The Reparations Debate: Should America Compensate the Descendants of Slaves? | The Daily Show

  • Am 22 Mär 2019 veröffentlicht
  • 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls talk reparations, while Fox News pundits look to poke holes in the logistics and timing of compensating descendants of slaves.
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  • ceolio m
    ceolio m Vor Stunde

    Before even concidering pulling out the check book for what happened in the past, it would be more usefull to avoid doing it again nowerdays. When black people work for free in prison where some of them have no reason to be in the first place. That sounds a lot like slavery to me. So, top priority should be : 1 get rid of slavery today (along with cegregation)
    and then number two: rally on the principle that slavery is unexeptable under any form whatsoever.
    Yep people, sometimes it is not somuch a question of money than a question of morality an principles.
    And PS: stop locking poor people in cages... othewise you will have to apologize for this later too.

  • K B
    K B Vor Stunde

    Nothing will change by giving black people more money !!!

  • Cory Butdette
    Cory Butdette Vor 2 Stunden

    We need the R word but not reparations... Revenge!

  • CrazyStacey1970
    CrazyStacey1970 Vor 3 Stunden

    Im a liberal white female and I feel yes slavery was an abomination, it was horrible tragic disgusting but no one will give a clear answer on how this would work! None of my ancestors had slaves, they were poor Polish people who left Europe to come here for a better life, and they expected no handouts, they were hard workers and good people. How are they or I responsible for the atrocities that happened to Black people a long time ago? A bunch of cruel, ignorant southerners were responsible, but are you going to go after the offspring of those slave owners, there's no blood on their hands. And who decides who gets these reparations? If anyone Black or White gets a DNA test they'll find that we all have a little African in us. And a lot of Black people are mixed. Are we going to go on appearances? Yeah this guy or gal looks Black enough give him some money. And where will the money come from? This is ridiculous. Polish people who survived the concentration camps got money from Swiss bank accounts, Nazi money. Those people suffered first hand from their Nazi oppressors but what Black person today actually suffered under the hands of their oppressors? You are bitter and rightly so but what can I do about it? I'm a poor person living side by side with Black people in government housing. Someone please explain how this would ever work???

  • Robert balibrera
    Robert balibrera Vor 3 Stunden

    I'm willing to sign a petition for a holiday Fried Chicken and watermelon day to reflect on slavery followed by a pity party and a visual for people that suffered so many years ago and then we could pretend that we care

  • Robert balibrera
    Robert balibrera Vor 4 Stunden

    I seen a video recently 4 black politicians in Africa were apologizing for selling their descendants and in the comment section black people were saying old I almost cried I'm sure glad they told me they're sorry that shows you how ignorant some of those people really are I had nothing to do with slavery but I am so sorry they bought them and brought them over here they didn't sell us their brightest we got the most ignorant criminals rapist African trash

  • Cnea jnea
    Cnea jnea Vor 4 Stunden

    No ! and let's not!

  • Stephen Paddock
    Stephen Paddock Vor 9 Stunden

    I vote democratic but if you actually think these candidates will keep their promise of paying reparations and aren’t doing this solely to get votes, you are dumber then the republicans who thought trump was going to build a wall...with Mexico paying for it!

  • Uncle The Lumbager
    Uncle The Lumbager Vor 11 Stunden

    Hold it right there. All my people got was some crappy land and the right to live.

  • Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson Vor 14 Stunden

    its pretty simple. families who owned slaves pay those slaves. period.

  • kEEP Winnin
    kEEP Winnin Vor 14 Stunden

    We are still slaves..we are not in a foreign land this is our land and you motherfuckas owe us oir ancestors yes get the fuck out our land we bulit and give us are money motherfuckas ..and thats that. .dam im tired of u motgerfuckas taking and have took our things..

  • Black Face
    Black Face Vor 14 Stunden

    Restorative justice claims precedence has already been set. This is a list of groups who have already received reparations
    "No group has suffered systemic indignities like blacks in America"
    Long overdue!

  • MissDAdolph
    MissDAdolph Vor 17 Stunden

    My great-grandfather was a slave so I'm not voting for any of you bandwagon reparations politicians. I'll stay w the politicians that are consistent in their agenda. Smh. Only Marianne Williamson has mentioned this topic consistently. She has no chance though. Bernie has been consistent in his agenda w/o talking reparations. Who else?

  • Channel Fred Blitz
    Channel Fred Blitz Vor 17 Stunden +3

    Yes, Reparations. We Are Still Living With Results Of Slavery

  • jhon stiner
    jhon stiner Vor 18 Stunden +4

    America should absolutely not pay reparations to descendants of slavery. Hellllll no.

    • Jay Jordan
      Jay Jordan Vor 59 Minuten

      Why everyone else got it Jews, Natives and so on we indured one of the most inhumane forms of slavery in human history

    • Lionel Ouedraogo
      Lionel Ouedraogo Vor 3 Stunden

      jhon stiner we Africans are working on the bomb that will decimate all white people. It is 98% complete . Soon dropping 🔥🔥🔥

  • Th3 TrunkMonkey
    Th3 TrunkMonkey Vor 18 Stunden

    TLDR below: Even if reparations become a thing, my ancestors fought for the ending of it. But I'm white. So do I still have to pay even though my ancestors payed with their lives to help end it? What about my reparations for the unjust killings during the war of my family for opposing slavery?

  • B Murphy
    B Murphy Vor 19 Stunden +1

    If your going to compensate slaves then you should compensate people and family’s that’s lost their fathers and mothers their children that were drafted into wars like Vietnam -world war 1 and 2 and any other wars citizens were forced to fight . All Them people were forced to go to war and many were killed and were separated from their children and family’s. And also suffer a life of trauma and nightmares.
    This is an extremely complicated issue. And no matter what you say now or days if it’s not in 💯 agreement your called a racist so why even ask a question like this.
    All the best in any case

    • Cory Butdette
      Cory Butdette Vor 2 Stunden

      You must be stupid.. They did get a form of reparations.. The VA came up with the GI Bill to pay for school. They got medical checks after coming back and free health care..

  • Stephen Bridgemohan
    Stephen Bridgemohan Vor 20 Stunden

    I shouldn't have to pay n go through systematic racism and poverty because ur great grand father decided to rip off my great up assholes....I'm all for reparations.....we didn't cause this....ur family did and we shouldn't have to be the ones to go through it

  • A. C. Abbey
    A. C. Abbey Vor 20 Stunden

    While I may be lily white, I have at least 20x as much indian blood as Elizabeth Warren and I'm married to a woman of chinese decent. Show me the money mofos!

  • sasha voja
    sasha voja Vor Tag +3

    The republicans are missing the point- the US as it exists today was built on slavery. All who have reaped the benefits from the time of slavery onward have done so at the expense of slaves and their descendants.

    • WideAwakeism
      WideAwakeism Vor 9 Stunden

      Good.. you pay us first, snowflake.

  • Donald Smith
    Donald Smith Vor Tag

    Have any of these Democrats read the Constitution, like Elizabeth Warren? I'm not saying where its it's at but the Constitution disallows anyone to "petition the Government for a redress of grievances".

  • VR
    VR Vor Tag

    I think things such requiring blacks to be hired over someone more qualified because a quota must be filled, or lowering the scores they need to get into college while bumping more qualified - these things do not count as reparations?? I think it is just another avenue to cause breaking financial hardships and a ploy for socialist control.

    • Roderick Vincent
      Roderick Vincent Vor 21 Stunde

      no that's no reparations since blacks used to be beaten or even killed for being able to read and write also alot of this colleges like Harvard and Yale also benefited off of slavery too

  • Right Hand
    Right Hand Vor Tag

    Trever Noah is only really funny about 1 in 300 jokes. I miss John Stewart hosting the daily show.

  • Right Hand
    Right Hand Vor Tag

    Here is the thing how can you put a number or a gift that can make up for slavery. I feel like no matter what is given it will not be enough. And let’s say we do give reparations then will there be no playing the race card on people. No matter what we will have problems. Programs to help the poor is our best bet to truly make a impact on the people that need it the most.

  • SoCali
    SoCali Vor Tag

    This is ridiculous. Black people who were never slaves should not be compensated for someone else's suffering. Nearly every single human on this planet has ancestors who suffered through some kind of injustice including white people whose ancestors were slaves. But they know that the decisions that they make will determine their future and something that happened over 150 years ago to someone they've never even heard of will not stop them from succeeding in life.

  • Honkey Tonkee
    Honkey Tonkee Vor Tag

    Reparations are stupid why do i need to pay for something i didnt do

  • Saturn Se7en
    Saturn Se7en Vor Tag

    Fuck your reparations. Stop looking for hand outs and get a fucking job lol
    Also be happy your in America... And not in Africa...

  • elgrigorio1
    elgrigorio1 Vor Tag +2

    Here is my answer to the reperations; NO!. Its been over, slavery ended in 1865, we owe nobody anything, THAT IS ENOUGH!. God, I hope no Democrat ever gets elected into office

  • Andrew Gibbons
    Andrew Gibbons Vor Tag

    Well. Since we going back to the past, if we do this can we kill all the nazis in south america for what their grandpa did?

    • Yasmin Salerno
      Yasmin Salerno Vor 5 Stunden

      Andrew Gibbons Giving somebody reparations for unjust treatment and murder are a bit different. Jews got reparations, why shouldn’t descendants of slaves as slavery still affects people today. Similarly to how the holocaust still affects many Jews today as people with Anti Semitic views and neo nazis still exist. Not to mention that slave owners got reparations when slavery ended because they were “losing property”. It’s definitely not fair to just give money to the wrong side and completely deny the other.

  • Sojourner
    Sojourner Vor Tag

    No. It is not our fault their African tribal leaders sold them as slaves to those that brought them here. I have never owned a slave nor have any of my ancestor's. I do not owe anyone 40 acres and a mule.
    Statues: they should all be removed. Every single one.

  • rbodell
    rbodell Vor 2 Tage +1

    lets take money from black people and give it to white people .... wait a minute, wouldn't that be racist?

  • Thunder Up
    Thunder Up Vor 2 Tage

    “Let’s talk about slavery”
    Umm yeah we talk about it 24/7 so let’s go

  • John Boy
    John Boy Vor 2 Tage

    I am mostly republican and as long as the funds aren't acquired by any new taxes, I say absolutely. The avg amount of time a dollar stays in the black community is 6 hours. So its basically like putting tax dollars paid directly back into the economy.

  • bruce cockinson
    bruce cockinson Vor 2 Tage +1

    Reperations? are they serious?
    LMFAO!! how stupid can one be to think this is a good thing... LBJ got the black vote with welfare This is modern day LBJ stunt to supress blacks and buy their vote

  • octopibingo
    octopibingo Vor 2 Tage +1

    I need reverse reparations. I never got to own a slave. White privilege, my ass. If I get one I'll think about it. Maybe the experience won't be worth it.

  • Calvin Tipton
    Calvin Tipton Vor 2 Tage

    I never find these topics funny because I dnt think it's something to joke about. But none of these politicians are truly serious about getting the ball rolling they just want to talk about it to get the emotional black vote! The clueless right is still with their racist antics of we're not responsible but yet we reap the benefits of slavery. And will kill to continue to reap. So either way these so called blacks need not vote for anyone who has nothing to offer us yet again as far as what's been taken away from us and disenfranchised us as a community. If we can't get the financial backing to uplift us that's owe to us like you pay the fucking Jews we owe nothing to! Then you not getting our vote as a collective! But there's enough backstabbing so called blacks to still vote for bullshit!

  • Curry Sauce 63
    Curry Sauce 63 Vor 2 Tage +1

    Why don’t they just improve inner city life for people. End of discussion

    • Ronshay Walker
      Ronshay Walker Vor 6 Stunden +1

      Curry Sauce 63 this is what Bernie Sanders wants to do instead of putting a bandage on it

  • cesar zumaeta
    cesar zumaeta Vor 2 Tage +1

    Wow, I get more disappointed every time I watch this guy. Countries and societies dont hold responsibilities for this, people do, individuals do. Is the same argument you use for profiling suspects based on race. Does the son of a criminal hold any responsibility for a crime his father commited, or does his family?

  • btsfavgirl
    btsfavgirl Vor 2 Tage

    That tells you what America is teaching us in the education system. She really said with her whole chest that America got rid of slavery first.....I am a Liberal Democratic, but I believed that too. Until I went into the whole of search about amazing people in the past who were slaves/former slaves/ 1800’s -1900’s hero’s. I clicked on multiple people who were born in America, but were being talked about doing amazing things in Canada. I was like, “HUH?!” , but it makes sense. Slaves or free slaves mostly from the north migrated to Canada because they abolished slavery first and wanted a better opportunity. Not say Canada is not racist after they killed that woman slave because she apparently set fire to a home.

  • Appalachian 2018 not a vlogger

    I’m 3rd generation Italian poor Italians we owned no slaves at all you think I want to hear this shit when Italy was invaded by blacks women raped and killed where’s our reperations? The Moore’s invaded italia

  • Chawnmang Jr
    Chawnmang Jr Vor 2 Tage

    there are good and bad people everywhere.. doesnt matter colour.. all good people get along.. n then the others cause confusion..

  • Chawnmang Jr
    Chawnmang Jr Vor 2 Tage

    he always shit on others people idea.. just because hes a comedian..

  • Danny Chadwick
    Danny Chadwick Vor 2 Tage

    I was gonna dislike this video, but that joke about Jussie Smollett was just too good. Well done.

  • canthon25 -
    canthon25 - Vor 2 Tage +2

    Crazy how that lady's father went from slave to doctor despite all the racism and prejudice and white privilege in the 1800s. I imagine growing up with him as a dad was a tad different than what Noah displayed 🤷🏿‍♂️

  • Patricia Lucious
    Patricia Lucious Vor 2 Tage +1

    The Most High is gonna take it.

  • Titan and Tundra Jimenez-Urso

    I knew politicians lied, but damn.... just to get a vote they will go this low. No black person I have talked to even like this idea of reparations. It's a very tricky subject. How about we stop giving money, and start giving ways to get educated, get a degree to get a better paying job... I am sure we all can agree on that. And no. Not "free" education because nothing is free...

    • Titan and Tundra Jimenez-Urso
      Titan and Tundra Jimenez-Urso Vor Tag

      @curtisalex456 Seems to me that happened because they were wrongfully held since we were at war with that country. I am sure you can still find Japanese that remember that. I don't think there are ex slaves... I also feel you can't put a price on this subject.

    • curtisalex456
      curtisalex456 Vor Tag

      The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (Pub.L. 100-383, title I, August 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 904, 50a U.S.C. § 1989b et seq.) is a United States federal law that granted reparations to Japanese Americans who had been interned by the United States government during World War II.
      Japanese americans were held in internment camps for around 3 years. Their descendants got around $20,000 in the nineties.

  • jacques andre van straaten

    It's like executing children for what their forefathers did

  • Daniel Waters
    Daniel Waters Vor 2 Tage +2

    The answer is no. As a Republican I am tired of paying for democratic mistakes. Let the DNC come out of pocket if they want to give reparations. Unless all their cash is going to pump up Elizabeth Warren's campaign so she can beat Bernie.

  • Michelle Heegaard
    Michelle Heegaard Vor 2 Tage +1

    I honestly agree with the right. Reparations does not really make sense from a logical standpoint although it may very well be morally sound. I'm Danish and a descendant from vikings, who raped and killed their way through northern Europe and even made it to the Americas. Am I supposed to pay today because of what my ancestors did?
    A son is not beholden to a father's crime and those living today are not responsible for the sins of their ancestors.
    I do understand where the argument is coming from, however. It is clear that slavery an racial injustice in America has led to severe social differences between the so-called 'races' and yes, the white paying reparations would help relieve that difference but my argument stands. It is not fair for the people today, who did not themselves own slaves, to pay for their ancestors behaviour - even if they have profited from it.

  • Robert balibrera
    Robert balibrera Vor 3 Tage +1

    the United States deserve more than any credit from any other Nation we ended slavery and gave every American equal rights we deserve a lot of credit for that

    • Black Royalty
      Black Royalty Vor 2 Tage

      The more you talk, the more we see how unintelligent you really are! How about you get a law dictionary, or download it on your phone. Look up the term citizen. Then see what the ALTERNATIVE LEGAL definition of citizen is. You people are fucking morons, and your race is the purest form of EVIL on the EARTH! You should be eradicated.

  • Robert balibrera
    Robert balibrera Vor 3 Tage

    they've been overcompensated they're not wearing leopard skins or eating tarantulas and this modern-day they just got to stop killing each other they haven't seen to break the Habit slavery did not build America they slow down industry the South had slaves and they were dying of poverty because of slavery

  • Tarbaby
    Tarbaby Vor 3 Tage +1

    do you know who started all this reparation talk the republicans and the dems swallowed it hook line and sinker divided and conquer and the Daily Show is the boat where the floundering fish are gasping for breath in. So easily baited, has trump move written all over it.

  • Mark S
    Mark S Vor 3 Tage

    A person that's never owned slaves paying money to a person who was never a slave?
    You better check your mother fucking head

  • Recusant BilE
    Recusant BilE Vor 3 Tage

    Yea, because slavery and hitchhiking are the same. HOW DARE HE COMPARE THE TWO!!!

    • Robert balibrera
      Robert balibrera Vor 3 Tage

      Recusant BilE the real winners are the black people that are not slaves today and if their ancestors did not come to America then they would still be in Africa this is a much better place than Africa they should be thankful for their ancestors and thankful to the Lord to be here in a civilized Nation

  • Keeping Shit Real
    Keeping Shit Real Vor 3 Tage +7

    I can't believe people actually fell into this reparations trap.Checks in the mail as soon as we get your vote.

  • idnintel
    idnintel Vor 3 Tage

    For those of you that don't know the following facts, prepare to have your intelligence go way up and be red pilled.

    We need reparations for white people that were denied hundreds of thousands of jobs and college admissions due to the much lower standard for blacks to get in. Actually, Asians are suing harvard over such a reparation at the moment. It is a matter of IQ and not prejudice preventing blacks from succeeding, remember than next time Tyrone takes Sallys place at college you white monster! Watch the entertaining adam carolla speech in front of congress where he details his humorous frustration at trying to get a firefighting job while competing with blacks and how unfair it is to white people. Don't tell me we need affirmative action for blacks now as blacks are now the darling and favorite pet of the elites (which is why mainstream everything puts them on a pedestal, in the end using them of course for various nefarious goals) and most white people love blacks way more than themselves, they have been mentally damaged.

    This is in spite of the awesome culture the whites have (which they are convinced is no culture because they are now too stupid to read Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, or amazing works of fiction written by whites etc), of classical music (by far the most genius), renaissance europe with all its amazing philosophers and scientists, all inventions were created by almost all whites, folk music dances and dress, architecture that will take your breath away (cathedrals, castles, etc). By design white people have been turned to stupid cattle and it is so sad because the potential is astronomical if they weren't so infused with hatred for themselves. Since whites invented everything, perhaps if blacks get reparations whites will also get a "privilege to use our technology tax" or they can go without using their computer, smart phone, video games, TV, stereo, car, airplane - you get the drift.

    Also, if blacks care about slaves they can go to africa starting with libya to stop slavery and move on from there. Of course Mauritania, a country in Africa was the last country to officially abolish slavery in 1980 because black heathens are no where near as self reflective, guilt ridden as christian whites and so don't expect them to be moral unless forced into it. In other words america had slavery but the solution to slavery was the religious and constitutional under girding of our country which abolished slavery pretty quickly, relatively speaking especially when compared to the previous Mauritania or even more extreme example of blacks selling slaves to this day in various parts of Africa.

    Lastly, blacks per capita murder and commit burglary 7-8 times more than whites and you have much higher chance (about 10 times) to be attacked by black if you are white than vice versa so take all your black lives matter and shove it. If things were fair blacks would be shot at least twice as much as they are now by the police if they followed rules of logic and statistics and cops did not suffer the ferguson effect but we live in such a complete brainwashed, dumbed down mainstream culture this true information is suppressed and one must seek it out from free and independent intellectuals.

    If you read all this your mind has been filled with truth and the truth shall set you free brother - and blacks reading this, well this should make you more realistic about what you deserve and hopefully make some of you act less crazy.

  • emma levicky
    emma levicky Vor 3 Tage +1

    If blacks care about slavery, they can start by stopping slavery in Africa starting with Libya and then moving on to other countries.

  • Mac Dice
    Mac Dice Vor 3 Tage +2

    My Grandfather has a Grandparent was a slave, he’s still alive.

    • Wazir Browne
      Wazir Browne Vor Tag

      A lot of people don't realize how recent slavery is, and the lasting economic impact it has had on African Americans.

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  • Mr. Roombastic
    Mr. Roombastic Vor 3 Tage

    I only see white people agsinst this lmao

    • Mr. Roombastic
      Mr. Roombastic Vor 3 Tage

      @Robert balibrera i dont want to give someone else a history lesson on why giving us reparations isnt just, "paying for past mistakes." We are still severely effected by the historym not even to slavery but from the 1900s

    • Robert balibrera
      Robert balibrera Vor 3 Tage

      Mr. Roombastic idling see dummies with their hands out believing they're going to get reparations this is an old Democrat trick they've been using it for 75 years hello

  • Blaise Akenji
    Blaise Akenji Vor 3 Tage

    Pander, pander, pander, pander....

  • Damien Luedtke
    Damien Luedtke Vor 3 Tage

    Why should we be responsible for what happened hundreds of years ago? Like I flatly refuse, I would rather be homeless and unemployed than paying for something that I never was responsible for. Doesn't matter though daddy Trump will shut these losers up

  • Micheal Okpara
    Micheal Okpara Vor 3 Tage

    please reparation is bullshit.... get your ass off the ground young man and work for your money... democrats are fooling blacks all day long.

  • Penny Sturgill
    Penny Sturgill Vor 4 Tage

    Slavery isnt a gene it's a action you dont penalize a man or woman for what there parents did.

  • Joseph Long
    Joseph Long Vor 4 Tage +1

    Keep on the watch everyone we are bout to reach the end of this system dont fall asleep spiritually its time now to waken This system wont last that much longer

  • carlcovert7958
    carlcovert7958 Vor 4 Tage

    There are more black pimps in the world today than there were white slave owners 300 years ago. Let's talk about blacks giving reparations to their sex slaves.

  • Byron Anderson
    Byron Anderson Vor 4 Tage +1

    I'm not looking for Reparations, I'm not crying racism or calling white people "privileged". Why? because it makes me sound like a victim, I'm not a victim, what I need or what I want, I'll get it "by any means necessary", like they did when they arrived here in America. They know what they're doing and what they did, that's why so many of them are so fearful.

  • Dear Darlings
    Dear Darlings Vor 4 Tage +1

    The reason it’s even still brought up as a topic in this day and age is because most white people refuse to address slavery. Some white people continue to support the views and values of their racist great grandparents that are no longer living, yet when black people bring it up in a discussions today the same white people are so quickly to dismiss it by saying its in the past. If that’s the case then there wouldn’t be such of a “ push back “ when it comes to riding America if these racist Monuments, flags,laws and ways. How do you say let Bygones be bygones when the same racist things are still practiced to this day???

    • Dear Darlings
      Dear Darlings Vor 4 Tage +1

      The fact is racism will never die, We’ll always have the ignorant or the mentally disturbed or both in America and everywhere else. What can definitely change forever is black people’s response to racism. I can only control my own actions so personally I treat racist as sick, mentally disturbed and the less fortunate. I make sure that I’m respected by everyone that I allow in my personal circle and Vice a versa. Anyone that refuses are simply dismissed and avoided. In Some Circumstances such as in professional settings where i may not be able to completely avoid a racist person. In those circumstances I address the behavior, I let the person know I will not tolerate it at all and I will take legal action to sue their ass for everything they own. Peace love and light 💜

  • P.B. Zuijlekom, van
    P.B. Zuijlekom, van Vor 4 Tage +1

    My great great grandparents got paid below today's minimum wage. Do I get compensation too? or should we quit holding the past up to today's moral standards all of a sudden?

  • The Logical One The Logical One

    Force people whom never owned slaves to pay people whom themselves where never slaves, how does this solve anything? The time for reparations for slaves has long since past. Also, black people owned slaves in America as did Indians. This isn't something that white people did exclusively & that narrative needs to stop. Every race of people have been enslaved throughout human history as has every race been slave owners. I am white with ancestry of African & American Indian, so do I pay myself, seriously how does this work? It is a stupid pointless topic of discussion simple meant to divide people more.