Nikole Hannah-Jones: Black Protest Has Always ‘Pushed Us Further To Democracy’ | MSNBC

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Nikole Hannah-Jones: Black Protest Has Always 'Pushed Us Further To Democracy' | MSNBC

74 Comments on "Nikole Hannah-Jones: Black Protest Has Always ‘Pushed Us Further To Democracy’ | MSNBC"

  1. Biggus Dickus | June 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM | Reply

    MAGA: McDonald’s And Golf Again.

  2. For the love of America, Get your head out of FOX & Join your countrymen. FOX is using Hezbullah propaganda tactics. Save your granma.
    Time is now to chose; Are you American or a Trumpet?

  3. It has been out of control thats why we protest. We’ve had enough

    • @Joanne James SMH. There has NOT been equal opportunity and It saddens me you can’t or won’t open your eyes to the inequalities in our nation. Just becauee a law exsists does not mean the system enforces it for all Americans. These issues go back decades. DECADES!! Please stop being blinded by what you chose to see.

    • Joanne James | June 7, 2020 at 8:43 PM | Reply

      @Creeer2005 I am sorry that you don’t see or acknowledge the fact that in America all men are equal under the law and there is FREE public education and exceptions are made for minority groups regarding bank loans for home purchase and college admission. If you have not found these advantages, please do yourself a favor and stop blaming everyone else and seek out these opportunities that are only available in the USA. I am afraid madame it is you who are blind and chose not to see. Every grand opportunity for education and starting ones own business is right in front of you……….. All you have to do is ask. Your ONLY barriers are the ones you build.

    • @Joanne James wow… okay Jim Crow. Thanks for that education. Glad you live happily and blindly with your White Privilege.

    • Joanne James | June 7, 2020 at 9:44 PM | Reply

      @Creeer2005 Could see that coming Hahaha. Jim Crow ended with LBJ in 1964. When people take NO responsibility for themselves or their lives, they start to shout out tired old garbage like “white privilege” and “inequality”. Stop wasting your time with this tired old rhetoric and educate yourself so you can support yourself, your family and then the change that you want to see in this country. Stop waiting for other people to “give you the opportunity” or give you an education or give you what you think you deserve. You deserve exactly what you have the ability to earn Madame. Plus, how in the heck do you suppose that I am “white” You just “assumed” I’m white, and you know where that leaves you…………

    • @Joanne James i am educated. I have a college degree that I paid for.. I work one on one with providers to ensure safety and accountability. I DO take responisbility for myself and my family. I have a child who recieved a citizenship award. I have another recognized for humanitarianism. We defend against bullies, violence, and injustices. We work for every thing we have. Everything. I will also work for those people who are Not treated Equal, to defend our People, that under our constitution have the Right to Equality, and was ask of me when i took my oath to served this nation and it’s people, including you.

  4. Elaine Johnson | June 7, 2020 at 4:15 PM | Reply

    The saying is, “A few bad apples spoils the whole barrel!”

  5. Clifford Markell | June 7, 2020 at 4:28 PM | Reply

    I’m 75 years old disabled veteran you going to come knock me down

    • Lryia Starshine | June 7, 2020 at 8:53 PM | Reply

      @frictionRx9 This man was no threat, he was unarmed, he was peacefully protesting, which is a Constitutional right. This was an assault.

    • Dave Schultz | June 7, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      Civil disobedience is young mans game. Stay home old man.

    • Lryia Starshine | June 7, 2020 at 10:40 PM | Reply

      @Dave Schultz It isn’t a game. Racism crosses every age barrier. We need more people, more humans like him. Is is an inspiring person, just like every peaceful protester. Show some respect Dave.

    • @frictionRx9 But if you happen to be a right-wing nutjob then you will get a free pass—-right?

    • @Sarah Well said, Sarah.

  6. Jane Millington | June 7, 2020 at 4:44 PM | Reply

    I’m a New Zealander – we are watching and we worry for you. Black, white or brown you are under the heel of a dictator. He will pummel you all into the ground if you let him. And his “base” Do they think they will be safe if Trump succeeds in destroying democracy in America?

    • Israel Emmanuel | June 7, 2020 at 5:31 PM | Reply

      Thank you👍🏾

    • Thank you so much!! We the people will get it done!! We will Unite in large numbers and will also get all the Republican cronies that are the cover up!! Nothing will work for this Conman!! Texas is on board big times!!💖

    • Jane Millington Dictators don’t want ‘the people’ to be armed. How’s that going in your Country?

    • @Phylum We will make a big and better comeback!! Conman is a wannabe dictator!! Watch closely how his nonsense will turn out!! All his cover up republican cronies will go straight to prison!! An unseal indictment is waiting for this fool on jan. 2021!! That how strong we are!! He is hiding in the bunker that tells you how scare he is!! He has not seen nothing yet!! Coward fool!! He is all talk 20,000 lies!!

  7. Z Schneider | June 7, 2020 at 5:02 PM | Reply

    “The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”
    John F. Kennedy

    • Stanley Wong | June 7, 2020 at 9:43 PM | Reply

      Let’s adjust that quote – “the rights of every man are diminished when there are constant protests hampering the economic activity that most other people need.” Same, whether it is the US, Hong Kong or elsewhere.

    • Robert Harris | June 7, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

      @Stanley Wong So lets change what happen with Floyd and other American’s of all nationalities so we can move on with life

    • Stanley Wong | June 7, 2020 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      @Robert Harris Sorry it hurts but your American people of all ethnicities need the economy back first. Sorry if you can’t have it both ways. No one can.

    • Robert Harris | June 7, 2020 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      @Stanley Wong Well Covid19 was the bigger issue with the economy. People seem to have forgot with all the new ruckus going on. I do agree with you thou but we were barely making it with the covid19 issue

    • Robert Harris | June 7, 2020 at 10:02 PM | Reply

      @Stanley Wong Im not triggered by whats going on. All I see is the elite tearing down America. I think that hurts more then anything. Just looking at the big picture I guess

  8. Things are out of control here in America and we should be concerned about it!

  9. It’s a disgrace the way trump has sent the goon squads out to turn peaceful protests into violent protests

    • Joanne James | June 7, 2020 at 7:18 PM | Reply

      When or when will you people with TDS get tired of using the POTUS as your personal scape goat? At some point you might want to examine to “MOTIVES” of the looters, rioters and arsonists just a thought

    • Joanne James Trump is the one who is turning peaceful protests into violent protests by sending out his goon squads to incite the violence what do expect them to do just let the law hit them into submission he’s turned your country into the biggest embarrassment, liability and laughing stock on the planet he’s a failed businessman and a terrible politician if trump was in the Middle East America would of invaded the country and took him out has a threat to world peace the biggest threat since Hitler and you are all following him blinded by greed and stupidity have a good evening

    • @Joanne James I mean, Trump Supporters blamed Obama for everything, even to this day… it’s only fair that it works the other way around too. Don’t cherry-pick!

    • Joanne James | June 7, 2020 at 7:47 PM | Reply

      @Xinronyr Well ma’am it might be more useful to find a solution than continuously finger point at ‘what happened’……. We need a way forward from here not the same old BS from the same of BS’ers

  10. I kneel with the protesters!!!

  11. What’s out of control is the massive CORRUPTION of the Fascist Republican party.

  12. What’s different now is the number of eye witnesses RECORDING these cop-related crimes for the entire world to see!!

    • Ana Camacho | June 7, 2020 at 7:34 PM | Reply

      Smart phones is the most powerful tool for all citizens who care

    • Dusty Rains | June 7, 2020 at 8:51 PM | Reply

      @Ana Camacho Steve Jobs would never have imagined his impact on our society.

    • Ana Camacho | June 7, 2020 at 9:32 PM | Reply

      @Dusty Rains I think he did know. His vision was of a future connected by technology. I’m not sure if he would have approved of the protesters or gotten political. I do suspect he understood the power and possibility of the power of the cell phone

  13. Maybe we should say, “there’s a few GOOD apples” on the police force.

    • And they are getting spoiled all the time
      The saying is correct, one bad apple will spoil the whole barrel.
      The point of the saying was to be on the look out for bad apples and get them out before the whole lot was wasted.
      It never meant, don’t worry about it, it will be fine

    • Dientera - The Raging Gentleman | June 7, 2020 at 8:38 PM | Reply

      @lengray44 Glad to see someone still remembers the whole proverb instead of picking whatever suited their ignorance.

  14. Why’s it different this time ? Everybody carries a movie camera.

    • Direnova We’re simply FED UP & Trump has only made every aspect of this situation & worsened it before & after. He’s a Sociopath!

  15. dean langloss | June 7, 2020 at 6:03 PM | Reply

    As a 67 year old seasoned white protester from my youth to this very day i have heard the same phrase used over and over again “this time it looks like a change will come” and it never has not to any degree has anything but hate prevailed, this time a change MUST come we can no longer allow civilians to be treated like criminals just for speaking out and wanting real change, our POTUS has no intentions on doing anymore than divide us and please his base he thinks will be his salvation, to sweep america clean we need a clean house to lean on and honest individuals at the helm of our nation and our true cause of peace and freedom for all.

  16. Jerry Clark | June 7, 2020 at 6:13 PM | Reply

    One or two bad apples ? Well you know what happens when you keep 1 or 2 bad apples with other apples ? They all go bad…

  17. Zara Dimple | June 7, 2020 at 6:15 PM | Reply

    Do the police feel entitled to commit violence that was displayed upon this elderly man, for no reason at all, to be normal behaviour?, the police have no right to hurt people who are not displaying aggression to anyone, why do the police think there should be no redress for their bad behaviour, are people becoming demonised?

  18. Sandi Billingsley | June 7, 2020 at 6:15 PM | Reply

    Peaceful until secret police show up.

  19. What ever happened to the wall Mexico was supposed to pay for?

    They put it around the White House to protect Bunker Boy.

    If Trump had proposed a wall in the USA/Canada border, Canadians would be for it to keep the MAGA/fascism out.

    • @Joanne James. You are part of the vast vast vast majority of Americans who have nothing to do with slavery.

    • Joanne James | June 7, 2020 at 9:25 PM | Reply

      @Roger C And might I add that reparations were paid to slaves held once the emancipation proclamation was signed. These “reparations” were paid to the slaves by the slave owners. This issue ended at that time.

    • Joanne James | June 7, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      @Dientera – The Raging Gentleman No I re-read my initial statement and it was unclear. No harm no foul ! Have a good evening.

    • We are all connected | June 7, 2020 at 10:11 PM | Reply

      @Roger C wtf is your point exactly?

    • @We are all connected.
      My point?
      That the overwhelming majority of White Americans in the past and today had nothing to do with slavery. Absolutely nothing.

      That the vast majority of African Americans today have nothing to do with slavery

      That America as a country had a minimal impact on the actual African slave trade globally having received only 6% of the slaves (more so Caribbean and Brazil).

      That ownership of African slaves was super highly concentrated to a small area of the USA, especially in relations to today and to a minute number of rich Americans at the time.

      That USA Presidents owned hundreds and hundreds of slaves, plenty of slaves and any reparations would mean we must cancel the Presidents impact on the country, and any documents or publications they produced. If this happens the country needs to be immediately returned to England, having made redundant the constitution and declaration of independence.

      Any and all reparations must come with the stipulation that those receiving reparations must renounced their American, and or British citizenship and return to Africa.

  20. TrickOr Trump | June 7, 2020 at 6:47 PM | Reply

    That’s actually a really good question. If you’re reading this comment below…Are you more bothered by Chauvin’s actions or the rioters and looters.
    My answer: Chauvin

    • Zebra Zagadore | June 7, 2020 at 10:34 PM | Reply

      Imo it’s neither for better or worse. Both bad. Perhaps not in equal measures. But certainly my heart goes out to the small business owners who may not be able to recover after Covid and now this as much as to those who have and continue to suffer police abuse and injustices in our society.

    • TrickOr Trump | June 7, 2020 at 10:50 PM | Reply

      @Zebra Zagadore Good point. Victims of arsenists and looters are just as much victims as victims of police brutality.

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