Trevor Noah talks about racism and the police while off the air

Trevor Noah talks to the audience while off the air between filming. He recently had some things to say about racism, the police, Philando Castile,and his personal experiences. You might find it interesting.

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Comment by Ron Powell on June 22, 2017 at 1:39am

And there, you have it....

A clear articulation of the difference in experiencing personal racism and institutionsl racism....

Which may help certain white people get past the "I'm not a racist." dodge...

A white cop who might feel quite comfortable declaring himself/herslf to be nonracist, becomes an element of the institutional racism black people experience daily simply by putting on the uniform....

 

Comment by koshersalaami on June 22, 2017 at 5:36am

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wqgz7kRGVxg

Just watch this. This is from last night on the show. Unlike the other one, there is zero comedy here.

Comment by Ron Powell on June 22, 2017 at 6:10am

It is absolutely imperatice that I post this video as an  separate post....With the question.

Is Trevor Noah's assessment and assertion accurate and correct?

Thanks for providing this and giving me the incentive to go further with it....

Comment by Ron Powell on June 22, 2017 at 6:34am

@TM;  There are people on this platform who, were they in my place, would tell you to go fuck yourself. 

I'm not one of those people...

My problem with doing that is that you seem to enjoy it:

"For my trouble, I have 100 sq foot 75 year old house, an aging wife, and nearing the end of my work career."

 

Comment by koshersalaami on June 22, 2017 at 6:41am

Ron,

I thought about simply PMing you about the first video, then realized I should just post about it. Two voices are better than one.

Terry raises an interesting question: What's the most important way to address the problem? One could answer: The police are the tip of the iceberg, particularly given Noah's point about the jury of peers. However, that particular tip is what's getting Black guys killed. So, in terms of action, what's the next step you suggest?

Comment by Ron Powell on June 22, 2017 at 6:46am

@TM; Please pay particular attention to the last line in this monologue....

Comment by JMac1949 Today on June 22, 2017 at 6:50am

Racism is a medium born out of reflexive fear that rages, flows and eddys from all directions. Some of the most viscous and destructive racism rages in Southern California among and between Hispanics and African Americans.  In the West Native Americans are still despised by many whites.  In Asia many Chinese, Koreans, Japanese and Vietnamese loathe one another and not without reason.  Thais are regarded as hopelessly corrupt and Filipinos are something less than human.  So it goes.

The difference between a racist and a non-racist human being is that racists is often unaware of the self destructive  poisonous nature of their fear and hatred.  Non-racists recognize the culture of racism that influences their own diseased perceptions of the world and they work with other to overcome that pestilence within themselves and others.

It is a chronic condition with out a cure.  We can only treat the symptoms and hope for the best.

Comment by Ron Powell on June 22, 2017 at 6:56am

@Kosh; With Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, and the Republicans stealing seats on the Supreme Court, I might legitimately suggest that black people arm themselves and begin to fight back in earnest...

I'd rather be alive and on trial for defending myself against a rabid, out of control, hysterical cop than be the dead, innocent victim of another racially motivated and politically and socially justified police shooting....

Comment by koshersalaami on June 22, 2017 at 7:00am

I know about that line. What struck me about the video happened in the middle, where Sean Hannity talks about being stopped and telling the cop he has a gun. That's exactly what Castile did. 

Comment by koshersalaami on June 22, 2017 at 7:05am

Ron,

I don't disagree. 

Here's what I think will make the shit hit the fan:

Some Black guy is going to get stopped by a cop, he's going to shoot the cop, and then he's going to mount a defense of self-defense because he had a reasonable expectation of his life being in danger. If this happens, or rather when it happens, the press will explode. If that guy is acquitted, life will get way interesting. 

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