Netflix documentary Hello, Privilege. It’s Me Chelsea is a deeply personal reflection on white privilege. What sets out to help actually hurts racial divides. It could have been truly thought-provoking; but the product we got barely scratches the surface. It’s Me, Chelsea is a white person leading the way to raise awareness of white privilege, and writing that feels painfully strange. During one meal, one friend shouted, “blackie,” and when I raised my eyebrows, another member of the group shouted, “this is such a minefield!”. Handler also should have highlighted more POC with larger platforms, or allowed more time for those she did highlight in the documentary to speak. Hello, Privilege. As soon as she came to that realization and that she needed to confront white people about racism, I knew we were about to witness some white fragility at it’s finest… First, what’s White Fragility. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper. More liberal trash from the self-righteous, hypocritical Hollywood garbage heap. The documentary, directed by Alex Stapleton, follows Handler as she explores white privilege and further examines her role in our society as a white woman. It’s Me, Chelsea tackles how white privilege has impacted America culture, with Chelsea Handler exploring the issue in her own way.

There’s at least the assurance that Alex Stapleton, a Black woman, directed the film. The majority of the documentary was ‘comfortable,’ and shield away when it got too close to an open flame. During her drive back home, Handler reflects on the open-mic night, thanking those who challenged her while reflecting on her documentary and its purpose. I don’t think that there is any way in this country, with our history, that we can deny that.” admits a conservative Republican woman in the documentary. I am trying to wrap my head around it – MY white privilege.

Because it (white privilege) is a white person’s problem.” 1. Controversial comedian and author Chelsea Handler tackles white privilege in her newest Netflix documentary, “Hello, Privilege.

was released on Netflix and has since received some backlash. This an a completely insensitive take what Chelsea BELIEVES is true for everyone but just happens to be true to herself.

I watched Hello, Privilege. WOW! Or check out Flixable, a search engine for Netflix. Documentary. There are so many reasons for a white person to avoid the rabbit hole of white privilege, where do I even begin?

I suddenly care and don’t know how to make a difference. It’s Me, Chelsea.” In the 64 minute documentary, Handler chats with black and white people including students, comedians and activists to examine white privilege and systemic racism. Our neighbor’s grandkids? In this case the race-baiting is a verbal attack on white people (because, of course, Chelsea, and others who appear in this film, believe ALL white people are racist. It’s horrifying that many of these people refused to acknowledge any issue in America at all, despite the fact that systematic racism has structured the USA for hundreds of years, bringing us to the landscape of the present day. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. She says at the beginning of the film that she “wants to be a better white person to people of color without making it a thing”—but then makes it a “thing” by airing a documentary on a major streaming service. “I like having difficult conversations,” Chelsea says. But I want that to change. But then along comes a future son-in-law who may gift me some amazing black grandkids. In my shame, I want to give my privilege away, but I can’t. But it also feels like a lose-lose situation for Handler. The documentary takes an interesting and challenging turn when Handler interviews a group of conservative women from Orange County including a Republican campaign manager and a Republican political consultant. As the author of the cringy Uganda Be Kidding Me book and who just recently had to attend sexual harassment training after slapping the behind of a Black woman while filming this documentary, Handler has a checkered history when it comes to sensitivity. If any white person was ever to do this documentary, then Chelsea Handler, the outspoken, hard left-leaning comedian, who serves ironic jokes and awkward silences, was genuinely the best person to lead on it. She’s also a portrait, events, and live music photographer in Central Texas. She then uses that context to unpack oppression that people of color still combat, such as alarming rates of Black youth incarceration and voter suppression. Quanisha Lashawn says: September 18, 2019 at 6:45 pm ... Maybe my review wasn’t harsh enough or specific enough. She’s genuine in her attempts to question her privileges as a white woman, and documents her journey with the hope that she can help other white people 1) come to acknowledge their own privilege, 2) begin educating themselves, and 3) combat racism themselves and help alleviate the burden that has always been on people of color. Tess Cagle is a reporter who focuses on politics, lifestyle, and streaming entertainment. In other words, it’s great to use this story to help introduce white people to the idea of what white privilege is, but it has to be coupled with hard facts. Bringing home recipes, like Gumbo, that I cook here in Indiana for my Nigerian son-in-law to be. The film flounders when Handler visits a spoken-word night to see college kids talk about microaggressions, but the film … © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. ( Log Out /  Hello, Privilege. So, I watched Chelsea Handler’s latest documentary and I suppose my view is that you should probably watch it yourself before casting judgement. Handler, known for her unfiltered comedy and extroverted personality, offers her platform to others. Still the solidness of rural living has its advantages, such as unlocked doors, first name friendly, simple living and natural beauty.

Why should I care less for my neighbors grandkids than my own? Please reload the page and try again. Handler is both the most surprising and perfect person to explore their privilege publically. It’s Me, Chelsea will be received in two ways; it will either be shelved by audiences or hailed as an insightful discussion that needs more limelight. ( Log Out /  Whether or not Hello, Privilege. Ironically, at the start of the Netflix documentary, a young black woman tells Chelsea Handler that she was only able to make this feature because she is white. Though well meaning, the documentary does have legitimate criticisms that warrant backlash.

There was an error and we couldn’t process your subscription. Their brilliance. Curiosity propels me to read more diverse literature, listen to diverse music, and watch diverse movies. ‎Hello, Privilege. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. If she chooses to profit off her wokeness and move on to her next standup tour, it will lose its power. The documentary also includes interviews and conversations with civil rights activist Ruby Sales, community organizer Latosha Brown and historian Carol Anderson. Most of her commentary or jokes during interviews came off either jarring or cringy. For an ally to help abolish white privilege (and white supremacy as a whole), they need to prioritize POC’s voices by allowing us to speak and be heard with the same attention and urgency. I can’t comprehend how anyone would consider this a good idea, Notable Video Game Releases: New and Upcoming, What to Watch Now on HBO Max and the HBO App, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel. View all posts by Karen Renee Powell. Like air, my privilege is available to me with each breath. Hello, Privilege. While the documentary feels heavy-handed and exploitative at times, it starts a meaningful conversation about how white people can reckon with their privilege. Hulu’s ‘Bad Hair’ has good scares but needs more shape. But I am motivated, where I have never been motivated before. If she chooses to profit off her wokeness and move on to her next standup tour, it will lose its power. Part of that rawness comes from people being honest with themselves first, and recognizing that there is, in fact, a problem. But if Handler decides to put her money where her mouth is then it can be considered a critical move forward in Handler’s activism. The documentary begins with Handler speaking with comedians Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. Why would I want to share what little “leg up” that I already possess, when I struggle to get ahead myself. Chelsea Handler is a white comedian that has been given chance after chance to reinvent herself after recovering from mistakes in her youth and adult life. When Chelsea Handler interviews a select group of white people at Oktoberfest, it’s abundantly evident that hard-right wingers refuse to acknowledge that their life has reached a particular stage due to the color of their skin. Doesn’t God tell us to love our neighbor? “The subject of white privilege is a ‘rabbit hole’ that ‘goes deep’ – deeper than a documentary,” says a USC student in the film. ( Log Out /  The Netflix documentary Hello, Privilege. I benefit too and you will if you watch this documentary. But it’s very, surface level. Like me. ‘Hello Privilege, It’s Me Chelsea’ was certainly made with good intentions.

A seemingly ambitious and well-intended endeavor, ‘Hello Privilege’ was undertaken by comedian, actress, writer, television host and activist Chelsea Handler, who is known for her brash and brazen style of comedy, and the last person you’d expect to tackle the ever-pervasive and oppressive structure of white privilege; especially with a book titled ‘Uganda Be Kidding Me’ and tweeting jokes about Brad and Angelina’s Vietnamese child growing up to be a bad driver. ( Log Out /  In her latest Netflix film, comedian Chelsea Handler gets serious about her white privilege. I am seriously considering canceling my Netflix.

Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. book and who just recently had to attend sexual harassment training after slapping the behind of a Black woman while filming this documentary, Handler has a checkered history when it comes to sensitivity. It’s Me, Chelsea is a documentary about Handler facing off with her white privilege and how systemic racism continues to permeate American culture today. Every single man in the group was white, and as the only non-white person in the group, I spent most of the holiday having to skew my frustration due to an obvious racist comment, or when a throwaway statement was made. Use the unsubscribe link in those emails to opt out at any time. Historian Carol Anderson also gave background to the development of the psychology of white privilege. ( Log Out /  It’s Me, Chelsea tackles how white privilege has impacted America culture, with Chelsea Handler exploring the issue in her own way. without feeling like Handler is exploiting her “wokeness” at least a little bit. Instead, the documentary thrives when Handler uses her platform to allow disenfranchised people to speak. It is a statement that may lead others to peer down the rabbit hole of white privilege, when most of US refuse to go near it. As a subject matter, Hello, Privilege. Handler reflects with him about how despite the number of times she encountered police while breaking the law, her life went down a very different path than his. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! It becomes apparent that Chelsea has received wounds by the same system that gives her opportunity. As a subject matter, Hello, Privilege. 'Trigger Warning with Killer Mike' | Netflix Original Series Review, Becoming review - an inspiring insight into Michelle Obama's tour, Start-Up episode 3 recap – Dal-mi and In-jae make major career choices, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm review – Sacha Baron Cohen brings a surprising piece of work, Perdida (Stolen Away) season 1 review – Netflix series shows a father on a mission, Dune Drifter review – low budget action sci-fi that made me want more, Broil review – twisted supernatural drama that wants to be cool, Benny Loves You review – outrageous fable about holding onto childish things, Warrior season 2, episode 4 recap – “If You Don’t See Blood, You Didn’t Come to Play”.

There’s at least the assurance that Alex Stapleton, a Black woman, directed the film.