Top Adviser To 2020 Dems Is Bringing Slavery Reparations To D.C. | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Top Adviser To 2020 Dems Is Bringing Slavery Reparations To D.C. | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC 1


Liberal economist Darrick Hamilton joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to discuss his decades of research into racial inequality and injustice in America. Hamilton has risen to prominence by advising top 2020 candidates on racial justice policies and progressive reforms that were once deemed 'too bold' for Washington, including Senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
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Top Adviser To 2020 Dems Is Bringing Slavery Reparations To D.C. | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

40 Comments on "Top Adviser To 2020 Dems Is Bringing Slavery Reparations To D.C. | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. reparations mean nothing if you don’t talk about climate change. it hurts rich,poor, black, white etc.

    • Charisma Hornum-Fries | August 23, 2019 at 2:15 AM | Reply

      That premise is almost correct as the poorest and most vulnerable people doesn’t have the same opportunity as majority wealthy people to migrate to a better future. There is going to become a large amount of climate refugees in the near future and I’m afraid that reparations will be the least of any problems. If the wealth globally is actively working only for the Besos and the Gates and the Bransons and so forth and they are not forced to give back to the societies that created them in form of dedicated climate taxes, nothing about reparations will make sense.

    • @Charisma Hornum-Fries im talking about the bigger picture that being the planet. Climate refugees wont matter if the planet becomes uninhabitable.

    • Do you think watching TV programming on your toxic electronic device helps or hurts global warming

    • @ALP7A But the planet will never become uninhabitable, it will just only support a much smaller population.

      Climate change is sadly just another symptom of the bigger issue. Our economic and governmental systems are broken. The reason there is such a wealth disparity is because racism is literally written into laws and corporate regulation. We need to fix that before even climate change can be truly addressed.

  2. Not good enough. We need to give Native Americans their country back!

  3. the last wild one | August 22, 2019 at 11:17 PM | Reply


  4. For the time being we should put on the back burner and FOCUS ON TAKING TRUMP OUT OF OUR HOUSE then we take up all the issues we need too! Please.

  5. not paying for my ancestors sins

  6. James Christianson | August 23, 2019 at 12:18 AM | Reply

    Nothing but BS.

  7. MeanGeneSanDiego | August 23, 2019 at 12:35 AM | Reply

    Pay “reparations” in Confederate Dollars. Union Soldiers already paid in blood. Quit looking for handouts.

    • @Skeli Ton You never bled for anything. Grow up and stop crying about what your ancestors went through. Blame the Africans for enslaving your ancestors.

    • Like the handout called the homestead act?

    • MeanGeneSanDiego | August 23, 2019 at 11:56 AM | Reply

      @David Johnson The Homestead Act was for ACTUAL SLAVES… Reparations for people 5 generations removed???? WTF!

    • @MeanGeneSanDiego no the homestead act was for whites that received land for merely being white (handout) and were allowed to build wealth, and transfer that wealth to their descendants.

  8. Swissffun Nani | August 23, 2019 at 1:58 AM | Reply

    Ummm, how about laser focusing on getting STATEHOOD for both D.C. and Puerto Rico in the first week of the Dem President, House and Senate!! Just need simple majorities and a signature then DONE! 4 DEM Senators, 7-8 DEM REPS and a justification for adding 2 SCOTUS seats right away!! Reparations wont get done because NO ONE agrees what it should look like!! FOCUS!!!

  9. Matthew Piche | August 23, 2019 at 2:50 AM | Reply

    Dumpy Trump sat on his Mexican wall,
    Dumpy Trump made the NASDAC fall,
    All of Putin’s forces and his MAGA Cult,
    Couldn’t get Dumpy Trump elected President again.

  10. nicola johnson | August 23, 2019 at 3:06 AM | Reply

    Why not just tax the rich and the corporations, and stop using 53% of the GDP on the military then they can afford to help rebuild the poor areas of America for all poor and disadvantaged Americans, green energy jobs are clearly the way forward and training needs to be given to the younger generation who have fallen through the cracks, give incentives to companies to train and employ kids who have basic education, not everyone is suited to university level education, better schools would help, these are the things that would help fix America, also a clean water act for all Americans, as it’s something that needs to be addressed urgently.

  11. Bobby Babylon | August 23, 2019 at 3:25 AM | Reply

    give slaves reparations in USA. Are there many ex slaves in USA? Can’t be very many.

  12. Slavery Reparations = BS! The law suits would never end and bankrupt the government!!!

  13. Sorry MSNBC but you get a thumbs down on this one!!! You must want to keep Trump in office with this BS!

  14. Matthew Dolman | August 23, 2019 at 6:35 AM | Reply

    Straight up cash repiration is a stupid idea, maybe I don’t understand the proposal, but there is no denying this guy seems to be one of the nicest guys in the world.

  15. Margaret Nicol | August 23, 2019 at 7:20 AM | Reply

    All job applicants should be interviewed like on The Voice. Either blindfolded or with their backs to the candidates. That would give a better chance for the right applicant to get the job regardless of what they looked like.

  16. Reparations? To whom and for what? There are no black folks alive whom were ever slaves. Where will the money come from? Me? You? The working class?

  17. chewyismycopilot | August 23, 2019 at 10:24 AM | Reply

    Kamalas gone down so fast you’d think she was on her knees in front of Willie Brown

  18. The Haitian Way | August 23, 2019 at 11:30 AM | Reply

    That’s a lovely fro brotha👨🏿‍🦱👏🏿🔥

  19. Reparations is not just for slavery it is restitution for ills that occured during slavery, reconstruction, jim crow, and beyond. It is financial obligations that are owed not different than restitution to survivors and descendants of the Holocaust, Native American tribes, and Japanese internment camps.

  20. People are hesitant to accept jobs that are low-paying, part time, and without insurance!!! If you do, you are apt to have 2 or 3 of these jobs!!! Not that someone like that would know. 😡

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