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You have to watch this video. SNL decided to air a skit that was put together by the black women who are part of the show. Apparently, they thought it was funny, but the black community does not. The skit consists of a woman making jokes about being in slavery and popping out “super babies” for the master on her plantation.
You can see that the woman’s attempts at humor are somewhat benign, but you can also see the dangers of a lack of education, which can cause someone to look at the atrocities suffered by our ancestors and make a joke out of it for the descendants of those who engaged in this oppression.
In other words, it is pretty strange and sick that black people are making white people laugh by making fun of the trauma suffered by their ancestors. That’s like a man making jokes with the men who raped his mother and laughing about how she must have enjoyed the encounter.
Ask yourself this – Could a Jewish person go in front of a group of Nαzi descendants and laugh about burning in the oven during the holocaust? Could they make a joke about how their relatives came out “extra crispy” like KFC chicken or how they were able to discover new medical cures by experimenting on them?
Maybe we need to be better educated on slavery.
The slavery being taught in the school system is nothing like reality, and no matter how funny we think it might be, our ancestors aren’t laughing from their graves. They lost their freedom, dignity and went through some of the most horrific trauma you could ever imagine.
Maybe SNL also needs to learn that, just because a black person came up with a skit, that doesn’t mean black people are all going to love it.
Watch the video, there’s a lot to talk about