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Nikole Hannah-Jones: Black Americans Are ‘Demanding Their Full Citizenship’ | MSNBC

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  1. Gary Waters | May 31, 2020 at 7:06 PM | Reply

    America has been built on abuse and exploitation. Change will not come easily.

  2. “When the looting starts the shooting starts.” Bigot George Wallace would be proud.

    • Mark Haddox | May 31, 2020 at 8:48 PM | Reply

      @NDFOOTBALL Trump will move to Israel after he loses in November. Then the military will be for Biden. Meanwhile all regular people still are forced to live in this multicultural experiment that makes them miserable. Do you really think any military can force an idea this unpopular forever? Will the military still exist once the currency crashes?

    • Mark Haddox | May 31, 2020 at 8:50 PM | Reply

      @NDFOOTBALL also I will most likely stay in the USA.

    • @NDFOOTBALL LOL You linked a INCEL Video! “Redpilled” and the Poster is begging for Donations for his inbred trumpanzee family LOLOLOL.
      Pathetic Incel Cowards like you. Where’s your Open-Carry Army? OH RIGHT! You’re only brave when you’re the only ones with weapons

      Its all Violence against Immigrants, African Americans and others.
      User is soliciting Donations because they got Demonetized.
      Also, its a pathetic Incel account promoting Hate and Violence.

    • Timothy Kozlowski | May 31, 2020 at 10:45 PM | Reply

      Another idiotic moron who didn’t understand what the President, was saying.

  3. Ann van de Kew | May 31, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Reply

    The 3cops that watched need to be charged with accessory to murder.

    • Don Williams | May 31, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      Lu Men What WHITE POWER sign flashing? Please. It’s like the 2nd Amendment marchers in Virginia there was a rebel Flag..1..ONE and MSNBC and CNN said, WHITE Supremacy marchers were out. It was gonna turn violent. Never did. They cleaned up after themselves as well.

    • Mark Haddox | May 31, 2020 at 9:36 PM | Reply

      @PendeltonWhiskey there are many suffering under this failed multicultural experiment, not just me. Selfish people like yourself have enough money to buy your way out of the diversity you claim to be for. It’s not about you or me. It is about a system that forces people together who do not want to be together.

    • PendeltonWhiskey | May 31, 2020 at 9:48 PM | Reply

      @Mark Haddox Who’s begging you to stay?

    • Kenny Michael Alanya | May 31, 2020 at 9:50 PM | Reply

      Theres two more cops that were accomplices. The cop standing and the cop yelling at George to get up when he couldn’t

    • PendeltonWhiskey | May 31, 2020 at 9:51 PM | Reply

      If only Texass would put their money where their mouth is and once and for all secede from the union we could wall it off and move all of you down there – after we move everything there owned by the Federal Government, every single nut and bolt included.

  4. Just another observation, if you think the spread of Corona virus was bad before, with reopening happening with now proper plans in place, now riots and conflict, forget the 100,000 being a shocking figure, wait till you all tick over half a million. Hey, please let me know when Trumps Merica is great again, i mean i wouldn’t want to miss it!

    • Francis Castiglione | May 31, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      except cov19 not that so bad or was it…..look like the trump open state policy at work now… surprise……………lol

    • If Doctors and Nurses took the next month off work, I’d support them. I see no respect for people or property. Ridiculous.

    • Cory Simmons | May 31, 2020 at 10:47 PM | Reply

      The white supremacists are feeling the heat and getting nervous

    • BlackHat 420 | May 31, 2020 at 10:47 PM | Reply

      Francis Castiglione Not was, IS! I’m an essential worker who’s been outside through all of it- with proper PPE, so take my word for it, or go enjoy the next big rally I guess, if you’d rather pretend the President has ever had a handle on the situation to begin with.

    • Francis Castiglione | May 31, 2020 at 10:54 PM | Reply

      @BlackHat 420well did you mean a lot of ppl just about to go down of cov19 of this protest well let see if it is what will happen tho…….hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  5. Tamara Sullivan | May 31, 2020 at 7:21 PM | Reply

    POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!✊✊✊✊✊🇺🇸

  6. Corona virus is spreading quicker than the fires.

    • @RG
      What do you call the current crisis?
      La La land?

    • @SouthSide Chicago
      Republicans are in power.
      Then fix it!
      Instead of complaining constantly on CNN’s platform.
      We are tired of it!

    • More I think about it the republican one wasn’t violent unlike this miserable riot.

    • Were you worried about it on Memorial Day???

    • SouthSide Chicago | May 31, 2020 at 10:53 PM | Reply

      @Mario Lopez The governor’s have the power you silly human lmao….and look around….the VAST MAJORITY of the issues are happening in democratic cities. Highest taxes in the nation with the most crime and poverty. Wake up, stop being so soft and easily manipulated.

  7. Scot Campbell | May 31, 2020 at 7:29 PM | Reply

    The police and politicians started this…the people will finish it…it’s happening!

    • isaiah alcantar | May 31, 2020 at 8:36 PM | Reply

      The whole world is listening. This is historic

    • Uuuuummmm, actually, George Sor os and his Antifa started this. Almost all of our corporate media (over 90%) is owned by a cabaal of 15 billionaires. And these elite globalists hate Trump. That’s because he’s taking our country back.
      #DontDrinkTheKoolAid Channel

    • PendeltonWhiskey | May 31, 2020 at 9:14 PM | Reply

      @foxy brown congratulations, your mind is completely gone

    • Wheatie Sweetie | May 31, 2020 at 9:57 PM | Reply

      @foxy brown why did corporate media get Drumpf elected then?

    • Alan aka FANG | May 31, 2020 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      @PendeltonWhiskey really buddy his mind is completely gone?
      Yet here you are believing every word said by a Lame Stream Media Propaganda Network that has been proven to be lying to you constantly the last four years.
      Think About Whose Mind is Actually Gone 🙄
      It ain’t his ✌️

  8. Matilda Williams | May 31, 2020 at 7:31 PM | Reply

    I myself have been given a counterfeit $20 bill going shopping to a grocery store in which time I went to I did not know and I went to use it again I went to use my money and then I found out that it was counterfeit it was given to me by a grocery store so he might not even have known that that was a can of fit.

    • Raging Monk | May 31, 2020 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      @PendeltonWhiskey Go tell your mom she wants ya. It will be lie but….

    • PendeltonWhiskey | May 31, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

      @Raging Monk Oh I see it now, you’re 13. You should have said so.

    • Carmelina Cappetta | May 31, 2020 at 9:48 PM | Reply

      @Laura Lafauve I got confused with Simi Hanniel’s post.

    • Gary Johnson | May 31, 2020 at 10:11 PM | Reply

      @Tahtahme’s Diary Everyone keeps saying how easy a counterfeit bill is handled. I don’t think it’s a bill.I think it was some, not too common, type of check. I think the clerk didn’t know what it was, and this situation got out of hand. Floyd may have taken his frustration out on the officers.

  9. Michael Hoerig | May 31, 2020 at 7:31 PM | Reply

    People just don’t get it. If one part of the body is sick, the WHOLE body is sick! Racism cannot be justified on any moral basis; it cannot even be made to seem logical, because it hurts EVERYONE!

    • Michael Hoerig | May 31, 2020 at 10:34 PM | Reply

      First of all, I’m not Black. And, Black people have every reason to be ‘bigoted’ against White people for what we’ve done to them for decades and centuries. If Black people are suffering, we are ALL suffering. They are part of the Body of Christ, God’s Creation. If they hurt, we all hurt. Is this too complicated for you to comprehend?

    • @Tom Smyth actually he wasn’t. He was held in high esteem for the work he did with the youth. Why do people like you try to demonise Black people as a means of justifying their murder? Nothing you said is true.

    • Michael Hoerig | May 31, 2020 at 10:38 PM | Reply

      White people are not superior to anyone! They are not privileged, although for many years they’ve enforced this perceived privilege on people of color. Their lives are NOT of more value than any other life! I do NOT stand with police ‘no matter what’. I am a white man, age 64. There are, in fact, no ‘races’, biologically speaking. There’s only ONE race–the human race! We are ALL equal in God’s eyes.

    • Michael Hoerig | May 31, 2020 at 10:42 PM | Reply

      I don’t have any sociopath/psycopath ‘thing’ going on. In fact, I am a white man, dead set against racism in any form. We don’t have different races, biologically speaking. We are all ONE race–the HUMAN RACE! I do NOT support the death penalty in any instance. Funny how you can presume so many things from my comment…

    • Michael Hoerig | May 31, 2020 at 10:49 PM | Reply

      Sir, in case you didn’t pick up on it, it was an analogy. Do you know what an analogy is? Have you ever had a toothache? Your whole body feels ‘sick’. You can’t function. I’m feeling really stupid having to explain this to a moron like you.

  10. Doris Spellman | May 31, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

    Yeah we want our 40 acres and a mule! ( WITH INTEREST!)Keep your citizenship and your equality. Relocate us to a Land of our own!

  11. Tahtahme's Diary | May 31, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply

    Yes! Our problems are EVERYONES problems. It’s mind boggling to me how others don’t realize this or want a real futuristic society with all this wealth and excellence and advanced humanity for all. Instead we fight each other like crabs in a barrel!

  12. anthony wong | May 31, 2020 at 8:11 PM | Reply

    “It is impossible to be unarmed when my Blackness is the weapon you fear.” Traci Blackmon.
    What’s your comment Nancy Pelosi? Is this a “beautiful sight to behold.”?

    • anthony wong | May 31, 2020 at 9:33 PM | Reply

      @Jimmy Abayon Spot on. Just like what’s happening in the US right now. “Of course it is beautiful to behold the people fight for their rights no matter the consequences!” Go tell that to the businesses that are burning through no fault of their’s.

    • Siren Thelxiope | May 31, 2020 at 9:45 PM | Reply

      @Jimmy Abayon Yes, we understand what she meant because we are Americans living in the States (at least i assume you are as well?). Our media has a tendency to exaggerate things a bit but for the most part we have a free press and if needed we can fact check nearly every questionable article.

      I don’t think it is the same in China. There is not a free press there and I am pretty sure the government controls news articles. And what the government says in China is Bible to Chinese citizens. So if the Chinese government says Nancy Pelosi is saying “beautiful sight” about Hong Kong/Chinese conflict (the context being Nancy/The US wants to see conflict and destruction in Asia) then the citizens will most likely believe it without question. So in Andrew’s defense, this is the information he has received.

      I have noticed in alot of these riot news videos “beautiful sight to behold” pops up often from random users. There are also users that seem to be instigating the conflict. Kinda weird, considering we know that Russia has been deploying agents across all social media platforms to instigate conflict in America AND Russia recently aligned with China (against America) on the whole “show us proof Coronavirus came from a lab” argument. IJS.

      I think Americans, Russians and Chinese citizens are being played.

    • Siren Thelxiope | May 31, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

      @anthony wong Why did you link me to a Chinese article if you are in Australia?

    • Doug Wochna | May 31, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      @Siren Thelxiope Thanks for giving the true context of the quote.

    • anthony wong | May 31, 2020 at 10:11 PM | Reply

      @Siren Thelxiope For clarification.

  13. It ain’t just Black folks protesting!

  14. Do you think they’ll run out of bullets and tear gas for the front line riot cops like we ran out of masks and ppe for our front line health care workers? Somehow I doubt it.

    • I hope they burn your house and place of work down to the ground. That will be perfect justice.

    • @tfcooks hmmmmmmm?

    • @Zl .z It would be ALL peaceful if you tell those Neo-Nazi and White National MAGA to stay at home!!! The FREAKS come OUT at night!!

    • @Ron Kek Justice for what? Using my free speech? I thought you MAGA chuds were into that. That’s downright unpatriotic.

    • Carrie You’re telling me those black people at night are neo nazi’s? Wake up, 90% of these people are using this protest as a way to cause chaos and get what they need for themselves, I never saw a single soul in that riot wear a red hat, even if it wasn’t a trump hat they would have got attacked, think.

  15. Best segment on the protests ive seen yet.

  16. Chris Baker | May 31, 2020 at 8:47 PM | Reply

    Keep in mind , the American icon, John Smith, ditched Pocahontas, sailed back to Europe with slaves and stolen tobacco seed. A country based on slavery and drugs!

  17. on point: everything needs an upgrade into full citizenship and financial equity- especially education, access to healthcare and decency. WAKE-UP.

  18. The last time there have been this many city curfews was in 1968, when Dr King Jr was assassinated.

    • I remember 1968 and the riots and the National Guard in Washington DC. I was there. This must stop ! VOTE

  19. kokoleka808 | May 31, 2020 at 9:10 PM | Reply

    When the U.S. Supreme Court meets tomorrow, they can put an end to their qualified immunity doctrine which shields police from accountability for illegal and unconstitutional acts. SCOTUS can stop the madness in its tracks on June 1, 2020. Hopefully they do the right thing.

    • Good Morning Good Afternoon and Good Night | May 31, 2020 at 10:21 PM | Reply

      You are very right and qualified immunity should never been and all cops deep down are thugs and they know bc of Q I they can get away with lots of very bed stuff. Btw if profile pic is you then your not just smart your nice looking woman.

    • Original Man | May 31, 2020 at 10:41 PM | Reply


    • Timothy Kozlowski | May 31, 2020 at 10:46 PM | Reply

      Don’t they need a case to rule on first.

  20. “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” Thomas Jefferson.

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