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mk  ·  994 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Netflix employees walk out to protest Dave Chappelle’s special.

He was wrong with his use of gender as sex, and I pointed that out to my wife.

What I felt was heartfelt was the envy he expressed. I didn’t feel that Dave was picking on trans people. But that he was picking on the activism that they have leveraged that he sees as unavailable to blacks. Blacks can’t convince anyone to treat them otherwise. It’s the Clifford joke. I’m not saying he’s spot on, he’s wrong about Rowling, but his exasperation of his relative situation is genuine, imo. He referred to black gays a few times. I didn’t interpret him as saying transness and gayness as white, but that it wasn’t black, which was a different message.