Harvard Prof. Says ‘Bright Side’ And ‘Dark Side’ Of America Are On Display | The Last Word | MSNBC

Harvard Prof. Says ‘Bright Side’ And ‘Dark Side’ Of America Are On Display | The Last Word | MSNBC 1


As protestors gather across the country after the death of George Floyd, Harvard sociology professor Orlando Patterson talks with Lawrence O’Donnell about what lessons can be learned from the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Aired on 6/4/2020.
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Harvard Prof. Says ‘Bright Side’ And ‘Dark Side’ Of America Are On Display | The Last Word | MSNBC

38 Comments on "Harvard Prof. Says ‘Bright Side’ And ‘Dark Side’ Of America Are On Display | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. marty methuselah | June 5, 2020 at 1:28 AM | Reply

    USA has never accepted the fact that it is multicultural after WW2 brought in UN universal rights..
    so sad….it was why the army was desegregated and the civil rights movement grew…
    it took a war overseas to bring freedom at home….

  2. brilliantly said, ty prof patterson and mr williams.

  3. Lynette Patton | June 5, 2020 at 1:31 AM | Reply

    The people will prevail.

  4. At least t’rump finally got his precious wall.
    Sadly it was between the White House and the rest of America.
    And the worst part is he can’t even see it from his bunker. 😃😆😂

    • @Ro G Trump 2020. I hope you will be liberated from your blindness until November 2020 and you will not cry!

    • @Adi Aarau “Law and order. One law. One big beautiful law.” 🤔😃😆😂🤣

    • @Ro G Bro, if would be your store looted and you broke without insurance would not be so funny.

    • @Adi Aarau Those folks aren’t looting the White House. So not sure you’ve thought through your point there, son.

    • No they did something worst: burning a church!!
      I read a medical report. You know what cause the death?: the police technique approved by de democrat mayor of Minneapolis!! Why this guy is not in prison? Because he is a democrat???

  5. Lets be real America is a bad country in general.

  6. Greg Edmonds | June 5, 2020 at 2:07 AM | Reply

    The USA has never come to terms with the fact that is not a good look to own slaves anymore and that you have to pay black people for their labour if only we could go back to the good old days

  7. kareen Watson | June 5, 2020 at 2:23 AM | Reply

    I hear the Jamaican accent. Brilliant arguement. I could listen to this man for hours.

  8. Incredibly, the latest role model for ‘progress’ in the USA is a criminal who died whilst being arrested for his crime.

    • Hiw do you know he was a criminal. He was never tried. What happened to innocent til proven guilty.

    • José Hunter's EW&F Remixes | June 5, 2020 at 4:26 AM | Reply

      Incredibly inconvenient that he died for alleged actions for which you feel he must be disrespected. What a quality human bean you are

    • High Messiah | June 5, 2020 at 7:04 AM | Reply

      Philip I think you should put Trumps mushroom back in your mouth before you say suttin else stupid 😄 and GFY 🖕🏽

    • Paula Baumann | June 5, 2020 at 7:16 AM | Reply

      Philip you are the only criminal I see.

  9. Anti-blackness describes the inability to recognize black humanity. It captures the reality that the kind of violence that saturates black life is not based on any specific thing a black person — better described as “a person who has been racialized black” — did. The violence we experience isn’t tied to any particular transgression. It’s gratuitous and unrelenting. Anti-blackness covers the fact that society’s hatred of blackness, and also its gratuitous violence against black people, is complicated by its need for our existence. For example, for white people — again, better described as those who have been racialized white — the abject inhumanity of the black reinforces their whiteness, their humanness, their power, and their privilege, whether they’re aware of it or not. Black people are at once despised and also a useful counterpoint for others to measure their humanness against. In other words, while one may experience numerous compounding disadvantages, at least they’re not black.
    So when we’re trying to understand how a white police officer could calmly and casually channel the weight of his entire body through his knee on a black man’s neck — a man who begged for his life for over eight full minutes until he had no air left with which to plead — we have to understand that there has never been a moment in this country’s history where this kind of treatment has not been the reality for black people. From whips to guns, the slave patrols of the 16th century are the ancestors of modern day police departments. Mr. Floyd’s killer just happened to make the news, happened to have video footage documenting his desperate screams to his deceased mother for help from the other side. Mr. Floyd’s brutal killing is not an exception, but rather, it is the rule in a nation that literally made black people into things.

    Black people were rendered as property, built this country, spilled literal blood, sweat and tears into the soil from which we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. The thingification of black people is a fundamental component of the identity of this nation.

    Black Inventors of the 20th and 21st Century https://youtu.be/umdq6B3HIZUAfrican American invention and how they advance America https://youtu.be/_FvLbuw0Pi8 Whites are cowards and lazy, whites are the DEVIL children, whites massacred blacks because blacks built America as slaves and were successful once freed, whites were afraid of black success so whites decided to massacre blacks just like the North wiped out the Native Americans, to stops black from succeed in life and in business. I really want people to remember Ahamoud Aubey. He was shot dead by a retired lawman. REMEMBER Ahamoud Aubry. Greenwood and the Tulsa massacre https://youtu.be/-yceK9LHFSA Wilmington Race Riot 1898 https://youtu.be/1hcW8Cs_yjA What Caused the Atlanta Race Riots https://youtu.be/Khs0xU935n8 Texas Attorney Recognizes Her White Privilege https://youtu.be/0Kss1jMiNbA Police apologize to black man stopped after white woman claimed he was staring at her https://youtu.be/yMtzluVfxV0 Gardening while black https://youtu.be/Q1lU6vfhi4Q Police called on Nigerian student sleeping in her Yale common room https://youtu.be/Iup_jUttWyo White Woman Attempts To Block Black Man From Entering His Apartment Building https://youtu.be/faI8kacPGbQ NYC Woman Fired After Falsely Accusing Black Man of ‘Attacking’ Her https://youtu.be/ODhNRyjJsl8 Cop Fired After Stopping Black Shoppers https://youtu.be/S0EHWgR6yVU Police Try to Arrest Man for Eating Sandwich on BART Train Platform https://youtu.be/DMu9Bna2PDk Officer Pulls Gun on Student Picking Up Trash Outside of Dorm https://youtu.be/Q9SZlypyK-4 OFFICERS ILLEGALLY ARREST MASTERS STUDENT https://youtu.be/6XNIclMuYDE OFFICERS SUED FOR $151,000 OVER DETENTION OF A REALTOR https://youtu.be/9xTEElgU4oA A long history of violence against black folks perpetrated by whites https://youtu.be/0wJ_iJTFoao “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana Riots is a simple reminder to the governments that peace was only made possibly because the people choose to be peaceful. REPLACE SATAN..🌊💙🌊💙🌊2020!! What do you expect the KKK went to evangelist church and prayed to their demonic SATAN. The KKK were then and are now evangelist. The evangelist sold tickets in church to LYNCHINGS. “I don’t see no American dream. I see an American nightmare.” Malcolm X. CORRUPT Minnesota PD Officers: Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng need to be Arrested and Prosecuted for MURDER ⚖️ ASAP!!! TRUMP WAS BORN OF A JACKAL. LOOK UNDER HIS WIG AND YOU WILL SEE THE MARK OF THE BEAST–666 IN ORANGE!!!!

    Harlem race riot of 1943, riot that was set off in August 1943 in Manhattan when a white policeman shot an African American soldier. Amadu Dialo 42 shots into an unarmed black man in the 1990s in NY 4 pigs found not guilty. Sean Bell 2005/6 on the EVE of his wedding day 50 shots fired at him another unarmed black man, pigs were found not guilty. 2013 Eric gaurdner choked to death by Daniel Panteleo a pig and not charged. Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man With Hands Up https://youtu.be/eqBAOX6Qegk

    Elaine Massacre: The bloodiest black blood spilling conflict in U.S. history https://youtu.be/Jdm1LukEN7w 1946 Columbia Race Riot https://youtu.be/qeCjvqFKxMo

  10. There must be a Nationwide recruitment of black police officers.

  11. Liberal in Oklahoma | June 5, 2020 at 8:27 AM | Reply

    As a 17 year old Mexican American Marine I was more afraid of being stationed in the Deep South than Vietnam because at least in Nam I had a clearer picture as to who the enemy . was .

  12. Tay Off The Top | June 5, 2020 at 11:15 AM | Reply

    Exactly!! 🌎 🇺🇸 #BLM✊🏾
    X #BlackLivesMatter✊🏾

  13. White supremacy makes US become darker

  14. Jasper Etale | June 5, 2020 at 11:32 AM | Reply

    Sorry, I missed the bright side of America. The dark side screams so loudly that it drowns the bright side whispers.

  15. Yolande Robinson | June 5, 2020 at 1:58 PM | Reply

    There’s not much of a bright side on display ATM Im afraid. It just looks like a mess.

  16. Mladen Fulir | June 5, 2020 at 2:57 PM | Reply

    The most lucid and accurate description of the status of the American experiment to date.

  17. Wydia Makeba | June 5, 2020 at 5:18 PM | Reply

    We always been involved in all those parts of America. Our ancestors were the first stock on Wall Street. Tell the whole history, not just the 1960’s.

  18. Kenny Michael Alanya | June 5, 2020 at 5:25 PM | Reply

    The looting at least stopped in almost all places, except huge cities like NYC and say Atlanta

  19. Charles Stevenson | June 5, 2020 at 6:06 PM | Reply


  20. Genti Cezmaxhi | June 5, 2020 at 6:41 PM | Reply

    In European countries was never slavery

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