Amber Ruffin Shared Her Own Experiences with the Police on TV

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Published on June 12, 2020

Amber Ruffin talks about her tenure at Late Night and sharing her own personal stories of run-ins with police.

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23 comments

  • Belinda Garcia 2 years ago

    Yasssss! We are always here for Amber! 👏👏👏👏

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  • Maya Su 2 years ago

    Amber you should have your own show. I only watch seths show because of your jokes.

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  • Kat 2 years ago

    Amber is a beautiful soul, please protect her. Also, when is she going to get her own show?

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  • Elizabeth Larson 2 years ago

    I just love her.

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  • Lisa Parker 2 years ago

    Amber, your stories about encounters with police were chilling. I can’t imagine what you were feeling except for the impact of your retelling of these encounters. I am an elderly white woman who grew up in Washington D. C. . I went to a predominately black high school. I think there were about ten non-black students. I am fortunate to have had that experience because although I can’t know how your experiences affected you I can relate to them. At the age of 66 I was pulled over by a cop. My first thought was “Thank god I’m not black”. That horrified me. At first I thought I was a raging bigot who’s been in complete denial all my life. But after I calmed down I realized that thought wasn’t racist. It was a profound understanding of what black people go through all the time. Keep telling your stories.

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  • S Garber 2 years ago

    Seeing Amber’s beautiful face and smile, and then hearing her intelligent and witty voice just warms my heart and brings me joy ❤

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  • Berlin - du bist so wunderbar! 2 years ago

    She is just awesome!

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  • generations 7501 2 years ago

    Je suis Evelyne Bensalem j’ai un facebook et j’écris de chez un ami. Je vous admire. Je n’ai pas que cela à dire car je suis en France.

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  • Michael Keating 2 years ago

    I wuv you Amber Ruffin😄!

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  • Kattis Small 2 years ago

    I hope she will wear a different gown on every episode of her new show…. it should be put in her contract.

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  • Sues Anna 2 years ago

    People enough is enough WHEN WILL AMBER FINALLY GET HER OWN SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NNNNNNOOOOOOOWWWWWW 🥺

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  • senselocke 2 years ago

    Amber is so good at this! She’s just so optomistic and sweet and affable, it makes you feel like she’s your friend, daughter, sister, etc. Folks like her instantly, even those who would ignore or dismiss the issues she raises from anybody else. She’s instantly believable, and that really gets to your heartstrings. Many easily detract or dismiss athletes or celebrities, from envy or feeling that fame should “fix” everything. Amber is just so disarming, it cuts through all that, even though she _is_ famous. It’s hard to disbelieve someone so open and honest.

    It’s upsetting to think of her being in danger or harassed or hurt, so that she does have those experiences really gets the point across that no, it’s really not about the person, it *is* about race. And for many people, there really is nothing they could do to change what happened to them. She *is* a princess, cartoon birds and all. There is no way to even imagine her seeming threatening or suspicious, folks realize if it can happen to a certified Disney princess, it can happen to anyone.
    Amber, you do a fantastic job, I’m so glad you have this platform, you’re honestly one of my favorite friends unmet. Love all you guys, keep doing what you’re doing, be safe.

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  • Kat Rain 2 years ago

    I adore Amber, she’s such an icon. I’ve learned so much of what kind of woman I want to be watching be her awesome self

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  • Elasticbrand 2 years ago

    BOOM Chicago Amsterdam shout-out!

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  • Julie Campbell 2 years ago

    Who are the 78 monsters who disliked this video?

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  • TheStTeresa 2 years ago

    Thank you Amber.

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  • Jamie Martindale 2 years ago

    That whole series of clips she did was so moving. I mean really — SKIPPING! They made her assume the position & puts hands on the car over SKIPPING too close to a police station? Y’all wouldn’t believe the sh*t I have just gotten a little friendly warning for, instead of that kind of treatment. EVERY black person I know has stories like this, but white guys like me have it SO different I am continually stunned a how big that gap is. It just ain’t right. Thank you, Amber, and thank you to Late Night for airing this.

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  • hbeachley 2 years ago

    Amber always got the hot quar fashions.

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  • Victoria Eads 2 years ago

    The only thing i could wish is that Ms Ruffin had fewer stories. Hypothetically, this would mean less systemic racism. I hope our children have fewer such stories.
    Ms Ruffin, you are strong and intelligent and you seem like a lovely person.

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  • A. Armani 2 years ago

    imagine what a black man must experience daily if cute non threatening Amber gets harrassed by those racists in blue for skipping..Lord..the world is watching in horror..greetings from Black Germany🙋🏾‍♀️👋🏽❤ luv ya Amber🥰

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  • Lucila M. Custodio 2 years ago

    Please check out
    nytimes.com/section/opinion
    “Call It What It Is: Anti-Blackness”
    (Written by Dr. Ross, June 4, 2020)

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  • Peace Forward 2 years ago

    So in love with her!

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  • yinadiv260 3 months ago

    𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬. 𝐄𝐚𝐧𝐫𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 $𝟏𝟕𝐤 𝐛𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞

    𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞. 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐢 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 $𝟏𝟗𝟕𝟓𝟒 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝟐 𝐡𝐫𝐬 𝐚

    𝐝𝐚𝐲. 𝐕𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐰𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞. 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠

    𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐛𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐞…………. 
    🙂 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊.:)
    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄====)> 𝘄𝘄𝘄.𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝟐.𝐜𝐨𝐦

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