Heather McGhee - “The Sum of Us” & The True Cost of Racism | The Daily Social Distancing Show

18 feb. 2021
61 968 Vizionare

Heather McGhee talks about examining the economic impact of racism in America in her new book “The Sum of Us,” and underlines the importance of having honest conversations about past and present racism at a community level. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #HeatherMcGhee
Subscribe to The Daily Show:
Follow The Daily Show:
Twitter: twitter.com/TheDailyShow
Facebook: facebook.com/thedailyshow
Instagram: instagram.com/thedailyshow
Watch full episodes of The Daily Show for free: www.cc.com/shows/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah/full-episodes
Follow Comedy Central:
Twitter: twitter.com/ComedyCentral
Facebook: facebook.com/ComedyCentral
Instagram: instagram.com/comedycentral
About The Daily Show:
Trevor Noah and The Daily Show correspondents tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11/10c on Comedy Central.

  • you ppl are so detached from reality it is actually disgusting

    Demonic ChronicDemonic ChronicAcum 15 ore
  • The problem is that many people don't believe they're racist.

    DuckHouseDuckHouseAcum o Zi
  • Quote "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character". The words of an obvious (and well known) racist.

    Peter SchaefferPeter SchaefferAcum o Zi
  • She provides zero evidence only dogma.

    JaneFonda1942 Apex ClanJaneFonda1942 Apex ClanAcum o Zi
  • Please bring pt back

    mom molettemom moletteAcum 4 Zile
  • Get Thomas Sowell on to debate her

    Andrew StephensAndrew StephensAcum 5 Zile
  • The youthful stitch approximately preserve because freckle morally shelter around a glib peripheral. actually, elated hexagon

    Wing Kan KwokWing Kan KwokAcum 6 Zile
  • Like you Trevor, many of us have been thinking and talking about this kind of analysis for a very long time. All systems of oppression hurt everyone that is part of them - the dominant group as well as the targeted group, albeit in different ways. Also check out “Dying of Whiteness” by Jonathan Metzl. Very much looking forward to reading Heather McGee’s book. Thank you.

    Patti DeRosa MusicPatti DeRosa MusicAcum 6 Zile
  • Sickoning

    Jennifer HizzyJennifer HizzyAcum 10 Zile
  • There you go

    Jennifer HizzyJennifer HizzyAcum 10 Zile
  • Trevor Noah has such a cute laugh 😊🥰😇

    D KD KAcum 11 Zile
  • As Long As We Are Divided....We are conquered........SOOOOOOO TRUE.....As is seen in Many pOLITICIANS IN THIS COUNTRY

    pamela jonespamela jonesAcum 11 Zile
  • I just ordered her book. I'm thinking it should be required American reading.

    Kenneth DarcyKenneth DarcyAcum 12 Zile
  • I listened to her on NPR. Her book explains a lot, like why people in power are happy to destroy all of society. She does answer the question, why can't we have nice things?

    carole jamescarole jamesAcum 13 Zile
  • I kept thinking, I know her from something. Her Ted Talk- she told the pool story in it also. Still recommend checking it out.

    A SA SAcum 13 Zile
  • Im reading his book 4 a school assignment

    Niwar 8 Years AgoNiwar 8 Years AgoAcum 13 Zile
  • Everything is racecraft to racists; these people are stupid.

    Stupid EunuchsStupid EunuchsAcum 13 Zile
  • She is fascinating.

    Patricia CampagnaPatricia CampagnaAcum 13 Zile
  • Heather McGhee is amazing! So glad Noah had her on!

    Synthetase2Synthetase2Acum 14 Zile
  • Dear Trevor, we are blessed to have you and your show. You communicate to an all color audience the richness, diversity, intellectuality and culture of the people of color. You are truly contributing to making this country better. God bless you.

    ClaudiaClaudiaAcum 14 Zile
  • Strange that Noah thinks he is funny. He is just a goof.

    Paul RaymondPaul RaymondAcum 15 Zile
    • Thank you! Someone normal in these comments for once...

      TheMilkManTheMilkManAcum 14 Zile
  • This is excellent! Can't wait to read it and hopefully see community read events. We rise or fall together. Asante sana for this insightful interview.

    Cassandra FordCassandra FordAcum 15 Zile
  • Racism has huge costs To EVERYONE

    Lisa RoseLisa RoseAcum 15 Zile
  • Wow this show sucks now. Come on. I know it’s covid but come on plz try like u actually care about your viewers

    William MWilliam MAcum 15 Zile
  • I want laundry that does itself too please 🙂 thankyou

    Finally FinallyFinally FinallyAcum 15 Zile
  • Ha, just like Trevor I went, yeah, someone calculated this!! I wrote about it too, but very very shortly. "Why fair societies are richer." medium.com/the-gentle-revolution/why-fair-societies-are-richer-59056eb6e140

    KootFlorisKootFlorisAcum 15 Zile
  • 'l am because We are..' Common sense in many communities. But hey, common sense is not so common, is it?? 🤔

    chioneso mmethichioneso mmethiAcum 15 Zile
  • Best conversation I’ve seen in years. Kudos

    Guy BanksGuy BanksAcum 16 Zile
  • Just added this book to my Amazon basket. Was hanging on every word this lady spoke...

    Cher DelCher DelAcum 16 Zile
  • If you are in the comments and do not support reparations for Americans who descend from chattel slavery, just know, you are the problem too. Black people in American are still suffering under the weight of systemic institutional and structural racism. Save your heartfelt comments and get to work for justice. Go to www.ados101.com to learn more.

    Tiffany SmithTiffany SmithAcum 16 Zile
  • As a white girl, I have never thought of life as a zero sum game. I've always believed that when we lift each other, we get lifted. I know it, I see it.

    lily boonelily booneAcum 16 Zile
  • The Metropolitan Planning Council, together with Urban Institute and a team of policy advisors, lead a groundbreaking, two-year research and policy initiative that revealed segregation costs the Chicago region billions in lost income, lost lives and lost potential each year. In other words, *if metro Chicago were less segregated, it could see $4.4 billion in additional income each year, a 30 percent lower homicide rate and 83,000 more bachelor’s degrees.*

    5%LowBattery5%LowBatteryAcum 16 Zile
  • Ummm.... I could Have saved her 20years and told her.... duhhhhh. America is the most racist place on earth. And that hatred for “other” will always keep everybody down

    Fifthelement203Fifthelement203Acum 16 Zile
  • Whites will cut off their nose to spite their face.

    Jo SpightJo SpightAcum 17 Zile
  • It's like white people have been cutting off their noses, to spite their faces.

    Petra CellarsPetra CellarsAcum 17 Zile
  • Heather, lady, I never heard about you till this very night. And now I need to read that book. You see, I live in a South American country that was fantastic in 1970 and is a ruin now. Here the problem is not racism of the kind you have there. But the blind, stupid belief in that 0 sum game IS our worst problem, or at least one of the worst ones. I never looked at it that way, but I think I could name half a dozen differenrt versions of it, about gender, about migrants, about poor people, about provintces against the capital city... So, I'm very grateful for this interview and having the chance of hearing it. Trevor, darling, I love your show.

    Mónica TorresMónica TorresAcum 17 Zile
  • Facebook banned you from my Facebook in Oz. Please make your daily show vids available to us in Oz. Cheers Mr.

    Dags McGDags McGAcum 17 Zile
  • Reminder: you base your reality and world view on the opinions of a comedian who is a South African citizen but South Africa was not good enough for him so he abandoned his country and moved to USA but also hates USA lol. What an inspiring story of opportunism and lack of loyalty.

    braveheart1776braveheart1776Acum 17 Zile
  • Reminder: Trevor Noah is not a US Citizen. He is a foreign agent meddling in US elections.

    braveheart1776braveheart1776Acum 17 Zile
  • That is insane that we white people would rather fight against things that would make our lives better just because it would also help poc. Total freaking bullshit. Stop being racist.

    Felicia GardnerFelicia GardnerAcum 17 Zile
  • The public pools where I learned to swim have been destroyed.

    Melanie KeelingMelanie KeelingAcum 17 Zile
  • I can't wait to read this! Just placed myself in line at the public library, 21st in line and estimated 9 week wait

    Yurie ChoiYurie ChoiAcum 17 Zile
  • Becouse i am black and i live in switzerland, over here its just sooo much (deferent). The hole gouvermental system is so much (deferent). But you got to keepon fight and pray for a better Future.

    RuDa The -G-RuDa The -G-Acum 17 Zile
  • I dident knew that this situation is so twisted and so wrong in america. That the opression has a hold on every thing was has something to do with the black Comunity. Its realy exhusting, sad, misrable and fustrating that this is still going on in a (dewelluped) country.

    RuDa The -G-RuDa The -G-Acum 17 Zile
  • Wow, Heather, you sound SO much like Gina Torres! I had to move away from the video as I was watching, and the timbre of your voice struck me as very familiar (I'm a huge Firefly fan). I grew up in a small/medium sized city in the Pacific Northwest. We only had a a couple of kids in my area that weren't white. I cannot remember a single incident where their color was even brought up. It just never occurred to anyone in my circle that skin color was any kind of differentiator. While this represents a significant naivete on our part, it also highlights the stupidity of racism. I'm about 99.99% certain it existed around me in some form growing up. I simply never saw it. The bottom line, though, is I just don't get it. Why humans feel the need to put groups of people in certain boxes is just something I've never been able to comprehend. An individual, ANY individual, should be judged on the merits of their character. What does the color of their skin have to do with anything? (The obvious answer? It doesn't.)

    KimokiKimokiAcum 17 Zile
  • I’m with Trevor. I didn’t know it for a fact, I just knew it. Racism costs us all tremendously. Great work, Heather McGhee! And yes, the economy is NOT a pie. Sharing the economy will NOT take money from my pockets.

    Mark VerschellMark VerschellAcum 17 Zile
  • Can you guess where this statement from a public document comes from? Guess before looking at the answer below. "We shall ever build anew, that our children and their children, without distinction because of race, creed or color, may know the blessings of our free land."... "We are proud of and shall continue our far-reaching and sound advances in matters of basic human needs-expansion of social security-broadened coverage in unemployment insurance -improved housing-and better health protection for all our people. We are determined that our government remain warmly responsive to the urgent social and economic problems of our people." www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/republican-party-platform-1956

    Ned LuddNed LuddAcum 17 Zile
  • That Montgomery park and pool story is insane. Damn.

    Ashley Z SAshley Z SAcum 17 Zile
  • Ordering this book today!

    Patrice BisogniPatrice BisogniAcum 17 Zile
  • Perpetuating a big lie absorbs a great deal of energy and resources. It also stunts growth and leads to ignorance.

    Tikki RoseTikki RoseAcum 17 Zile
  • Love this interview. Thanks for bringing Heather McGhee's book to my attention. It's now on my list. I just also found her TED Talk from 2020 about the same topic. I'd also recommend a similar book called "Dying of Whiteness" by Dr. Jonathan Metzl that looks at education, healthcare, and gun ownership and how white people are a detriment to themselves because of racism.

    Lisa N.Lisa N.Acum 17 Zile
  • The USA is a sad place .

    Wehosrm ThinkWehosrm ThinkAcum 17 Zile
    • Oh you think America is a sad place? Let me take you to a place called “Africa”

      TheMilkManTheMilkManAcum 14 Zile
  • rejecting unions?! you can be racist and stupid

    zizinnnnzizinnnnAcum 17 Zile
  • Adding this book to my list. Thank’s Trevor for continuing to bring authors on your show.

    BDet313BDet313Acum 18 Zile
  • i can wait all day for that smile!!!

    Kunle AyanjokeKunle AyanjokeAcum 18 Zile
  • The Montgomery story is absurd....talk about shooting yourself in the foot. Racism makes people too crazy to see their own interest. Just ordered he book.

    Lois GertzLois GertzAcum 18 Zile
  • Cut the check and give up Reparations. We can deal with that Truth and reconciliation later.

    Spittin' GameSpittin' GameAcum 18 Zile
  • at 1:20 she describes Canada. Proudly canadian. I love paying taxes if it means social justice.

    felipe rudlofffelipe rudloffAcum 18 Zile
  • Black people have known this for centuries - Ms. McGhee is finally writing about it.

    Nymeria723Nymeria723Acum 18 Zile
  • Maybe everyone should register to vote as independents and focus on issues and forget parties and politics and personalities.

    Carol BevisCarol BevisAcum 18 Zile
  • Sadly, there are many in power who continue to think that the only way to grow their wealth and control the rest of us is divide and conquer and they will use anything from race, religion or immigration, etc. to do that.

    Carol BevisCarol BevisAcum 18 Zile
  • The 10 best countries to live in are all predominately European white countries, like Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Why is that? Because few black live there?

    Clubber LangClubber LangAcum 18 Zile
    • Just because some of the “best places to live” (I have no idea where you got this information from about these countries being the best to live in, in comes down to opinion not fact) are predominantly European white countries doesn’t make it racist, they may be better to live their because lower crime rates, better health care (maybe even free healthcare), nicer places to live and so on. It seems arrogant to pin this as racist.

      TheMilkManTheMilkManAcum 14 Zile
  • Thank you for doing the WORK 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

    J. BennettJ. BennettAcum 18 Zile
  • The pool example hit home for me!

    Mareka BrownMareka BrownAcum 18 Zile
  • Pandemics, market crashes, etc show us just how stupid capitalism (with all of the inequalities it empowers) really is. This crisis and others would be much, much easier if we all had universal healthcare, tuition free education, internet for all and a UBI. It would be easier still if we all had home, business and covered parking rooftop solar arrays, electric vehicles, indoor, outdoor and vertical food gardens in every home, business, school, grocery store, restaurant, public park and land, etc and if more of us studied and worked remotely from home. Let’s STOP TRYING TO SAVE CORPORATIONS AND SMALL BUSINESSES with selective bailouts and instead simply put capitalism on hold (mortgages and loans, rent, interest, dividends, late fees, utilities, etc) and launch universal healthcare, a UBI, universal education and internet for all! #NoCorporateBailoutsRequired #TooFarLeft #StillSandersPlatform #DEMEXIT Education is a good investment from an individual, family, community or national perspective and tuition free education will reduce the burden from the root on our medical expenses too for example. Healthcare for all is actually CHEAPER with the insurance industry off of the table along with most of the time lost due to billing among many other reasons. A universal basic income (UBI) is CHEAPER than all of the thousands of individual federal, state and local social safety net programs including things like Social Security and unemployment insurance, etc with all of their budgets, overhead expenses and inefficiencies eliminating the humiliating need for people to lose time to prove their poverty to qualify for aid. Internet for all is a great and necessary investment to give everyone the opportunity to study, search for work, work remotely, etc online. Solar power is CHEAPER and electric vehicles are soon to be CHEAPER to make and already are considerably CHEAPER to maintain and operate, especially if charged from your own solar power. What do you think will happen to crime rates, peace and equality in general after we launch universal healthcare, a universal basic income, universal education and internet for all, raising the starting point of capitalism from zero, we’ll let you die with no money, to a level of life with dignity, reducing societal daily fears on a massive scale and freeing us to welcome the automation revolution with open arms rather than with fear and great harm? 😃 #EqualityMovement #BLM Call me overly positive, but I think we’re leaving the era of ‘greed is good’ and celebrating wealth and entering an #EraOfAltruism and equality. Let’s #AutomateEverything and #SkipToAbundance.

    sanjuanstevesanjuansteveAcum 18 Zile
  • Lovely smile! :D

    sanjuanstevesanjuansteveAcum 18 Zile
  • What an enlightening story. Bravo.

    Stephanie BowensStephanie BowensAcum 18 Zile
  • Fantastic interview on both sides. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    Whit FloresWhit FloresAcum 18 Zile
  • I can't help but think that the real first racist crime is actually the violence that men play out on women (if it can be perceived as such) and whatever it is about this patriarchal society that is based on men (first and foremost) always trying to beat down other men and subsequently beating the holy sh*t out of women, that making love should be the most beautiful act between a man and a woman and reduced or translated to the most horrific through rape and subjugation.

    Cheryl WaltersCheryl WaltersAcum 18 Zile
  • "Solidarity dividend"-- love this concept

    Christine CooperChristine CooperAcum 18 Zile
  • Racism is at the core yes, but even more so the belief and ideology of white supremacy is the true culprit.

    Divine GoddessDivine GoddessAcum 18 Zile
  • Wow! A basic theme of life, Helping others equals helping yourself, I teach it to my sons and students. It is the basis of my business. Appreciating the differences of others, welcoming the new culture can only make you more powerful and compassionate and you have a fulfilling life. Thank you TDSDS and Miss McGhee...just beautiful.

    Terez Fran BeharryTerez Fran BeharryAcum 18 Zile
  • CAIN n ABLE 😆

    Sherri McclareySherri McclareyAcum 18 Zile
  • If more American-black women sounded like Heather McGee, anti-black racism would be far less. The vast majority of American-black people do NOT sound or even *think* like this. That's the main problem, IMHO

    Chinedu OparaChinedu OparaAcum 18 Zile
    • ​@Maria G. Well, anyone can label comments whatever they want. One person's "racist" is another person's "uncomfortable truth". I *have* actually gotten around the shadow-deletion before, but it took almost 30 minutes of trial-and-error to pick the right words, clever word-alterations, euphemisms, etc. Eventually my comment was accepted, but it was very *watered-down* . Not worth the effort, IMHO. In any case, that's not the point. The point is, we (adults) cannot have *real discourse* if we're being intellectually dishonest. You and I both know that the majority of... "that demographic" (I'm trying to avoid the ROones shadow-delete)... constantly makes bad choices that have NOTHING to do with... _(the color you get when you mix all light colors together)_ Supremacy. Ugh, ROones shadow-delete system sometimes makes engaging really difficult...

      Chinedu OparaChinedu OparaAcum 15 Zile
    • @Chinedu Opara maybe ask yourself why your comments are unacceptable. People are telling you your understanding of racism is wrong and in fact racist. I’d guess your deleted comments were so explicitly racist that even ROones couldn’t accept them. It’s ok to have racist ideas as long as you’re willing to learn they’re racist and do better. It’s work we all have to do

      Maria G.Maria G.Acum 15 Zile
    • @Sarah Francis I had a longer response but ROones shadow-deleted it as usual. So if you want a real discussion, feel free to message me directly. Else, I dunno what to tell you except Have a Nice Day.

      Chinedu OparaChinedu OparaAcum 17 Zile
    • @quinacridone duck I offered some clarity, but as usual ROones shadow-deleted my previous comment. Dunno what to tell you other than, I get your point, and I *partially* agree 🤷🏾‍♀️

      Chinedu OparaChinedu OparaAcum 17 Zile
    • @Chinedu Opara That is exactly what victim blaming is. Telling someone it's of course really bad what happened to them, but telling them they should have done X or not done Y and it wouldn't have happened or wouldn't be so bad. People don't have to sound white to be treated like people.

      quinacridone duckquinacridone duckAcum 17 Zile

    christian shenoudachristian shenoudaAcum 18 Zile
  • On Thursday, NASA’s Perseverance rover has successfully landed at the Jezero Crater on Mars at 20:55 GMT, after 7 minutes of terror.

    abdenbi CHIKOUNabdenbi CHIKOUNAcum 18 Zile
  • he seemed really excited to do this interview (^ ^ ;) this 'idea' they have about racism is something that should be applied to every inequality that exists. And it's not something profound: just stop being a dick.

    humixmusic4lyfhumixmusic4lyfAcum 18 Zile
  • Take action but it also starts with telling the truth.

    Vayy HarvestVayy HarvestAcum 18 Zile
  • The Human Race is so dissapointing! We have everything we need, just have no idea how to use it!!

    Dannielle UhrichDannielle UhrichAcum 18 Zile
    • How is the human race disappointing? We are the most intelligent organisms on this planet, coming from being cavemen to extremely intelligent beings which have invented tech, houses, spaceships and etc. The list goes on.

      TheCitrizeGuyTheCitrizeGuyAcum 14 Zile
  • Can we please financially ruin those who believe in Reaganomics? I really don't want to give any business to people who endorse that lie. Picture an app that advices you to buy or not buy a given product, and all you have to do is enter the bar code.

    Leo SigloXXLeo SigloXXAcum 18 Zile
  • I do believe in the concept. But what upsets me is that Trevor says white people. Meaning that every white person is prejudiced. It is simply untrue. also the example that they're using about the pool have been decades ago. The problem is the greed in corporate America. And the other problem is our lower wage workers do not take pride in their work. Yes they should be paid a good wage. But most of them are not worth it. My first job working in a grocery store I started at $2.45 an hour. And if I wanted more than 20 hours a week I had to work hard with sweat coming off my brow to earn those 20-plus hours a week. I also learned the job so when I punched in I started to work right away and getting the job done without my supervisor telling me what to do. Our workforce has had an attitude you want me to work well pay me and then I'll work. And these people when they're on the clock spend more time figuring out how not to work than doing their jobs. And they expect to be rewarded for that. And let me be clear I am not talking about one race of people. I am talking about everybody. I am so sick of Trevor keep on saying that all white people are racist. His comments of this nature is helping us stay divided. But that's okay the more controversy he helps create puts a lot more money in his pocket.

    jim catalfamojim catalfamoAcum 18 Zile
    • @Maria G. knowing and Acknowledging racism that is around us doesn't make anybody a racist. even in an argument when we say the most hurtful thing just to hurt the other person doesn't make us a racist. we all say thing we don't mean when emotions are high. its when you act upon it and truly believe someone is beneath you out of pure hate for your fellow man. i don't believe its a choice either. true compassion is the answer.

      jim catalfamojim catalfamoAcum 15 Zile
    • As a white person I know I’m racist because racism is built into everything around me. Acknowledging that I’m going to have racist ideas and commit racist acts leaves me free to learn about societal racism, personal racism and my racism. That leaves me free to choose to be anti-racist. The truth will set you free!

      Maria G.Maria G.Acum 15 Zile
  • The whole show should be called “if you don’t know, now you know“ like his segment… He’s a genius, his guests are brilliant and the quality of his interviews is simply next level... Thank you Ms McGhee for this book, I cannot wait to read and recommend it! 🙏

    Clotilde DelavennatClotilde DelavennatAcum 18 Zile
    • I love your comment, but puzzled how someone is cautioning you to be careful of the 'media"? WOW, it's scary how some people out there think TDS is news.

      Tucker FordTucker FordAcum 18 Zile
  • Please everyone share this it’s the least anyone can do please racism is ridiculous

    Animal Lover and Erica DetmerAnimal Lover and Erica DetmerAcum 18 Zile
  • God Bless you it’s amazing when I see anyone that can explain how ignorant is a part of something that I can’t ever explain to anyone besides everyone is a human being it’s ridiculous so thank you

    Animal Lover and Erica DetmerAnimal Lover and Erica DetmerAcum 18 Zile
  • I definitely need to find this book. It sounds fascinating and I hope the research she did can be used to refute some who may dismiss it as "anecdotes" (though some will still do this).

    Lunar TwilightLunar TwilightAcum 18 Zile
  • It is unfortunate that racism continues in this country but the only way it propagates through time in our society is because it is taught to children from parents and communities. Therefore since racism is detrimental to society as a whole shouldn't people who are racist be denied the ability to raise children. Since we do this to drug addict parents so they would not harm the children and expose them to a life of drugs. Or if someone was labeled or convicted of child abuse would we not remove the child's from the household because of the influence and in danger to that child. It is time for America to realize that racism is taught and exposed to through the parents therefore parents who are part of the kkk or all right groups or Nazi groups should have their children removed so that we can end the cycle of racism.

    kaslife001kaslife001Acum 18 Zile
  • Over here in Jamaica we had a similar talk some time ago. It was about how the British government who we have a Governor General does owe us reparations. I remember one of their higher ups I believe he was called David Cameron came up and it seems there was a discussion about it and he seems to have refused even the thought of reparations so I was like "Either he's racist or he's doing the thing where they say 'but we personally aren't responsible for what our ancestors did! It's not our fault'" so I was hearing something like a truth and reconciliation idea going around like talking about the truth behind slavery and how they treated our people and how best to make up for it. I don't know white people just don't seem like they wanna take any responsibility even if it's not their fault. It's like if you're mom pushed your friend down some stairs and she then passed away and your friend says "well someone has to pay for my hospital bills" and demands you do it because your mom pushed him. And they're all like excuses excuses excuses just cuz they didn't personally do anything. 💆💆💆 I'm sorry it just baffles the mind is all

    • @Katmeow Garcia Yeah I was just drawing an analogy for like not taking responsibility for something especially if it affects a wealth of people but what I mean is they tryna brush it off instead of dealing with the problem at hand. Hence the analogy

      MLG GAMERMLG GAMERAcum 18 Zile
    • If your mom pushing your friend down some stairs effected every institution your friend interacted with negatively such as schooling, property ownership, loans and mortgages and access to healthcare and food for 400 years then maybe it would make sense to look at it that way.

      Katmeow GarciaKatmeow GarciaAcum 18 Zile
  • The other side to this discussion, of course, is the elite class who want to maintain the status quo at all costs. There are enormous financial forces resisting the will of change.

    ksquish16ksquish16Acum 18 Zile
    • "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you." Lindon B. Johnson

      ShaunamarieShaunamarieAcum 16 Zile
    • @ksquish16 Then man am I with you 100%! I get that they are voting for their pocketbooks, and that makes economic sense. But to my mind, turning a blind eye to the suffering the party is causing doesn't stop you from being complicit, or racist.

      Jeff MillerJeff MillerAcum 17 Zile
    • Right, right. #notallrichpeople I'm talking about those richest that stay out of the spotlight. The ones that hide away on their islands, stashing their gains in offshore accounts and tax havens. These people can use their vast riches to lobby governments, bribe politicians, and delay laws they don't want passed.

      ksquish16ksquish16Acum 17 Zile
    • That depends on how you define "elite." There are plenty of upper-class liberals who don't want the status quo, and actively fight for change, even if it doesn't benefit them financially.

      Jeff MillerJeff MillerAcum 17 Zile
  • Hi Heather! Love from Iowa

    Judy SebernJudy SebernAcum 18 Zile
  • I feel so blessed that I was taught to love 💘 thank you to my elders! How can we fix this?!? 🤷‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏿‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ No one should feel better or worse than another. We need to lift up not put down!

    Meno MamaMeno MamaAcum 18 Zile
  • I feel like the world wants us to be divided. Puts us against eachother! We cannot listen to others negativity. Act the way you would want to be treated, your children, your elders! We would be so much better! I dont care what nationality you are. I care how your heart is. Sending love to all! Chin up hoomans! Let's work together!! 🥰🥰🥰

    Meno MamaMeno MamaAcum 18 Zile
  • Two members of the forever victim club

    William SmithWilliam SmithAcum 18 Zile
    • @Fatima M Notice he didn't say it was untrue...

      Jamila BakerJamila BakerAcum 16 Zile
    • Then why did you come to entertain yourself in their “victim hood”. Just looking for a spot where you can reject the fact that racism has had adverse effects on white people as well? Trolls will be trolls and so often are looking for the door to the bigotry room.

      Sarah FrancisSarah FrancisAcum 17 Zile
    • Lying and retelling history may help you sleep soundly at night. Say your criticism. You have none? Oh ok, now the name-calling makes sense. Got it 👍

      Fatima MFatima MAcum 18 Zile
  • Thank you the #DailyShow . I just bought the book! I can’t wait to read it and see what part I can contribute to heal our nation

    The Modern Day WarriorThe Modern Day WarriorAcum 18 Zile
  • Draining pools....wow...America is crazy racist,not coming over there till you fix that

    MrMasterMrMasterAcum 18 Zile
  • 🎷😎🎸roones.info/news/uJ5duKSsmZeyuoI/video

    Toutai PaluToutai PaluAcum 18 Zile
  • Act better, be better, dont do crime, earn your reputation, get treated better. Simple as that.

    sirskorgesirskorgeAcum 18 Zile
    • Please continue to listen and to read - thanks for opening your mind to watch this...keep on going! (And trust me - the treatment black people receive isn’t because they don’t act right - it’s because they’re black in a society set up for white people like me.) I WISH that weren’t true but it really is the case. But keep on listening like you are - and ask some friends to listen and read and discuss along with you.

      David BipesDavid BipesAcum 18 Zile
    • I can tell you did not really think this through because rarely is anything "Simple" when it comes to societal problems. If your theory was correct then people with ancestors who were colonizers would have nothing and be treated terribly since the colonizers were literally criminals, stealing land, hurting women and animals, stealing resources, damaging and disrespecting the environment, and doing horrific things to brown and black people. The government was set up by colonists to uplift colonists (handing our land for free to white men only)! It would also mean that all those hard working people in the US with multiple jobs struggling to get by should eventually succeed. However most never make it out of poverty, very few poor people in The United States America ever make it out of poverty no matter how they act. Poverty also makes mental health issues skyrocket keeping people in a state of survival making more difficult to "act better" or "do better". Also poverty is criminalized. Look up moms who get arrested for working to feed their kids, or how living in poverty increases your risk of being arrested for crimes rich people get away with on a regular basis. This Pay for Play system and the capitol for "playing" was stolen to begin with and is now being hoarded.

      Katmeow GarciaKatmeow GarciaAcum 18 Zile
  • She really opened my eyes.

    zoolo23zoolo23Acum 18 Zile
  • Yes, class consciousness!!

    Beatrice Ida HillBeatrice Ida HillAcum 18 Zile
  • Lupe Fuentes

    Barely LegalBarely LegalAcum 18 Zile
  • I ordered my book this morning online from my local Black Woman owned bookstore in Minneapolis!

    Katherine Mae LarsonKatherine Mae LarsonAcum 18 Zile