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"White Privilege": Felicity Huffman's Ex Co-Star, Ricardo Chavira Shames The Actress For Getting Minimum Jail Time

Date October 9, 2019 16:52

Earlier in September, Felicity Huffman was sentenced14-day in prison. She had paid $15,000 to inflate her daughter’s SAT score. The actress was also fined $30,000, punished to spend 250 hours of community service and one year under supervision by federal court Judge Indira Talwani.

Many believe she would've been contested more harshly by legal authorities if she was a black woman.

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While the case ran, the jury was questioned for being unjust. The lead prosecutor, Eric S. Rosen had narrated the example of Kelley Williams-Bolar. She was a single African-American mother from Akron, Ohio. After using her father's address to get her kids admitted to the district school, Kelly was sentenced to 5 years' confinement.

However, it was later reduced to 10-days, she was also assigned three years of probation and community service.

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Felicity was at an advantage

Ricardo Chavira was Felicity Huffman's castmate in ABC show Desperate Housewives. He played the husband of Eva Longoria's character, Carlos Solis. The actor took to Twitter and condemned the actress's minimal sentence. He wrote:

White Privilege. And I saw Eight years' worth of it, so I know what I'm talking about. Accountability and Responsibility don't mean s*** to these people.

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Why Ricardo is personally addressing this unfairness? Well, he further explained in another Tweet that he struggles with cultural biases on a daily basis. He's experienced a lifetime of it being a halfbreed and being challenged by the intricacies of it. The TV-Star referred the court's verdict to be a "slap on the wrist."

Wendy Williams shares his opinion

On her self-titled show, the host mentioned the same notion. She said, if Felicity wasn't a white American, she would have got 14 years of jail time instead of 14 days. Wendy was also sympathetic towards her as she did what any mother having power would've done for their child. But, still, it's wrong.

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Do you agree with Wendy and Ricardo's remarks? Or maybe, the American system is not that weak? Share this and sound off.