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Chelsea Handler Talks Netflix Series About White Privilege: 'I Thought I Was Successful Because I Was Talented'

Chelsea Handler Talks Netflix Series About White Privilege: 'I Thought I Was Successful Because I Was Talented'

Chelsea Handler stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (April 9) and dished about her upcoming Netflix series that is set to tackle her own white privilege.

The 44-year-old writer-comedian told Jimmy that “it feels good to be awake” on how her success has been partly due to her being white.

“September. I did one on white privilege, my own. Because after I had this reassessment, and I just thought, okay, what kind of stuff am I putting out in the world, and I thought I was successful because I was talented,” Chelsea explained. “I didn’t think about the color of my skin or the fact that I grew up with privilege or that just by being white in this country is a huge privilege. A lot of us don’t think about that. And I really opened my eyes when I realized racism isn’t dead, women’s rights, we haven’t hit the glass.”

“Nothing happened in the last couple years to make us believe in all of this naive thinking, I was thinking. It feels good to be awake and understand that these are issues that are not going away any time soon. And to be part of the solution rather than being part the problem,” Chelsea added to rousing applause.


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  • krtmom

    She’s not talented but she is white!