Amber Ruffin and sister Lacey Lamar recall racist incident at dealership
Late Night writer Amber Ruffin and her sister Lacey Lamar returned to Seth Meyer’s NBC show this week to talk about racism.
Lamar recalled the time a car dealership denied her a cash rebate, only for a white male family friend to visit minutes later and be offered a $4,000 rebate on the exact same vehicle.
When confronted, the dealer offered Lamar some money — but only $1,000.
Needless to say, she didn’t buy the car.
“I still live there, so these things happen to me all the time,” Lamar told Meyers.
“Part of the reason we wrote the first book is because of the sheer volume of these things,” Ruffin said. “One tiny lady’s life is full of junk and it’s so funny because she’s not special in any way … she’s not angry or mean or bad in any way, she’s just this cute little lucky guy and it all happens to her.”