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If you’re not a fan of Donald Trump, then chances are you’re probably not a fan of his proposed wall. And for good reason. The wall is like one of those medications that offers to cure your symptoms, but it also creates so many side effects that it makes you wonder if it’s even worth the trouble. A proposed $20 billion wall to stop immigration patterns that are already on the decline definitely fits that description. In this clip from “Adam Ruins Everything,” host Adam Conover breaks down several of the wall’s most glaring flaws, providing equal parts fact and humor to keep things moving along. The result is often entertaining, and keeps Adam from getting too up his own a** about the subject.
However, one of the main problems with this clip is that it makes Latinas look super uninformed. Adam corrects them every chance he gets.
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I get that their scripted ignorance about immigration gives Adam the chance to be the informed hero, which is what the show is ultimately about. But if you step back from the humor, what you have is a white man telling two Latinas how to look at a particular subject, one that they are most likely very familiar with given their ethnic background. Maybe I’m biased because of where I work, but I see first-hand from my coworkers that we deserve better representation in these kinds of sketches. I’m probably going to sound like I’m a little too up my own ass about this minor quibble, but this isn’t the first time the sketch writers have used these Latina’s ignorance to prop up Adam.
Check out the clip where Adam explains what’s wrong with the U.S. immigration system.
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Maybe soon we’ll have better representation in these kinds of videos, but who do you think is going to write those sketches?