Wanda Sykes - Politically Correct

  • Season 1 , Ep 1
  • 11/30/1998
  • Views: 16,099

The term "African American" isn't changing a lot for black people in America. (2:25)

I DO, I STILL SAY...

BECAUSE AFRICAN-AMERICAN,IT'S NOT...

THEY DON'TGIVE YOU NO BONUS.

IT'S NOT GONNA MAKEYOUR LIFE ANY EASIER.

YOU DON'T SEE BLACK PEOPLESTANDING AROUND GOING

"WHOA, YEAH,AFRICAN-AMERICAN.

"MAN, I TELL YOU,

"THIS BEATS THE HELLOUT OF BEING BLACK.

"WE SHOULD HAVE MADETHE SWITCH YEARS AGO.

"OH, THIS IS NICE.

"EXCUSE ME, I'M HERETO PICK UP MY LOAN.

"MISS HALL, YOU WERE REJECTEDFOR THAT LOAN LAST WEEK.

"OH, THAT WAS LAST WEEK,I WAS BLACK THEN.

"SEE, I'M AFRICAN-AMERICAN NOW,

"I'LL JUST GO IN THE VAULTAND TAKE WHAT I NEED.

I'LL SIGNON MY WAY OUT."

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AFRICAN-AMERICANAIN'T HELPIN' NOBODY.

YOU THINKRODNEY KING'S BLACK ASS

IS SITTINGSOMEWHERE GOING,

"DAMN, IF I JUST WOULDHAVE WAITED TWO YEARS

"BEFORE I ACTED A FOOL,

"THEY WOULDN'T HAVE BEENBEATING MY BLACK ASS.

I WOULD HAVE BEENAFRICAN-AMERICAN."

I UNDERSTAND THAT OLDAFRICAN-AMERICAN THING THOUGH.

SOME BLACK PEOPLEWANT TO GET IN TOUCH

WITH THEIR AFRICAN ROOTS,THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT TO DO.

TRYING TO FINDTHEIR AFRICAN ROOTS.

BUT SOME BLACK PEOPLEJUST DON'T GIVE A DAMN.

YOU TELL THEM, I JUST GOTBACK FROM THE MOTHERLAND,

THEY GO, "WHERE'DYOU GO, DETROIT ?

DID YOU SEETHE TEMPTATIONS ?"

THEY DON'T CARE.

AND I UNDERSTANDTHAT ATTITUDE.

I REALLY DO,I UNDERSTAND THAT ATTITUDE.

THEY DON'T CAREABOUT AFRICA.

'CAUSE THINK ABOUT IT--

I KNOW WE WERETAKEN FROM THERE,

BUT NOT ONCE DID THEYEVER COME OVER HERE

AND TRY TOTAKE US BACK.

I NEVER READ ABOUTANY FAILED RESCUE MISSIONS.

WHEN AMERICANSARE TAKEN HOSTAGE,

WE GO GET THEM, RIGHT ?

WE SEND PLANES ANDTROOPS AND BOMBS, JESSE JACKSON.

WE GO GET THEM.

NOT ONCE HAVE I EVERBEEN OUT SHOPPING,

SOME BROTHERROLLED UP ON ME,

"PSST...

"PSSST...

"HEY SISTER.

"I'VE BEEN LOOKINGFOR YOU FOR MANY YEARS.

"COME, THE BOATIS THIS WAY.

WE ARE GOING HOME."

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