Louis C.K. explains white privilege to America on Jay Leno, without actually saying “white privilege”.
this. this. ALL OF THIS.
DAMMIT THIS MAN’S A GENIUS. A GOTDAMNED GENIUS
I literally did a text post no more than 48 hours ago on how completely real and honest this man is.
Never really watched or listened before now.
He just gained a new fan!! He’s hilarious!
I feel like Jay was trying to play off how uncomfortable he was the whole time and that made it all the more enjoyable. After that first F bomb, he was just like, “Oh dear…” And then he tried to change the subject, and Louis just went right back to it, so he had to overcompensate by laughing all hard nshit. LOL.
Ive always thought to myself that the mark of a good comedian is being able to take a story that is absolutely not funny and making you laugh at it without force. This was just a perfect example of that. If you didnt find the humor and truth in it, you probably were just reserved to your opinion regardless of what he might have had to say. and if thats the case…youre a dickhead.
During World War II, African-American women enlisted in the WAAC (and later the WAC) and other women’s reserves organizations (along with the nurse corps) by the thousands. Like the rest of the U.S. military, the WAC, WAVES, and SPARS were segregated; of the 80,000 women serving in the WAVES, only a few dozen were African-Americans serving under integrated conditions. Still, thousands of women served in the WAVES and SPARS, and even more served in the WAC. Black women also served as nurses, but they usually only attended black troops or prisoners of war.
A famous WAC battalion, the first to be composed entirely of African-American women serving overseas, was the 6888th Central Post Direction, which operated in Birmingham (later in Rouen, France) and was responsible for handling the tremendous amounts of mail that passed through the station. It was headed by Charity Adams Earley, the WAC’s first African-American officer, who best described the barriers that African-American women faced when she said: “we didn’t mix it up. We were segregated two ways, because we were black and because we were women”.