• Confederate Statues: Some See Culture, Some See Racism: The Daily Show
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    Confederate Statues: Some See Culture, Some See Racism: The Daily Show

    It feels like there’s no right answer when it comes to the statues. Do you have a solution to this Confederate statue thing? Oh, yeah, man. The solution, Trevor: How about we get rid of racism? (cheering, applause) (audience clapping rhythmically) -(cheering) -Yeah. That’s it, we just get rid of it. We just did it. (laughter) That was very brave of you. -But seriously, um… -It’s gone. what’s the solution here, like, a real solution? ‘Cause here’s the thing, right? People defending the statues say that this is about Southern culture and heritage. Come on, man. You already know what that’s about. Anybody… anytime somebody says something, it’s “culture” or…

  • The Battle Over Confederate Monuments – The Jim Jefferies Show
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    The Battle Over Confederate Monuments – The Jim Jefferies Show

    – Before I came to America all I knew about the South was what I saw in Gone With the Wind. (explosion) I fell asleep in the middle of the movie. Apparently there was a huge Civil War where lots of people died. And 150 years later, proud Southern folks still celebrate their side’s heritage with flags and monuments. The biggest remaining one is outside Atlanta. Stone Mountain, featuring Confederates Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson. And at night, they put on a sweet laser show. Who wouldn’t enjoy that? Oh, right. What’s your problem with Stone Mountain? – It is a monument literally to white supremacy. Now…

  • Robert Smalls Escapes Slavery in a Stolen Confederate Ship – Drunk History
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    Robert Smalls Escapes Slavery in a Stolen Confederate Ship – Drunk History

    [belch] HI. I’M MARK GAGLIARDI, AND TODAY WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT ROBERT SMALLS. [laughter] – WHEN ROBERT SMALLS WAS 12 YEARS OLD, HIS FATHER, HENRY MCKEE, THE PLANTATION OWNER, WAS LIKE, LISTEN, MY SON, THAT I’M NOT ALLOWED TO TELL ANYBODY IS MY SON BUT REALLY, YOU’RE MY SON. YOU ARE SPECIALER THAN THE OTHER SLAVES. BUT YOU KEEP GETTING IN TROUBLE. WE THINK THAT THE BEST THING FOR YOU RIGHT NOW IS IF WE SEND YOU TO CHARLESTON. AND ROBERT SMALLS IS LIKE, OH, I’M SORRY. YOU’RE MY [bleep] SLAVE OWNER AND YOU’RE GOING TO SEND ME TO CHARLESTON WHERE I CAN LEARN AN ACTUAL BUSINESS TRADE? YEAH,…

  • The Nightly Show – Enough Already – Confederate Flag in South Carolina
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    The Nightly Show – Enough Already – Confederate Flag in South Carolina

    FIRST THINGS FIRST, THOUGH. HEAVY IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS ARE THE EVENTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BUT THERE WAS HOPEFUL NEWS. GOV. NIKKI HALEY FINALLY CAME FORWARD AND ADDRESSED THE FACT THAT THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS STILL HANGING IN FRONT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE CAPITAL.>>TODAY WE’RE HERE AT A MOMENT OF UNITY IN OUR STATE WITHOUT ILL WILL TO SAY IT’S TIME TO MOVE THE FLAG FROM THE CAPITAL GROUNDS.>>YES. [ >>ABSOLUTELY. THAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. GOOD FOR YOU, SOUTH CAROLINA. UP HERE, NIKKI! BUT SERIOUSLY, I MEAN, WHO COULD HAVE BEEN AGAINST THIS, RIGHT? ESPECIALLY IN THE LIGHT OF THE INCIDENT THAT JUST HAPPENED, AND…

  • Confederate Memorial Day Makes Waves in the South: The Daily Show
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    Confederate Memorial Day Makes Waves in the South: The Daily Show

    In 2017, it’s a little strange seeing this still going on. Today is a controversial holiday in Alabama and Mississippi. It’s Confederate Memorial Day. REPORTER: Nearly 100 people attendedthe Confederate Memorial Day ceremony.They laid a wreath at the Confederate memorialon the capital grounds. Alabama and Mississippiare the only states that formally recognizeConfederate Memorial Day as a state holiday.Yo… Can I… Can I just say, that is (bleep) up on so many levels. No, first of all, first of all, the Confederacy fought the Civil War to defend slavery. Why would you honor that? Secondly, what are black people supposed to do on this holiday? If you’re a black person in…

  • Mitch Landrieu – Confronting Confederate Myths with “In the Shadow of Statues” | The Daily Show
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    Mitch Landrieu – Confronting Confederate Myths with “In the Shadow of Statues” | The Daily Show

    Please welcome Mayor Mitch Landrieu. -♪ ♪ -(cheering and applause) -How are ya? -Welcome to the show. Thank you very much for having me. Uh, the title of the book is intriguing. The contents are even more amazing. Uh, In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History– that is exactly what you are, a white Southerner. That comes with a certain connotation. It comes with a certain stereotype attached to it. But do you think there is something about it, being a white Southerner, that-that gives you a different way of thinking in America? Well, I think so. It gives you a different perspective. First of all, I…

  • Annie Lowrey – “Give People Money” and the Case for a Universal Basic Income | The Daily Show
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    Annie Lowrey – “Give People Money” and the Case for a Universal Basic Income | The Daily Show

    My guest tonight is a contributing editor for The Atlantic, and author of the new book, Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World. Please welcome Annie Lowrey. -♪ ♪ -(cheering, applause) -All right. -Welcome to the show. -Thank you for having me. -This is a book that will get some people really orgasmic and some Republicans nightmares for years. -Hopefully. -Give People Money. -Yes. -Not Let Them Earn Money. Just Give People Money. -Give it to them. -On a basic level, what does “universal basic income” mean? So, the idea would be that a government– in this case, our government–…

  • Key & Peele – Auction Block
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    Key & Peele – Auction Block

    – ALL RIGHT, Y’ALL GATHER ROUND. GATHER ROUND. WELCOME, GENTLEMEN. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND BLESSED DAY FOR AN AUCTION. ALL RIGHT, Y’ALL, GET ON UP THERE. – PUT THAT WHIP DOWN AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS, THOUGH. – STRAIGHT UP. I DON’T CARE WHAT PLANTATION I END UP ON. I’M STRAIGHT STAGING A REVOLT IN THIS MOTHER[bleep]. – HELLS YEAH. – WE HAVE LOT A, LOT B, AND LOT C. – UH, $3 ON LOT A. – $4. – 5! – $5 GOING ONCE, TWICE, THREE TIMES, SOLD. LOT A GOES TO THE MAN IN THE BLACK HAT. – I MEAN, GOOD. – YEAH. – [chuckles] I’M GLAD I DIDN’T GET…

  • Jeff Sessions Is Living His Best Confederate Life |The Daily Show
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    Jeff Sessions Is Living His Best Confederate Life |The Daily Show

    From the day Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation, President Trump has been accusing him and abusing him harder than Popeye abuses steroids. Spinach, my ass. And as time has gone on, Trump’s attacks on his attorney general have only gotten worse. I am disappointed in the attorney general. He should not have recused himself. He made what I consider to be a very terrible mistake for the country. NEWSWOMAN: The president has been scathing, calling Sessions “beleaguered,” and “weak.” He privately calls Jeff Sessions Mr. Magoo. NEWSMAN: A source close to the president telling NBC News, Mr. Trump is “constantly bashing Sessions in private” for recusing himself…

  • Amanda Nguyen – Helping People Pen Their Civil Rights Into Existence with Rise | The Daily Show
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    Amanda Nguyen – Helping People Pen Their Civil Rights Into Existence with Rise | The Daily Show

    Welcome to the show. Thank you. Oh, my God. This is a super-exciting time for me, and for you a little bit, -but for me… -Oh, thanks. because I have never chatted to somebody who is nominated for a Nobel Prize. -Oh, thanks. -Congratulations. Thank you so much. That-that comes with it a certain level of… of swag. I mean, do you just walk around the world being like, -“Nobel, Nobel nominee, I’m…”? -Yeah, I do. So it is, like, like, basically, the best people in our world, essentially. It’s a “good people” award. Yes, it’s a “good people” award. -Yeah. -And-and-and, uh, the company that you’re gonna keep is…