in this video created with the ACLU Ambassador project. It's very nice of Sasheer to calmly explain privilege to this oblivious white guy and it's even nicer that he actually has an epiphany at the end and understands what she's talking about. The best part, though, is probably all the fake TV and movie titles on posters and billboards. White Guys is something that would probably do well on ABC.
Sasheer Zamata Says Women's Rights Are Still a BFD!
Saturday Night Live cast member Sasheer Zamata says women's rights are still a BFD. We're proud to call her our newest ACLU Ambassador! https://www.aclu.org/feature/aclu-ambassador-projectPosted by ACLU Nationwide on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The ACLU Ambassador Project connects celebrity faces with their social justice campaigns, since people are more interested when a cool famous person is talking. As you saw, Sasheer has already brought her great sense of humor to a serious topic. But will it get people talking (yelling angrily at each other in the comments)? Hopefully. Hopefully.