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Jose Antonio Vargas’s one-hour doc White People premiered on MTV yesterday. Controversial upon its announcement, the special attempted to put the onus of grappling with race on whites, as opposed to the people oppressed by racism who already grapple as part of their daily lives. While in practice, the special may have come off as too breezy and inconclusive, its m.o. is logical: One of the clearest effects of white privilege is whites’ ability to ignore race and racism while chalking it up to “not my problem,” if it’s considered at all.

Thus, you had a young, possibly well-intentioned white college student in White People declare, “I could care less what race somebody is. I was never really taught to notice it.” In the clip reel above, I collected more nuggets of ignorance, perceived persecution, and flat-out dumbness from the white people that were interviewed. Exposing whites’ misconceptions and faulty logic was probably the most useful thing about the doc.

I also thought the following segment, in which a case is pled for not using the word “ghetto” to describe behavior, was potentially useful. Stop saying “ghetto,” when you mean “black”; anyone with a brain sees what you’re doing.

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You can watch all of White People here.