Lil Duval Claims Racism Doesn’t Exist on the West Coast

The comedian insists that racism is a thing of the past.

This is a photo of Lil Duval.

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This is a photo of Lil Duval.

Comedian Lil Duval recently caught the wrath of social media after sharing his misguided opinion on racism in America, tweeting that "everything ain't about race," and claiming classism has trumped it on the country's West Coast, according to VladTV. Of course, this ignited a firestorm of responses to his series of tweets, in which he insisted that the West Coast, particularly California, was "10 years ahead" of the rest of the country in that regard. 

He shared these tweets back to back on Monday night.

News flash: everything ain’t about race. Truth be told they ain’t even thinking bout us no more

— lil duval (@lilduval) January 30, 2018

Maybe I’m tripping but it seems like racism don’t even exist no more on the west coast. It’s still classism but the “i don’t like you because of yo color” shit, I don’t see it

— lil duval (@lilduval) January 30, 2018

While his second tweet seemed to concede to the fact that his own perception might be a bit skewed, users quickly took to Twitter to share their disagreement and annoyance with the tweets.


— deray (@deray) January 31, 2018

It’s because when u get money u see more and u realize it’s bigger than that.

— lil duval (@lilduval) January 30, 2018

Duval seemed to ignore most of the responses, except for one tweet asking why money sometimes shifts perspectives on racism.

As most people of color know, race-based discrimination is present all over the country and is unfortunately not superseded by fame or income.

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