Mar 19, 2012

Alexandra Pelosi returned to Bill Maher's HBO show to debut a new video in which she spoke with people on welfare, mostly African Americans, in New York. The video is much in the same text as the video she did on voters in Mississippi that caused a firestorm of controversy.

In watching the video of the welfare people I do find the fact that she talked to majority black people is troubling for the simple fact that the vast majority of people on welfare is not African Americans, but I still understand what they were trying to accomplish.

My uncle was instantly offended when he watched the video because he couldn't understand why she only talked to black men when he knows there are other people who go to the welfare office outside of black males. But for me what was also interesting is the reaction of some black people in private. A lot of them instantly agree with the doorman when they hear his response. It's one of those things that makes you go hmmm... I think just as much as some conservatives claim to hate welfare they'll be shocked to know that there is an enormous amount of black people that feel the same way but for different reasons.

Watching this video is very uncomfortable. For me, I definitely got the racist aspect but it was the lack of education and ignorance that I found to be most disturbing.

Mississippi Video


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