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'Disheartened': Activist reacts to Dave Chappelle's jokes about transgender people

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'Disheartened': Activist reacts to Dave Chappelle's jokes about transgender people

'Disheartened': Activist reacts to Dave Chappelle's jokes about transgender people

Comedian Dave Chappelle is facing backlash for jokes in his latest Netflix special about the LGBTQ+ community and transgender people.

CNN’s Don Lemon discusses with writer and activist Raquel Willis.


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