This clip was uploaded by a Youtube user in early 2012, and is one of many take-offs of the popular “Shit Girls Say” video that went viral in late 2011. It depicts an African-American female dressed as “white”, with a blonde wig, making a series of statements that can be seen as ignorant, racist, and ill-informed. The video is meant to use parody to illuminate the types of everyday insults endured by women of color in a landscape in which racial privilege associated with whiteness is the norm.
What can we learn through this video about the intersections between race and gender?
Can parody videos like this be useful in terms of providing a social critique, or do they trivialize and generalize bigger issues?