Watch: Jerry Seinfeld Tells Duke Graduates to Cherish 'Privilege,' Not Condemn It

Watch: Jerry Seinfeld Tells Duke Graduates to Cherish ‘Privilege,’ Not Condemn It


Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld delivered a salient commencement speech at Duke University over the weekend, advising students to celebrate their privilege instead of feeling ashamed.

Though headlines focused on the small group of students who walked out of Jerry Seinfeld’s commencement speech due to his support for Israel, the actual substance of his remarks held great significance.

“Privilege is a word that has taken quite a beating lately. Privilege today seems to be the worst thing you can have. I would like to take a moment to defend it,” he told the crowd, prompting respectful applause.

Jerry further advised the students to “use” their privilege and make something of it.

“I grew up a Jewish boy from New York. That is

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