Rev. Bernice King: “It’s Time To Do The Work’ On Ending Systemic Racism | MSNBC

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Rev. Bernice King, Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., reflects on the widespread protests surrounding George Floyd and says "the objectives of those truly protesting are directly connected to issues my father was addressing in the 50s and 60s."» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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Rev. Bernice King: "It's Time To Do The Work' On Ending Systemic Racism | MSNBC

56 Comments on "Rev. Bernice King: “It’s Time To Do The Work’ On Ending Systemic Racism | MSNBC"

  1. James Brudnick | May 31, 2020 at 6:01 PM | Reply

    You can start at the top.

  2. Biggus Dickus | May 31, 2020 at 6:13 PM | Reply

    If MLK were alive today, the tangerine regime would label him a terrorist.

  3. Marilyn Reallon | May 31, 2020 at 6:14 PM | Reply

    This will only get worse with the failed leadership of Trump!

    • Jim Battersbee | May 31, 2020 at 6:36 PM | Reply

      @Renee Speece
      It’s an American trait to blame others, that’s why America today looks like some middle eastern shithole, you are divided and dysfunctional. Just a couple years ago it was all anti-Russian hysteria, then anti-Mexico hysteria, today it’s anti-China hysteria, and all through it is the constant division and hate of American against American.
      I love how you all squealed and whined about your “rights” when anyone suggested stay home and social distancing yet here you are now under virtual military curfew.
      It’s utterly insane, you are all mad.

    • Renee Speece | May 31, 2020 at 6:36 PM | Reply

      @Doomsday Clock good information. please link me the source

    • Renee Speece | May 31, 2020 at 6:38 PM | Reply

      @Doomsday Clock i hear a lot of lies from Democrats and Republicans. Link me a source or it didn’t happen please.

    • Renee Speece | May 31, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Reply

      @Jim Battersbee Sounds reasonable.

    • @Jim Battersbee We’re not under a “military curfew”. Where did you get that information? Most of the country is completely unaffected by these isolated riots.

  4. Yes sister king amen sister amen pick up from were your father left off we need all the help we can get

  5. Barbara McCoy | May 31, 2020 at 6:21 PM | Reply

    I’m white and have seen racism that has been going on all my 73 years because some people have never got over how the south lost the civil war

  6. Cory Simmons | May 31, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply

    The white supremacists are feeling the heat and or getting nervous

    • Renee Speece | May 31, 2020 at 6:26 PM | Reply

      Color supremacy and white supremacy will be America’s downfall.

    • @Renee Speece You’ve said in other comments on this thread that there aren’t any “white” people.

    • Renee Speece | May 31, 2020 at 7:00 PM | Reply

      @Greg Bors white supremacist are looking for a “white” community. they are re-enforcing the racist construct that there is a “white” ppl dividing themselves from “colored” ppl. There’s aren’t any “white” ppl. The logic is consistent.

  7. Jim Battersbee | May 31, 2020 at 6:27 PM | Reply

    What has always struck me about the US is how it has never come to terms with its foul racist history. The hypocrisy is staggering.

    • Kent Torres | May 31, 2020 at 7:26 PM | Reply

      There is no profit in equality. Our society is not for you, or for me; our society is here for the elites. It’s not whites vs blacks, it’s actually the elites just keeping us busy hating each other.

    • Vendicar Kahn | May 31, 2020 at 7:32 PM | Reply

      What racist history. They are freedom country. Most of them carry Freedom knives and freedom guns so that they can be free. Just look at the freedom they have brought the middle east and the Freedom that they have given to American Indians.


    • Elizabeth Ayres | May 31, 2020 at 7:54 PM | Reply

      @Vendicar Kahn I understand some of your cynicism, bitterness is completely justified. I believe there have been many U. S. Presidents who have shown arrogance and a disregard for how our strategic interests might blow up someone else’s country.

    • Fred Rogers | May 31, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      after these riots its about to get alot worse u can believe that.

    • Edward Mercedes | May 31, 2020 at 10:46 PM | Reply

      Because it benefits them in every way, the less we have the more they have. They know there is racism in america, it benefits them to act like they don’t see it.

  8. I am a very small white woman. I pose no harm to anyone, I have no police record.
    And experienced horrible police brutallity in Texas. Not all but many Texas officers need reform trust me, we need police reform now. God Bless!

  9. Novel Truth | May 31, 2020 at 6:38 PM | Reply

    It’s also time to do work on those who’re damaging the country

  10. Clearly this protest has been infiltrated by those who are trying to give the genuine protester bad name!!!

  11. david olong | May 31, 2020 at 6:51 PM | Reply

    Well said Reverent Bernice King wow! – Your father’s words are coming true?

  12. Nat Turner The Gat Burner | May 31, 2020 at 6:54 PM | Reply

    They being doing work for 400 years talking time is over

  13. magicwizard196 | May 31, 2020 at 6:54 PM | Reply

    Fighting racism is like putting tooth paste back into the tube. That’s why we’ve grappled with this for centuries. Abolishing slavery eased the symptoms, but failed to cure the disease.

    • jay izquierdo | May 31, 2020 at 8:14 PM | Reply

      yeah its all over the world, from china to here.

    • Systemic and institutionalized racism has never truly been addressed. Racism isn’t about calling people names. Racism is about power. This country is intentionally uncivil, unjust, and imbalanced in the favor of white supremacy.

    • Fred Rogers | May 31, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      @RETiredGM explain the demographics of the highest earners in this country then.

    • @Fred Rogers Spell out your cherry picked demographic. Do they have a seat at the same table that Mitch McConnell sits at? Are they in his ear? Is he hand picking judges for their agenda?

      Does that “demographic” have the presumption of innocence in the wrong neighborhood or at the wrong time if day? If they complain about injustice, are they then told to love it or leave it?

      Does these showcased exceptions outweigh the status quo of white supremacy?

      The 5 Steps to Critical Thinking:

      What is critical thinking?
      In general, critical thinking refers to actively questioning statements rather than blindly accepting them.

      Critical thinking results in radical free will.

      1. The critical thinker is flexible yet maintains an attitude of healthy skepticism.

      Critical thinkers are open to new information, ideas, and claims. They genuinely consider alternative explanations and possibilities. However, this open-mindedness is tempered by a healthy sense of skepticism (Hyman, 2007).

      The critical thinker consistently asks, “What evidence supports this claim?”

      2. The critical thinker scrutinizes the evidence before drawing conclusions.

      Critical thinkers strive to weigh all the available evidence before arriving at conclusions. And, in evaluating evidence, critical thinkers distinguish between empirical evidence versus opinions based on feelings or personal experience.

      3. The critical thinker can assume other perspectives.

      Critical thinkers are not imprisoned by their own points of view. Nor are they limited in their capacity to imagine life experiences and perspectives that are fundamentally difference from their own. Rather, the critical thinker strives to understand and evaluate issues from many different angles.

      4. The critical thinker is aware of biases and assumptions.

      In evaluating evidence and ideas, critical thinkers strive to identify the biases and assumptions that are inherent in any argument (Riggio & Halpern, 2006). Critical thinkers also try to identify and minimize the influence of their own biases.

      5. The critical thinker engages in reflective thinking.

      Critical thinkers avoid knee-jerk responses. Instead, critical thinkers are reflective. Most complex issues are unlikely to have a simple solution. Therefore, critical thinkers resist the temptation to sidestep complexity by boiling an issue down to an either/or, yes/no kind of proposition. Instead, the critical thinker expects and accepts complexity (Halpern, 2007).

      Critical thinking is not a single skill, but rather a set of attitudes and thinking skills. As is true with any set of skills, you can get better at these skills with practice.

      In a nut shell, critical thinking is the active process of minimizing preconceptions and biases while evaluating evidence, determining the conclusions that can be reasonably be drawn from evidence, and considering alternative explanations for research findings or other phenomena.

      >Why might other people want to discourage you from critical thinking?

      >In what situations is it probably most difficult or challenging for you to exercise critical thinking skills? Why?

      > What can you do or say to encourage others to use critical thinking in evaluating questionable claims or assertions?

    • @RETiredGM tldr but i take it you are racist towards white people

  14. Antonio Baez | May 31, 2020 at 6:55 PM | Reply

    It’s too old!


  16. dolceanstar | May 31, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Reply

    If a higher ratio of tax dollars went towards health, education and housng, rather than law enforcement, it would go some way to rectify the physical damage.

  17. Thomas Müller | May 31, 2020 at 7:48 PM | Reply

    I never understood: What does skin color say about a person? It says skin color. Then nothing.

  18. anthony wong | May 31, 2020 at 8:15 PM | Reply

    “It is impossible to be unarmed when my Blackness is the weapon you fear.” Traci Blackmon.

  19. My grandson is biracial and I’m terrified for him when he’s old enough to be on his own

    I’m terrified for him and I shouldn’t be 😭

  20. Our president is the leader of racism.
    I’m so ashamed of him.
    The damage he has done to America is unbearable.

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