Thinking Past The Headlines



to be clear next Thursday we have a quiz it's 30 questions all the materials are online they're at the website their videos the readings it's going to take you about six hours and that's it six hours and I would recommend I would highly recommend the you don't take notes and you don't need to read them twice and watch them twice and that sort of thing what you want to do and when people do best on these quizzes it's when while they're watching the video or reading the readings they are paying attention they're giving it 98% of their attention not thinking about what they're gonna do later that night or next week or who knows I don't know what's going on at home or I have no idea if you're gonna get a job or you'd pay attention and then you're good six hours you're done you're it's got it you don't have to take notes you don't have to print things out you know if the underlying you know what to do any of that questions are really simple if you read and watch the videos and if you don't you'll just be guessing you really will be guessing this is unlike any quiz you've taken trust me so that's what it is and guessing is fine C's earned degrees it's all good it's yeah and the quiz is the second half of class so we'll come in we'll have a class for about a half hour and then we'll do the quiz okay so what I want to do last class we talked about I asked the question when are we responsible and if you remember we the focus of that responsibility was on people that are often identified as the underdogs right in this particular case people of African ancestry and then I like turn the tables to say well but we're all responsible at some level and I want to stay with that a little bit and in doing so I want to look past the headlines that's the first part of class and the second half of class I want to look at immigration and Trump and what he said in the State of the Union address the other day okay I want to give you just kind of a way to understand some things about immigration we'll come back to it later in the semester I'm just going to touch it but so here first however before we do that I want to go back to the slavery issue and I just want to take four or five minutes to say something and look the vast vast majority yes but then DC with things that were coming out of Washington or things that were coming out of the state capitals or things that were very local so people weren't doing these investigations about life around the world and studying all these things and looking at all these things so photography that photo in the upper left is one of the earliest photos of slaves in photography really wasn't until 1850 that really got to the place where people could take a camera out somewhere and take a photo of something and whereas today you know you get on your there all sorts of things will come up about slavery all over the world and if I put slavery in chocolate pages upon pages upon pages will come up about slavery in chocolate we have so much access to this information that people during the vast majority of time this country had slavery didn't have access and so it makes me wonder then are is there is there like a way in which were more to is it's there a way in which I don't know maybe today we're more responsible you know what I mean like I don't know like who's responsible maybe today we're more responsible because we have access to it like we know we can understand we can see it I'm just throwing some ideas out there most people the other side is just even in terms of slavery the average slave in the mid-1800s costs about thirty five thousand dollars in today's dollars and then what you buy a slave you got to take care of the slave cuz this is your investment it's like you know you buy a car you don't destroy it you know you know you take care of it so this is a quote investment that's how people thought about it as in they thought about people as investments and so you got to give this slave food you got you want to make sure their health is at least okay enough that you can continue to exploit them you don't just take thirty five thousand dollars and throw it away and moat the vast majority of people didn't own slaves even in the south I read a figure one time that only one in one percent of all slave owners owned more than one slave so it's like Pete these are like big plantations weren't just average people owning slaves the vast majority of people even though the South were really poor so you know even when somebody tells them that yeah we got the system of slavery bringing Africans over it's like look a you're not seeing all the video you're not seeing this not like today where we all reenactments and all sorts of things you're at its it's just sort of going past people but today that's not the case so then I wonder what's our excuse today for these things so when I have three people up here and I'm like look what's your excuse for not knowing right what's your excuse because it's on your phone I can pull it up on your phone I can look at it there it's right there I don't know I'm just thinking out loud little bit eight about it in new ways not just walk past it and not really care or pretend I don't care or pretend I don't know you got it right we're cool and I'm not trying to justify white people the system of slavery that people created definitely not trying to do that but I don't know how many of you really know what factory farming is about I'm going to pay attention to factory farming and like if you pay attention in factory farming you know just the way in which the gist gross misdeeds committed against other beans beans that are creatures and creations of the God that most of us believe in it's like and yet we just sort of go on and then we meet and we do whatever and we don't think about it and we support it and it's like well okay well why would people in the past be any different why somehow do we look at them and we we condemn them more than we condemn us you know I mean because that's part of human nature man and that's one of the reasons but dude are you with me you're with me right as long as you're with me I'm good okay next slide did so I want to I want to also I want to all take a nether I want to throw this back on to you in another way okay thinking about responsibility thinking about looking past the headlines thinking about really looking past how I think about stuff and by the way I'm not saying the this isn't about being guilty I'm not trying to turn you into activists I'm not trying to turn you into people who believe in the same things I believe in there's none of that that's not part of this when I'm trying to turn you into our people who take responsibility for your own actions and if you want to condemn somebody else you got a hold mere week when when I every time I condemn somebody else or I talk about somebody else or I'm pissed about somebody else the first thought that I tried have right after I put that idea out there is like wait hang out a minute when do you do this same thing what have you done the same thing to somebody else what have you said the same thing when have you not done X Y or Z right I'm trying to always do that so that I can have that kind of sense of I don't know just don't want to sit around in this snarky way and be annoying to other people however look 769 million people in the US or in the world live on a dollar 90 or less okay and you know that's not okay some of that is right the cost of living in certain countries is less and so on and so forth but a dollar ninety all right you know you can if you if you come with me on some of my journeys and trips and travels around the world you will see that a dollar 90 doesn't go very far anywhere however 3.2 million in them we're living in the u.s. when the World Bank did this study 340 million it's like damn that's 1% of the US population 3.2 million right that's a lot of people so I won and yet dude the bottom 10% of people the poorest 10% of people live in the United States are identified as better off by the World Bank than two-thirds of the world's population so here's another thing like while we will oftentimes talk about we judge ourselves or we compare ourselves to the people around us I'm just throwing stuff out to you all right by the way I just want to get your brains going in some different ways we will compare ourselves to the people around us we will naturally because it's like hey how rich am i I'm not I'm not looking in Sierra Leone I'm not looking to Madagascar I'm not looking to Cambodia or Bangladesh or India or wherever I'm looking to the people around me so I'm looking at my roommate I'm looking at the person sitting next to me I'm looking at the fact that I have an iPhone 4 and the person next to me just got an iPhone 10 it's these sorts of things right that's like comes like well I'm not really rich cuz thing you're thinking of I don't know Bill Gates or whatever the case is but the fact is and that's just how people all over the world do it because that's how it is right we understand we we are looking we can only compare ourselves to people who are around us but if we compare ourselves to the globe and if we look down at the entire planet because we are citizens of the planet and we are if you believe in God then we're all children of God right in that way whatever that means I don't know the poorest 10% in the US are better off than two-thirds of the world's population that means really if you're sitting in here so I you know I don't know what your student loan dead and I know there are some people in here obviously there are wait wealthier as families are way wealthier than other people in here right but by and large if you're sitting in here the vast majority of you of us in this room are in the elite of the world's population so if anyone ever asks you are you rich and you're at least middle-class American or above your answer should be yeah I am rich and you may not feel rich but that's just because you don't travel it's like you're not going around you're not checking out the world and the whole world isn't shithole like right there are countries obviously they're poorer than other countries but it's like no if you're middle-class on above in the US and you're at a place like Penn State you're gonna get a degree from a place like Penn State your response to that question should be yeah I'm rich and when you start doing that it really starts to change the way we think about ourselves and our place in the world that's kind of like if every time we use pronouns for God we use she and her instead of he and him really honestly for those who have started to do that it's really a game changer it really is a game changer so it's like yeah I'm rich and by the way those of you who believe in God I'm just gonna drop a turd in the punchbowl if I could and then we're gonna move on somewhere to another conversation those of you who actually do believe in God and you think that you're gonna die and you're gonna get judged you know right she's gonna judge you cuz that's how she does and that's what your belief system has told you that's what she's going to do she's gonna judge you and she's gonna say did you do more good than bad and what's all the bad stuff you did and so on and so forth God's not gonna say yeah you know you didn't like really reach out and help kind of people you know the word my word that was very clearly translated through the prophets you know whatever the religious path word we're like really you got to reach out and you got to help poor people and you got it you didn't really do that and you're gonna say yeah but I help people around me like yeah but people around you were rich like you so what were you doing with really the lesser then you cuz they won't but I wasn't really rich and God because God has created everything right the whole planet God's gonna take you back and she's gonna show you the entire planet and be like no everybody is your brother and sister not just the person in your neighborhood and it's funny it's quite interesting that sometimes our perspective taking on things like this will allow us to either move forward in some way or move backward in some way and by the way I'm not that's not a judgment on my part cuz I'm a heathens so whatever I don't doesn't really matter but I hear it enough you know what I mean dude all I care about is the fact that Kenneth Copeland was able to get his followers to give him 36 million dollars for a brand new jet so he could travel around the world and minister to people that's my guy great I'm trying that by the way if I could get someone to buy my message be killing it alright man so here we go next one one of the things now we're going in a different direction here so one of the things I want to talk about is and we're gonna talk about this throughout the class but it's like I've been talking about this race versus class race you know race and ancestry versus social class so you know we talk we talk about race and race is the hot-button topic and you know we're always you know not always been engaged in these race conversation and you know just see are much more acceptable to talk about poor people to condemn poor people to say mean things about poor people to do I like shithole nations right like that's not what I want to do and what I've been doing a Native American and a woman ate it let's say black and Native American in rich wealthy really well-off educating your families educated you're all good or would you rather be poor and white living in a trailer park somewhere outside of State College whose family didn't go to college you're trying to go to college maybe you're gonna go to Community College but you know which how many would rather be poor and white because the poor white person has more advantages for sure because they have white skin nobody right yeah nobody exactly so why is it that every time we're talking about red in the way that we talk about it in society yesterday I was listening to this guy Ben Shapiro this kind of really conservative guy he was on campus a couple years ago and people were just like talking about in and it's it's interesting to listen to him right but if you were just talking about like black people and brown people as though they're complaining all the time right as though they would definitely rather be white instead of being wealthy as though there's a sort of one statement out there and what I think and I said it last class and I want to say it again and this is especially to white people but it's also to black and brown people to be careful about what you say and how you say it but I want to say it that there is a a by the way and I'm gonna bring somebody up in a few minutes because I know you're done listening to me talk so it's all good right I said it the other day man did I say oh that there's almost like this dialogue that white people we kind of have in our heads that allow us not to take race seriously because we have the sense or we create a story that black and brown people minorities right or for men it's women whatever the case is that they're mostly complaining and they're always bringing this stuff up and they have a very different viewpoint on all this stuff and they're putting the blame on us in men women for putting the blame on us and that as long as we keep that way of seeing the world it keeps us from having real honest and open conversations right because that's not what I see I hear all these pundits and I especially hear this when I I well first off liberals missed the whole point and conservative missed the whole point it's like these pundits that really are talking as though they know what's going on but they never actually have conversations with people so what I want to do is take a look at this so for example I did this when I did the race the black Devils class right I show you data like this but these are the real data right so I mean here it is 89 – this students have really increased a lot because in their reasons for that by the way because this is a number of agents who are coming over to the United States who have education and increasingly of Education and their wealth is starting to kick in right and look at spandex and blacks and Native Americans are down here okay so you look at that it's like okay that's we're talking about we're not equal right remember when we did the reefs switching thing and I showed you going into the next 30 years 25 or 30 years and I showed you how much wealth white people will have and then how much wealth black and Hispanics will have like it's gonna grow to like sort of here in here but white people is going to be up here it's only that's worth talking about why is that going on and so white people are saying like yeah man you know like well race is over we had a president who was half black and like who knows what I have no idea in black and brown people are saying no no we need to keep talking about this like that's not the case right let's go to the next slide bro or this one right ah school school suspensions look at this like there are lots of reasons for this but look we don't these are just I'm just giving you these numbers right there we can break it down further like well why do why do our duplex students have way more suspensions black men look at black males right like three times the suspension rate than white males when you get called in and you do something wrong 20% of the time black males get suspended 7% of the time white males get suspended why is that it's like so people want to talk about that they want to have a conversation right and when they have the conversation white people have this sense it's like we turn it around is that we're being blamed for it and all black and brown people are doing a saying look man we just want to have the conversation and so we want to keep putting it out there and then white people say why are you continuing to put it out there so go to the next one we're this 12.5 times more likely to be killed by police as white Americans okay so there's a lot in that whether they're unarmed whether they're armed it doesn't matter we can compare that look at that it's like we want to talk about it so here's what I need all right next one now I need three volunteers and I need you know before you do that everybody on Twitter who's doing their homework right now please stop this is your time to take like the class in not to do your homework don't do your homework in here dogs come on thank you are you ready here we go I need three volunteers I need three black and brown people just and I need but I need three people all right one at the top and I need someone who's brought wait hang on you got to be from the US though are you from the US bro all right dude are you from the US what cut now I need someone no I need something from the US I need are there any Latinos by the way any Hispanics who else I need give me somebody else one can I choose Hispanic or Latino dude here you can sit right there bro sit right on the table yeah I was just waking you up bro but yo and I need one other person someone who's Hispanic or Latino or some Mexican man any Mexicans here dawg you're Mexican right well you're Mexican right steed how about you you're the token mech are there any other Mexicans in class did all right how Mexican are you man do you eat tacos off us store yeah are they your favorite have you had tacos el Pasto bro yeah actually seriously seriously earlier in the week all right ma'am what's your name bro sister we'll start right here a sauna what is it J sauna J sauna where you from Pittsburgh Pittsburgh France eBay bids come on there yet cheer cuz they're not in the Superbowl are they No so you got it County one of us is we gotta like give him a shout-out you know I mean so that she can feel better first about herself you know the whole thing is Bruce eBay what is it again rave see Beth and you're authentically mexicana yeah movie in my name is Ian and uh wait what is it alright cool so starts again alright yes I can already hear me alright cool so my name is Ian I'm from New York and I'm Jamaican and British get to me embrace hi man alright listen ma'am can you tell me I went I want to have a conversation with the three of you minorities always complaining and in your in your when you're not around white people okay but just when you're around any but let's say you're not around white people okay how much have you sentiment about than that just like stop thinking about race and move forward and etc Center how much how much are black people and Hispanic people and we don't have any Asians up here but how much are you how much you are your complaint how much do you hear when white people aren't around to overhear it anybody know complain about what exactly just racism man blaming hum and how much are you blaming it on the man how much how much time do you all spend say Oregon yeah well I'd be better off or I'd be further ahead if what if there wasn't for racism is so white racist so I think so I think there's some troll that mics really close so I think there's some truth to the statement however I don't think you know I think there's two there's two categories of you know black people in general and in at least in relation to this topic you know the first is like you said you know black people who as anybody if you're black in the room you know you're disadvantaged in this country because you know the country is run by majority you know why heterosexual you know Christian males you know that's a prime majority so if you're none of those if you're not all those things in some way you're disadvantage but what's what do you mean by disadvantage bro because let me just tell you well well how white what white people here let me just say this white people what white people here is when you say disadvantaged they mean like they here we if you're not white and Christian and so on you have no power you have no ability to get ahead you have no I so well put so you know it doesn't it does mean you're disadvantaged to a point but it doesn't mean in that instance it you know you're just not part of the mind to the majority so you are a minority group whether you're a white woman whether you're a minority woman whether you're a minority male but I think that you know as educated you know I can speak for myself as educated black man it's not so much complaining as it is you know just realizing you know how the institution to set up against you know prime example like the you know the educate you should those stats for you know education you know it's that's a direct correlation with the education to Prison Pipeline system that's direct institutional racism like you know when Trump got into office stocks went up in private prisons that's direct institutional racism so how much time do you spend and then we're gonna go to view obvious time you spent sitting around with everybody acknowledged it I don't complain about it because like complaining is just like a lot of form of complacency I don't do that so so you're just pointing it out yeah like since we have to point out the fact that the Steelers suck cuz they're not in the Super Bowl you're like well okay maybe not they don't suck that's what right you're like not sitting around like because white people have the idea that all y'all do is like they see these gruesome I don't not all white people right but it's it's so like white people just never get on the inside right there are they rare hang on I'm gonna say this in the correct way there are large numbers of white people that never have the opportunity to sit around a room full of black and brown people in here the fact that you're not all just sitting around talking and complaining of all this stuff all the time the years like going like yeah man okay I got a we gotta get gonna help do what we need to do for ourselves we got it even I have even that within itself is you know that's not being able to experience as a white person is a degree privilege within itself mm-hmm yeah but but it keeps the walls up right it means that we don't see you how about how about one of you I feel like I don't really complain about it you don't complain about as a Mexican woman what what do you mean excuse a more talk talk hold them like really close hey mom we'll come back to you okay yeah I usually tend not to complain something I really noticed a lot is like once you're an upperclassman you start getting any smaller classes and you notice like with my major is accounting I'm usually in a class with mostly white people like there's only two of like there's only one other black person and it's kind of like you're kind of being judged just a little bit because it's like I would feel like you're being judged yeah cuz I've been sitting in the same spot in class in the back like it's like week four and then someone took my seat one day and I sat in the front and you know I started like being a little bit more more participating and then the teacher was like who are you I've been here for four weeks like you haven't noticed me yet no it's interesting right I stand out like come on they don't mean to one of two black people in there I stand out you know what I mean how do you not see me yeah okay so you feel there's a sense that you have that maybe like there that you can feel judged or you feel like maybe aware of it interested in enough in the counting or like trying to be on the same level as like wiping so do you sit do you complain if do you go home and complain about it like how much it sucks I put it on snapchat yeah it's like what do you put it what you put on snapchat I just was like oh you mean the thing was professor you know but on a day to day basis right when you're walking around campus you're going into your classes I want to know like how much are you all sitting around complaining about this I don't think black people were playing about it we people like no it's not how this goes down it's not um you know it'll be it'll be the small interactions in your day to day basis you know like whatever it may be arm whether its like man those are five those are maybe 15 15 white kids are all very drunk very inebriated if there are 15 black kids walking down State College being very drunk sloppy and inebriated I promise you the campus PD will find out about it quickly well say College PD will be there quickly okay so you had that idea right yeah and I do hang on I I need so 15 blue dude wait like fret nothing against frat dudes right but I'm walking home and like frat dudes are out getting partying like crazy and having tricycle races you don't mean across the lawn I like there drinking and tricycle races and I'm just thinking what would your grandmother say if you see that a photo of you having a tricycle race drinking beer and hooting and hollering with your shirt off and being crazy like what would your grandmother say bro my grandmother's straight from Jamaica so like you don't want to know what you would say all right yeah I don't know it's not all white people but how many listen man so what he's saying is he thinks that and listen to this right this is really important he's not come you're not complaining right you're not complaining you said like you grew black people root for black guys walking down the street it's like you're not saying this sucks the world sucks everybody sucks you're saying here's an observation if there were 15 black 15 white dudes first off man Minh a college town so white people also get hammered by the police and a lot of black people don't you just don't see it you don't see all the ways in which frat houses are getting busted apartments are getting busted like all sorts of things are happen mostly because a lot of times you're not partying together so that you're not seeing it like because I could bring white dudes up here and talk about all right what are all the times you got hassled by the police and you know screwed over and all that kind of stuff right and but nonetheless right you have this idea that yeah but still like really loud obnoxious black dudes more people are gonna notice now here's what I want more feeling oh no that's your observation right you didn't say we're gonna go to jail oh no nothing like okay so here it is that's the kind of thing that black people will say okay got it white people who disagrees with that that 15 black dudes walking on this side of College Avenue 15 white dudes walking on this side of College Avenue they're both being equally obnoxious right who is which ones are probably first gonna have please called on them the white dudes or the black dudes how many say oh definitely the white dudes so nobody says that okay how many say it could be even could be the same I don't know I think it could be the same depends on where it is but I hear you right but okay so that's an observation right that's like not complaining that's not minorities aren't always complaining it's just making the observation if there are 15 black people walking down to City College on a sidewalk being rowdy that we're all gonna go to jail it's about the concept that there's just more attention being drawn towards us okay you're not gonna get arrested you're not gonna get taken down exactly right unless they know you're from Jamaica dude then they're gonna be like had the dogs up sniffing around you know what I mean I'm just saying you know and the white dudes are gonna see you and they're gonna come over the your side of the street and be like dude hook me up right how about you what's it like in the Mexican community because we have this idea you know I see these rallies the Mexicans are all rallying against Trump and like y'all hate Trump you're all hating this you know hating that and it's like you're all like because immediate showing it all the time like what's it like for you you don't know dude here's an authentic Mexican and she doesn't even know you know what I mean this you're gonna you're probably the typical Mexican you're just living your life you're really thinking about stuff anybody else want to chime in any other Latinos want to chime in here anybody else in class who wants to jump up here really fast dude yeah come here a sec dude I love that by the way by the way do you want to add anything to that no I mean I agree with what he's saying yeah yo have a seat yeah yeah yeah and where are you from like Lehigh Valley PA yeah where's your family from proof Peru yeah okay so how is it in the in this South America in the Hispanic community that you see like complaining it's like this idea minorities are complaining all the time so I would say that we definitely talk about it but it's not a thing that's like Oh white people like it's more of like oh this kind of sucks that we have to go through this or like like more of like or at least for my how I've talked about it with some friends it's more I guess we think of it more as like an institutional thing yeah versus like oh like a certain person or like a certain you know mm-hmm so more I guess more thinking of the past and what that has done to us now versus like okay so listen man let me ask you this I'm gonna ask the three of you okay you ready I'm gonna ask the four of you there's four when you screw up like when you screw up who do you blame it on like you don't you don't show up at the quiz on time and social 19 you don't do your homework on Sunday night cuz you're out playing around and is whatever you forget to do it who do you blame it on who's like the first person you blame it on myself who do you blame it on myself who do you believe it bro lit myself obviously and when you are walking on when you're driving down the road and you're speeding right and the cops pull you over can you hit a speed trap and the cops pull you over and you definitely were speeding my god right who do you blame it on in that very moment or after it what's that in that very moment or afterwards well what if you see a bunch of white people pulled over also they're not just picking out black people well obviously it's my fault I have better eyes if I'm speeding on the road yeah how about you done same thing I would say the same thing how are you the police yeah you're speeding you know you're speeding listen here's I'm asking this question right so here's the thing so I read this survey it was actually a pretty good survey I looked at where they got it for him and I want to get you I want to get yours I want to first I want to get your response to it okay and it was well done and by and by and large you should know that the data when I use data in here I try to be really careful not just pulling stuff out of nowhere I'm going for good stuff I'm trying to find stuff that it makes sense to me and the reason is because we're live-streaming all right I can't tell you how often we get trolled by people who complain and about the fact that you know we miss data I think I'm an idiot because that's not true and then if they point out in fact it's not true and I'm like oh I am an idiot and then I gotta go back and apologize and I got to come back and say I am an idiot and I shouldn't have said that and so on so I'm really careful about it right because sometimes I mess up but so here was this research and they were they wanted to see which people in the United States when they screw up and it's their fault right you don't wake up for a quiz you know all these things right which people are most likely to blame it on themselves as opposed to somebody else like in the case of you all you graduate from Penn State and you don't get the job that you really want which people which group of people are most likely to blame their failures on themselves and not on the system and not on the man and not and so on and so forth okay so who do you think it is who's most likely to just put the blame on the system and the man and so on and so forth white people white people and I'll tell you why uh-huh wait hang on hang on before you two go ahead what do you say no he can he can go no no what do you say that cuz you're gonna say black men right don't say black men don't throw the guy under the bus man all these black men in here you're gonna throw just say shit black men all of them that's what percentage no seriously who's most likely I'll be like mainly black people yeah because we just we're just used to like not used to failure but we're you know we can't I would think why and what about Latino like Latino man you know men – so you think minorities yeah you think minorities yeah dude and you say white people why do you say white people because so going off of um I'm sorry to know your names but based on what the two ladies said at the end it's like black people and minorities as a whole is so used to the concept that there are certain things that we can't have in life because of the color of our skin and they're smart and certain you know stereotypes that we're supposed to fall into certain things or jobs we're not supposed to have like I can tell you as a person like who like my feel I'm a political science major like I want to work on Capitol Hill I've also already worked on Capitol Hill that's a purely white field it's like I've I feel like there's it's like I said earlier there's a split there minorities who understand that that racism is prevalent in the country and that they are one or two steps behind because you know there are a black man or a black woman okay and the flip side to that is I feel that you know I said white people I feel that way because I feel that you know if you don't fete I feel that if you don't face a certain type of adversity growing up traditionally or you're used to you know having beat you like you said you know living a very sheltered life you know you know if you're wealthy you know maybe you get everything you want maybe you traditionally have always kind of had that winning mentality that never really lost you expect it okay so let me ask you this question bro if you screw up and you flunk this class you're granting you and you complain to your grandmother who's what's she gonna say you have two strikes against you because you're a black male she's told me every day of my life no I got you so whose fault is it it's my fault whose fault is it whose fault – your grandparents your grandparents your grandparents my fault listen man the group it's most likely to blame themselves for the failures you like and you might have like a thought system here right like you might be thinking about a lot of things like in your head like I can think about all the politics of it right as Poli Sci major you can think about but in the end the day to come down to the fact that in the end the one group this who in the final instance that will be like yeah it's my fault black men second Muslim men who's at the bottom who's at the bottom who's most likely to find some excuse for it to bounce it off of somebody else white people right and because it's like this idea that like I have no idea right but what goes on is you like I think it's black people right but it's not right like you have the same concept as lots of other people have the data are showing that that may be true for you or somebody right but when we carefully look at people we put them in a room and we do it by the hundreds and the thousands and we have conversations with them and then you see you in the end what are they thinking what they're thinking is I see if I screw up it's my fault and that like historically for example there's no community in the United States where that mess is just stronger then in in the black community and in the Latino community there's no community this is strong it like you you're you have strikes against you you have strikes against you you have strikes against you right you're women you have dark skin you're Mexican what you're Peruvian whatever right it's like you need to take responsibility for those strikes against you and in the end you need to take responsibility for all the bad decisions you make and if you don't do that you will just spiral downward and be an idiot and that is the historical traditional philosophy in black and brown communities right so isn't it interesting that when we do actually the research that we say like wow it's like black men are this is this one study that I looked at so like I you know it's like wow that's fascinating how is it that it's opposite of that that we have the opposite theologists it around come like because it helps us if I can just imagine that everything I get is I deserve and everything you don't get you're just gonna it's because of you but you have to listen to your complaints none of you I don't have to listen to your complaints they've like whatever complain about the police all the time it's it doesn't matter to me I can just brush it away because I believe that you refuse to take responsibility for yourself but what would be different if we saw what I'm saying right here to list them we should we should write a book about it because they're really funny the kinds of ways that people will do gymnastics to not take responsibility for themselves and white people and black and brown people equally but the data are showing it's actually a little bit more white people so what if that's the case can any do any of you want to respond to that how would things change if we actually had to see that like we actually wait like the white community had to see you all as as not complaining all the time you're actually just pointing out some inconsistencies and inequalities and like these kinds of things how would things be different dude can we do this can you just pair up really fast how would things be different like how would you see the world different if you really saw this just pair up and just have a quick conversation yeah you don't really know doing accents are doing backflips probably say I'm seeing I'm taking care of like silly big things obviously job are you talk to learn about it you know she already by default while she's gorgeous not going to give me a fire your graduate what you mean GPA three two now only taking a dip well you are you all right y'all listen I don't want to go I I don't I think this I think this is a fascinating conversation and it's worth continuing and it's worth continuing your discussion groups and we're not we don't have to go any further with it because I want to I now I want to talk about Donald Trump because why do you not want to talk about Donald Trump you know what I mean like this guy I love this guy so uh let's do but but think about it you know what take it back to your discussion groups any final words anyone want to throw a final thought out so I'm sure everybody here has seen a Twitter jay-z beef on the Donald the Donald Trump jay-z Twitter beef so you know just of golf what Sam said it's just about having a conversation like you know jay-z said that the most the most important thing we could get from Donald Trump is the fact that everybody wants to talk about racism now everybody it's a hot topic it's always been a hot topic so I think that that's probably the most important thing just encourage a discussion a dialogue totally man Trump said something really cool the other day and most liberals those of you who hate Trump because you're a bunch of liberals you probably didn't even hear it didn't even see it and it was a really cool very thoughtful thing and I was like hey man that's that that's that other side of him that's really cool he was talking about how he when he tweeted out the videos of the right-wing anti-muslim hate groups in the UK and he said we need to follow these we need to listen to these people this is you know like six months ago or so and he was confronted by by Theresa May and other folks in the UK and said Wyatt you shouldn't have done that like why should do that and he said you know I really it was it was I wasn't thinking and I treat I tweeted it out and it was really wrong at me and I'm sorry I apologize and they should have done that because that's not it's not good to do for Muslims it's not good for the UK and it's like it and I'm like that didn't make that wasn't like the lead headline you know what I mean and I thought okay like he is capable of thoughtful ideas all right dude thanks thanks.thanks boom Thanks [Applause] I'm always looking for cool things that Trump says I do look it can be I can I at it sometimes but sometimes I work at it too much actually all right listen man speaking of that we're gonna talk about immigration we have 20 minutes left and I want to I want to walk you through something and the idea here is reading behind the headlines okay and what I want you to to to think about is a when you think about something like immigration into the United States and you know what it's all about and what our policy should be you know it's really important to understand that we've been battling over immigration policies from day one from the very first time that Europeans came here you know when people show up in the Unites just standard Accra around the world man most of the wars today are worse at being that are being battle hey by the way everyone take a deep breath because actually I don't always say I don't see many things that I think are really kind of thoughtful but this is actually really thoughtful and I'm doing this for the video because I'm getting hammered by some people who think I'm a hardcore leftist and I actually want to say something thoughtful okay so historically speaking what we see in most of the world is when people show up in another place and they they you know sort of get they they're able to get to where they need to go and they walk through the door of another country or let's say they come this way right and they arrived this country right in this case the United States what we see is very often the first thing they do is lobby to close the door or not like them it's like a human nature thing you know this human nature thing so an immigration is complex here because of Native Americans but we'll talk about that later so I the next slide so one of the things that is think that most P their country's a shithole because most of them don't most of us like our countries we like our cultures we like so 7.4 5 billion people in the world ok 327 million people in the United States ok got it how many of the now like 7 point what is it like 10 7 point 1 2 or whatever it is billion people because it's seven point four or five minus 327 so all the people in the rest of the world how many of those people want to move to the United States how many people want to move to the United States how many of those people if they could they would permanently move to the US how many people what do you think just talk amongst yourself really fast what do you think give an answer so you got it there's about 7.1 billion people how many people would permanently move to the US if they could okay ray you got you got your numbers okay how many would leave all think about all the people living on a dollar 90 or less a day go somewhere else if they can okay you got it alright here we go next slide so that's the answer that's about give or take five or ten people okay that was a Gallup poll they did they did they samples I think a hundred and fifty two countries in the world Gallup is reputable they're very careful their methodology was very good they really were they spent a lot of money to try to figure out how many people would pick up and leave their country and go somewhere else if they could and they estimated it would be about six hundred and thirty million people just kind of makes sense it's not that you know it's not that many right it's about ten almost you know it's eight or nine percent a net person oh right cuz it's a lot okay how many of those people chose the United States as the country where they would move if they could talk to your neighbor of the 630 million people how many of those people chose the United States as the country if they gave them residency said here you go you can come here come to the US how many of them would choose that to come to the u.s. hey Sam do you know the best part about seeing computers open do ya can you guys not can you guys close your computers every time you guys have your computers open you guys are not helping the livestream at all yeah it's a it's a salon actually thank you for closing them yes you've been in class it's just annoying because you're not unless you're looking up these numbers just sit down over here there's empty seats all right ready 630 million how many people did you come up with numbers would you say bro how much fifty thousand would you say huh dude dude the answer go to the next site 138 million okay which is a lot of people but listen here's what that means you ready y'all right here's what it means ready if I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say we have to close the borders because everybody in the world wants to come here everyone wants to come to the United States we're the greatest country and of course everybody does you know you got all these nations in Africa and poor nations and people all want to come here excetera cetera I'd be really rich so Gallup is saying well actually most people would choose another country number one country of the 630 million the u.s. is number one behind the u.s. is the UK is Canada is France it's Australia Saudi or Saudi Arabia and okay but we're number one at 138 however what this means is that and it's not theoretical because you could never play this out but imagine it because I'm just playing a mind game here what if we opened the borders up and said all right listen man anyone who wants to come here just come here and whatever we're tired of really dealing with this stuff well obviously that's not the number it would be but what Gallup is saying nor is it the number that many Americans think it is when they say things like every he wants to come to the United States everybody wants to be here everybody this everybody and if I listen to the Trump's State of the Union address I would listen to and imagine that yeah we got to do something because everybody wants to come here when in fact Gallup is saying is like that's not necessarily the case right and it's really something to think about okay so what I want to do is walk you through a couple things here go to the next slide don't so this is something from the State of the Union so under the current broken system a single immigrant to this because remember read behind the headlines you presidents you you you basically can know a politician is lying or saying something that's not really true when their lips are moving so whether they're Democrats or Republicans or Obama or what's her name what's her name Hillary yeah all right George George Clinton's wife from Parliament she had been better off if she was with George Clinton all right so anyway well it doesn't really matter but the idea do you know who George Clinton is bruh you know dude just cuz someone just puts because someone just tweet out some Funkadelic stuff all right so listen man under the current broker system a single immigrant can bring virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives under our plan we focus on the immediate family by limiting sponsorships to spouses and minor children we need to end chain migration so look what I want to do dudes I ask people what is chain migration what did Trump mean by this just random people who I'm talking to and their response was well what it means is that immigrants can come here and they can sponsor other people to come here and we can't really say no and so they just keep coming and they keep coming and they keep coming and that's the chain right and and so we we can't stop it and the laws can't stop it and so it's a broken system and then we got to do something and we got to fix this thing and I Donald Trump and the Republicans with some help from Democrats and so on I'm gonna fix it of course that's what Obama said as well and before Obama that's what Bush said him before Bush that's what Clinton said and so on and so forth right so I want to walk through how we got to chain migration dudes oh man can everyone just really take I'm running this is one of those moments when um you know the reason I do this is to just turn things on its head so that when you leave here you realize that you I want you to leave here thinking that you don't know anything right that's that's the goal college thinking becoming a thinker is about emptying our brains with the idea that we know something I did that a long time ago so I have no sense at all that I know anything it's very clear in my mind I'm just trying to put two and two together and I'm endlessly like finding things that demonstrate that the world is exactly opposite of everything that I thought it was and so when I see like Trump and before trumpet was Obama saying equally silly things about immigration and Obama sent deported more immigrants back to their home countries than Trump has it thus far in his first year Obama in his in his by the time he got to his third year deported many more people in Trump paths so don't think that we need an Obama because if you're on him if you're for nothing people back Trump is better they're very showy walk it I just want to walk you through something okay dude go to the next slide so here historically in the United States piense start coming into the u.s. and they come in groups by the way dude this isn't history I'm gonna go I'm gonna go through this really fast setting aside Native Americans for a second Europeans come they largely come in groups there's largely that's quote a thing where you know a certain number of people are gonna come from every country and you kind of work that out and it's all good right but we're still fighting over it people have been fighting every group that came here fought to keep other groups out we've always been fighting over mmm the history of the United States trying to figure out who should be allowed in this country and under what conditions it is never going away and by all accounts Trump is no different than anybody else those of you who aren't paying attention and just listen or read your liberal news feeds on Facebook and imagine that this guy's like a real a-hole it's like maybe you're not paying attention because this is a really complex issue so here 1967 out of 8 immigrants were from Europe so in 65 there was this really conservative congressman from Ohio and he had the idea that he said I'm just looking at one tiny piece of this that's all this issue of of chain migration so he had the idea look here's what's going on we need what we're seeing are more and more black and brown people coming in and we sure that we remain a white very clear about this the idea that the u.s. is a white nation white people are more advanced we can't be bringing more people from Africa from Asia from South America America black and brown people we need to ensure that we remain a white nation and we were a very white nation in 1960 ok so he passes this proposal to support chain migration and what he says in what the proposal is is that people who are here can sponsor people back home they can sponsor their relatives to come to the United States we hadn't done this before in this way so in such a large way our fundamental policies was based on this as far as I can ascertain and so now it changes so now the fun of that are the baseline of our policy is like people who are here now can sponsor people back home their relatives so his ideas that means the white people who are here the immigrants that are coming are going to go back home to their family members and their friends and they're gonna say hey come to the United States you can live with me I'll find you a job we'll do this we'll do that and then you can be part of the United States that's good for this dude Michael feegan because then we can remain a white nation but what he didn't under stand was that what was going on is near immigration from Europe was dying down because Europe was transforming and fewer immigrants were coming from Europe and more and more immigrants were starting in the mid-60s starting to come from black and brown nations from Africa from Latin America and from Asia in particular Southeast Asia or East Asia okay in South Asia India so in Pakistan okay so now we move to chain migration policy because of racism it's racism you've got that it's pure racism chain migration mean we were going to set it up so when I show up in the United States as this person from Ireland or the UK or France or Italy or whatever I will go back to my home country and I will find my brother my sister my mother whoever and I will sponsor them to come to the United States and that's good because we want to make sure that there are lots of white people but what he didn't understand was demographics were changing and what was going on was more and more black and brown people were coming and they were gonna be the ones that sponsored their family members so that by 2010 nine immigrants that were being sponsored to come to the now where we're at is nine out of ten so we're getting more and more black more and more Brown in the same racist thinking is coming to the fore that says and I'm gonna call it racist but I'm going to call it racist with quotes around it so the alt-right doesn't get pissed so but the same basic racist ideas that says we need to be way to do that with chain migration now the way to continue to be a white nation or to make sure we have enough white people here is to end chain migrations you see that you seem like how amazing that is look what's behind it all is racism that says we want more white people because my people oh look oh I'm just gonna put this out here I need you to see this right because I it's gwyrth not getting lost in misinformation they can only sponsor a spouse or unmarried children if you have a green card like permanent residency United States you're not a citizen in the US but you have a green card is that who has who has residency but they're not a citizen bro there's one who else two three some of you okay right so if you are a US citizen though you can sponsor a spouse um marry children married children parents brothers and sisters fiance or fiance so male or female right or but you can't do aunts and uncles and grandparents you could do grandparents like you could get your you know your parents and I mean there are lots of things ways you could get about it but the idea being you can't just go and bring anybody here that's not what's happening so Trump this is the most important thing that you need to know so I listen you know hang on hang on I swear we have one minute and I want you to hear this so I listened I used to study immigration when I was in graduate school and my ph.d program so like I think I know a lot about what I don't know and I was listening the other day to this guy talk about this how long it would take to shift to Trump's policy and because there's such a backlog of cases and the guy said for Trump they said there were several of them talking they said for Trump's policy to take effect regardless of what politicians say cuz this is like Obama right remember Obama was gonna like make everybody rich and so on but it would take decades because of the backlog of paperwork so it's like not gonna change dudes it's not going to change all right have a safe weekend and gentlemen you you




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