Melvin: When Someone Who Looks Like Me Dies, Protesters Usually Look Like Me. Not This Time. | MSNBC

Melvin: When Someone Who Looks Like Me Dies, Protesters Usually Look Like Me. Not This Time. | MSNBC 1


Craig Melvin and Jonathan Capeheart discuss the diversity of the Americans outraged at the death of George Floyd. "You and I have had a number of conversations after someone who looks like us dies in police custody," Melvin says to Capeheart. "By and large, the people at the marches and rallies also look like us. Not so this time. I have been struck by the numebr of white people in America who are fed up. Who are angry. Who have taken to the streets not once, not twice, but every day, en masse, for more than two weeks." Aired on 06/09/2020.
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Melvin: When Someone Who Looks Like Me Dies, Protesters Usually Look Like Me. Not This Time. | MSNBC

50 Comments on "Melvin: When Someone Who Looks Like Me Dies, Protesters Usually Look Like Me. Not This Time. | MSNBC"

  1. msmonicacollins collins | June 9, 2020 at 2:32 PM | Reply

    I’m way fed up

  2. msmonicacollins collins | June 9, 2020 at 2:34 PM | Reply

    Trying needs to go..he’s when wrong with society

  3. Chicago Radness | June 9, 2020 at 2:44 PM | Reply


  4. “I was stopped by police in my hometown. I was nervous. Kept the hands on the wheel. Told the officer, my license is in my wallet, may I reach for it. Cop said, I know who you are, Dave. You don’t need to act like that. Yeah, but I shouldn’t have to be who I am to feel like I don’t need to be nervous.” – Dave Chappelle.

    • Kevin McNeil | June 9, 2020 at 3:17 PM | Reply


    • SouthSide Chicago | June 9, 2020 at 3:20 PM | Reply

      How about a quote from a black man who actually made a difference?
      “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” -MLK
      Change begins within our communities. 2,700+ shootings a year and where was blm? No bright lights and cameras = No blm.

    • @SouthSide Chicago 👈 Arthur Jones supporter. 😃😆

    • SouthSide Chicago | June 9, 2020 at 5:14 PM | Reply

      @Ro G Yeah, i’m a supporter of someone I’ve never heard of, got it LMAO. Did I say something that angered you? Do the words of Dr. Martin Luther King make you mad? Poor little boy. You are part of the problem whther you want to admit it or not. Have a good day!

  5. Tee Trotter | June 9, 2020 at 3:04 PM | Reply

    When someone who looks like me gets judged pointed and protested at!

  6. Pen and paper doesn’t change things. People do.

  7. Radwulf Eboraci | June 9, 2020 at 3:43 PM | Reply

    The protests have shown you that there are more police just like Chauvin who would just as soon use bullets as mace on protesters. There was an FBI guy on a network who said it straight up – that Chauvin is a sociopath. You need to weed them out and stop hiring them. The problem is you will set them loose on society.

  8. How many more have died by police hands since George Floyd. Have lost count, this is getting ridiculous already it has to STOP!!!

  9. Someone needs to tell Al Sharpton how to wear a mask or we will lose him.

    • Shouldn’t he be in jail for tax evasion?

    • @Megadog In spite of your radical right wing propaganda, he would still need to wear a mask. Now shoo. You bore me.


  10. “I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false and to incur my own abhorrence.” — Frederick Douglass

  11. I am half Korean and half Hungarian from California. My wife is Irish and Italian from New Jersey. My kids are 4 ethnicities and are four and two years old. When we take our kids out in public in New Jersey people tell us our kids look white, but something looks off or not right. I have heard this countless times hear and never thought I would be concerned about my kids being a quarter Korean. I more than ever want everyone to be looked as people and not by the tan of my skin or the difference in my eyes, let alone my own children. And George Floyd crying for his mama?? That is color blind as this country should have always been. we have to make it better for our children. 👊

  12. pat comerford | June 9, 2020 at 5:14 PM | Reply

    I remember where I was and who I was with while watching John F. Kennedy’s funeral, I will never forget this day of George Floyd’s funeral!

  13. Jesse Perrett | June 9, 2020 at 5:24 PM | Reply

    George Floyd was a gentle giant who was well respected. He was cut short by a jealous little man. another motherless child called home

  14. I am a 60 year old white guy that has watched this go on since the Watts riots in the 60’s. I am so proud to see everyone taking to the streets, all colors all sizes, all faiths. A country searching for it’s moral compass and finding it in the frustrations of older people like myself and in the hope of young people of consciousness. We cannot go back to “normal”, and we cannot go back to sleep. Keep standing for human dignity, everyone’s dignity, all the time. #BLM

  15. When the people are United and Our Leaders no longer represent our Views; then they no longer serves a purpose💯✊🏾👏🏾👏🏾💪🏾

  16. Don’t be so surprised by “white people protesting.” Many of us were raised to respect all people! Some may have been raised by a racist and realized the ignorance. I think that Mr. Floyd’s death has awakened the sleeping majority and that majority believe that all human beings are created equal.

  17. Trump uses George as a prop for his own “economic signs are good” Biden actually came to the service and talked to the family. The only way to fight racism is to be among the people, Trump wouldn’t even let black people in his buildings.

  18. This is precisely the source of the fresh hope that this time is different…

  19. We are fed up, racism is a sick disease that needs to be eradicated.

  20. A lot of people aren’t just fed up with racism and police brutality, but they’re also fed up with Trump.

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