Charlamagne & Trevor Noah Ch2: Reparations, US Politics & How to Be Informed | Emerging Hollywood

Charlamagne & Trevor Noah Ch2: Reparations, US Politics & How to Be Informed | Emerging Hollywood

(hip hop instrumental) – Hollywood is being rebuilt by artists not afraid to disrupt the status quo. Telling fresh stories and
bringing to life characters who until now have been
confined to the margins. This is Emerging Hollywood. So, you understand the whole conversation about reparations now. ‘Cause it’s really just
the acknowledgement that America did something wrong. – Right, and I think the
interesting thing is just framing. You look at Germany, Germany
goes back to Namibians. They’re like eh we gon’ pay. We’re going to pay for what we did. And we’re not paying to pay you off. You know, I’ve seen the talking point that people have gone with. They’re being like black people, you’re just going to get paid off. It’s not about paid off. It’s about somebody out
there acknowledging, hey I put you down and kept you down so that I could build
everything I have today. And as we all understand
with compound interest and with accumulations of wealth,
holding somebody else down and growing what you’ve taken from them can lead you to be in a position where they can never ever catch up to you. There’s never truly equality. So the conversations around reparations rarely have to be in and around that. It’s just studying and looking, hey, is there something
we can do in this country that can truly put black
people in a position where they are equal. Not just equal on the
surface but they are equal. And we’ve realized that
on many levels in America, Black Americans have been held back on so many different levels. Whether it’s getting higher interest rates for not just loans from
banks but also student loans, you leave school with
a higher level of debt for studying the same thing
as a student who is white. How is that equality? And I think those are
some of the conversations that Americans need to have
but it’s been spun again because people have made it seem like (in Southern American accent) hey Dan, you gon’ have to give them $50. (Charlamagne laughs) Hey Petey, you gon’ pay a 100. And that’s not what it’s going to be but I think people have managed to successfully distill it
into this simple talking point that makes it feel like it’s
an us versus them conversation when in fact it’s not. – Nah, it’s simple. America systemically did something to put black people in a bad position, now systemically do something to put them in a good position. – It’s as simple as that. I always ask people, why
wouldn’t you want that as well? I always go, why wouldn’t you want that? Why wouldn’t you want to see
black communities raised up? Why wouldn’t you want it? I don’t understand why you
wouldn’t want to see that. And America has a history of doing that. That’s another thing for me. America has a history of helping people. America has a history of going, hey farmers, we’re going
to give you subsidies, we’re going to help the corn industry. Hey, you know what? All you guys who fought in the war, you come back, we’re going to help people. They didn’t help the
black soldiers as much but what they did was they said if you were a white person who
has fought for this country, we’re going to help you. We’re going to help you buy a house, we’re going to help you go to school. And for a long time that
wasn’t frowned upon in America. It wasn’t seen as a handout,
it was seen as a boost. It was a normal thing. But now it feels like that
once that boost is going towards a certain group of people, now there’s resistance to that idea. This is not a country of handouts, this is where you work hard. It’s like yes, we all work hard but it helps when somebody
doesn’t block the path that you’re trying to work hard towards. – So what’s their answer when
you ask them that though? When you say, “Hey, why
wouldn’t you want that?”, do they pull out their
Klan hoodie (Trevor laughs) this is why I don’t want it. – No, I genuinely think it’s framing. I’ve learned most of American politics is hampered by political branding. It’s brilliant and it’s how
most of the conversations are distilled in this country. A classic example and a simple one is Obamacare versus the Affordable Care Act. They asked Americans do
you support Obamacare? – No. – The numbers were dismal. They said do you support
the Affordable Care Act? The numbers were double. Same thing.
– Same thing. – Different name. Why? ’cause the one sounds
like black medicine that’s why. (Charlamagne laughs) – What’s the role of comedy in politics? – Well, that’s an interesting question. What is the role of comedy in politics? – Especially right now. – I’ve lived in a country where, for many years, comedy wasn’t legal if it was speaking about what
was going in the country. There’s still African countries where you can’t just tell
whatever joke you want. So I think for me the most
important aspect of comedy personally is knowing that you still have the freedom of speech to
say what you want to say about what’s going on and the world. In terms of its importance, I think it changes from person to person. For me, it’s about
giving people a reprieve ’cause people get so stressed about what’s happening in the news, people get stressed out about
what’s happening in politics and I think comedy reminds you of who you’re trying to be,
who you maybe once we’re and that the world is not always ending even though it seems like it may be. – What do you think that
the most effective way to inform people about politics, like people who may not
be informed about politics any other time? They get it from the Late
Night shows it seems like. – Well, I don’t think it’s
the most effective way. I think it has become one
of the more effective ways in America because of
how bad your news is. Do you know what I mean? – Yeah, it’s so much fear mongering, they want something lighter. – Yeah, but what is news in America? It’s opinion panels, boxes of
people shouting at each other. It’s people sitting on
a couch spewing opinions whereas when you look at news
especially around the world like in South Africa what I grew up with, people in Britain, et cetera. The news is a very boring
institution but very informative. So, I grew up watching what was happening all over the world, every night as a kid. I didn’t enjoy it but I
knew and so for me I think maybe a byproduct of American news skewing towards entertainment
has meant that entertainment has started to skew towards news and so that’s why people feel like it’s one of the best
places to be informed. I don’t think it’s the
best way to be informed, I just think right now it’s how people are being best informed. – But you do try to be informative though? – Oh yeah, I think great comedy
is about informing yourself. All of the greats have
given me that advice in different ways, at different times. Everybody from Dick
Gregory to Dave Chapelle, they all go like look at
what’s happening in the world and just tell the truth and then the jokes are
going to come from that. So, as a person I try
and make The Daily Show what I’m talking about to my friends, to my writers, to my people. It’s not like I leave the building and all of a sudden I’m
thinking of other things. It’s everything that’s
going on in my world and I try and condense it
into that 30 minute show. – So what is the most effective
way to be informed nowadays? ‘Cause it’s so much different
news coming at you– – [Trevor] That’s a good question. – Every second of the day. – I’ll be honest with you,
I question everything now. I question everything
and I read everything. Everything, everywhere. So, I will read five different newspapers, I will try and get five
different versions of the story. I try and dig into a thing
over and over and over again ’cause I’ve come to realize that as much as we like to believe that there’s such a thing as objectivity, everyone has some sort of bias. – Yeah, I guess that’s the problem with having so many opinion
based sources, right? – Right, yeah that’s the thing. – ‘Cause everybody’s got some bias. – When it comes to politics, you realize there is no
definitive truth per se. I mean there are certain facts,
there are scientific facts but when it comes to everything else. I mean everyone can
argue chicken or the egg in any argument. So, you have to figure out, I guess, what you base your opinions on, which economists you trust,
which think tanks you trust, et cetera, et cetera, and that’s why I have a
big team that works here with fact checkers, with
writers, with everyone who can come together and
say okay, we agree on this being the most concrete
version of the truth that we’re going to go out with. – Do you get the final say in it? – Yeah, you have to have the final say. At some point, I’ve got
to put my neck on the line and be like yeah, this
is what I want to do ’cause again if I leave
the building, it’s me. I can’t say to you guys tomorrow, if you go Trevor, why did you say that? Well actually Charlamagne–
– One of my writers wrote it. – My writer wrote this. No, that’s why every
single joke that comes out, I either write it with the
writers or I approved the joke. I go that was funny,
I’m going to say that. – What do you say to people
who say The Daily Show can be an echo chamber? – Everything is an echo chamber. I think that’s a term that
people use to try and justify what a group of people are
saying in and amongst themselves. I think for myself, you will
always have an echo chamber because people who watch your show are people who like your show. Do you get what I’m saying? So you’ll always have that. What I think is key for me is to break out of that
bubble that you live in and acknowledge what’s
happening outside of that world. So what I do is I go, let’s
acknowledge moments or things that may make us uncomfortable
or engage in ideas that other people have, that
we may not necessarily discuss amongst ourselves and I think that’s key. So, I don’t just live in a
world where I’m like you agree, we agree, yeah we’re
good, we agree, we agree. No, no, it’s like all right,
we know what we think. That’s why I want to have
Republicans on the show, that’s why I have people
I will not agree with on any policy on the show because I want to engage
with them on an idea and I want to expose them
to my audience and be like yo, I want you to trust
your ideas of the world because if what you believe can change when you meet somebody else then it wasn’t based on anything concrete. Your belief should be strong enough that they can stand up to
the ideas of somebody else. – Have any of them ever changed your mind? When’s the last time that’s happened? – I don’t know if anyone
has changed my mind but I do know people have given
me a different perspective on how to see something. So whether it’s Chris christie
or whether it was Rand Paul. There’s always something I
garner from another human being. I think most human beings are trying to do what they think it’s right
from their point of view. There are obviously people in the world who I think are just evil. There are some human
beings who are just like no I’m trynna destroy things but I think most human beings
in the world are going, no, I’m right and I’m
trying to do what’s right. So, I try and garner even a glimpse of their world from them. It helps me understand how to
formulate a different argument or see them more as a human being and try to engage with them
and get to the same place. – Is there any good way to see
this current administration? Has any of them ever said something to you that says oh I can see why
you support the president? – Is there any good way to
see this administration? I don’t know if there’s a good way to see this administration but one thing I will
say about Donald Trump that I’ve repeatedly said is one thing that people take for
granted with Donald Trump is that he is brilliant
at acknowledging problems. – Really? – He is fantastic at
acknowledging problems. His solutions are trash. (Charlamagne laughs) He’s fantastic though. He doesn’t hide that there is a problem. So he would say, for
instance, no one liked it when he went and said, “Hey
guys, in Belgium and in France, “they’ve got something bubbling up there.” He was like look man, I’ve
noticed that there is conflict between the immigrant
community in these places and that’s going to bubble. People were like Trump
is just talking trash and then all of a sudden
you saw immigrants that were involved in attacks and people like oh we didn’t know this and people we’re like yeah this is a big thing in the community, how did we not know? And I think it’s because
a lot of the time, we choose to ignore things. His solutions are trash though because he’ll say the
same thing in America. He’ll go we have a problem with
immigration, build a wall– – [Charlamagne] Build a wall. – Come on, man, that’s not a solution. What are you going to do
about the Middle East? We’re just going to
bomb the shit out of it. These are not solutions but I
think what he’s good at doing is identifying problems and I think if you understand the problem that he’s identifying you can figure out another solution and speak to those same people. And I think some politicians
have latched onto that now. They’ve started realizing the reason Trump connects with people is because he speaks to
people that they see as real but maybe we can give
them another solution. (hip hop instrumental)

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100 thoughts on “Charlamagne & Trevor Noah Ch2: Reparations, US Politics & How to Be Informed | Emerging Hollywood”

  • whenever I see Noah , as like this ; I just want to sit on his lap , my back turned to his chest , like as a four year old would , as his dad talks "crap" . the only other guy I'd call Dad .

  • for most the question isn't should their perorations, it is that why wasnt it done a long time ago should have been over 40 years BUT it is a marketing tool from the Democrats to swing votes . give it and take it as it should be but dont sleep on them Dems crafty power .

  • Two dudes who never went to university schooled me – a man who completed s PhD!!! 🤦🏾‍♂️ what have I spent my life doing?!

  • In Kenya we don't even want to be paid . We just want the Royal family and white people to give us back the land they still have possession of. Prince William owns hundreds of thousands of acres here and he says it's "conservation efforts" when the people who kill wild animals in Kenya are white.

    Arundhati Roy was asked about "post-colonial India" and she said, what makes you think it's "post"? We are still being colonised by the British empire and we are tired.

  • Trevor Noah makes a lot of sense when he wants to, but he's a liberal and biased against TRUMP using the same talking points as the rest. I have no respect for such. Stand erect and speak the truth and stop all the demonic conjectures of the left.

  • This is mind numbing to listen to.
    2 people that agree that are straw manning their opponents arguments.
    Invite Larry Elder or Thomas Sowell on there to explain why what you are asking for makes no sense what so ever if you put more than 5 minutes of thought into it.

    In your example about countries giving reparations to other countries, its super simple right. That countries treasury just transfers funds to the other country, job done.
    Who exactly will be paying and who exactly will be receiving?
    Should Black millionaires be getting money? Should white homeless people be paying?
    The reason why it makes no sense is that its impossible to actually identify exactly what was gained by whom and allocate to exactly who should receive it.

    You critics are not saying that any of your points about compound interest are incorrect, it's just that its too far gone and too complicated to enact without taking money from someone that didn't benefit or giving money to someone that hasn't suffered. So in that case you're advocating for stealing from x number of innocent people and to give to some undeserving people.
    Committing a crime to right a previous crime is not the answer

  • Am a black woman, if you guys are best inform & intelligent, Instead of sitting down running your mouth, 2020 is open for all. Also, it's not too late to join the police or do something to bring change. OR you want to be the only set of people with money, go to a community, do a little charity, have a good name on the hollywood walk of shame, that's exactly the Dems. O Please when next are you visiting to give us some fish? But Reps says, I don't want to bring you fish every time I visit, here is the net, this is how you use it, now, go fishing to feed your family. I will choose the Reps period! Dems & blacks remember, the fake news will always use celebs & women to boost their business, they are not interested in the masses and that should stop.

  • Wow, I just bumped into this but very interesting, informative….different. I love this! Got me really perked up and thinking.

  • 2 millionaires talking about poor people. Your loans are higher because your credit sucks. Fix the men leaving kids behijd first numb nuts

  • MLK stated "i dont want reperations. Ive seen what your welfare has done to my people. "

    Best way to keep a race down is to make them dependant.

  • Trevor lied a little bit in this video because he bought the line about Michael Jackson being a pedophile hook, line, and sinker. I saw no evidence that he read multiple sources around that topic because anyone who did would understand those allegations were a complete farce. I still like the guy though. He likely had no choice because the corporate media masters were only interested in perpetuating the lie against MJ for some nefarious reason of their own. Likely to cover up real allegations of their powerful friends in media and Hollywood in general.

  • What Trevor is actually saying is what Donald Trump says fake news.
    It's just 10 mins with everyone screaming at each other laughing and playing around.

    Americans don't have a really basis of fact.

    The view, Wendy , and other outlet of gubbrish.

  • And if you can't see how the democratic party has purposely kept black people down for political power,you dont understand american politics at all.

  • I love these two.I really do .I fell in love with Trevor's grandma too.Two intelligent black men so happy to see they have their platforms.

  • it's going to be very hard to find somene to replace trevor if he steps down from TDS. In s.a we say his "isqengqe"🇿🇦 smart guy🙌🏾

  • America will be way better for everyone when Black people are finally compensated for centuries of free labor.

  • Problem is, the people who committed these actions aren’t the ones paying for it. It’s by Americans that are not racist for the faults of a handful that are not even 1% of the US population, that will pay the price.

  • They never will do it willingly. Simply because look at us with nothing we are great. With something the 1 percent fear they will get swallowed up by us.

  • Kind of funny Trevor didn't pop this dumb shit in AFRICA. You come to America and reaping some of the benefits and now you got a lot to say. And Charlamagne, try using your platform to inform the Black community that the Black politicians that's been in office since you were in grammar school (and still being voted in) has done nothing for them. Why keep this issue under the rug?

  • REPERATIONS? Where was that word in the 2 terms your (so called) BLACK President was in office? Y'all got to come better than that. Bigger issues than that BULLSHIT. You know it and I know it.

  • So now compensation for blacks is a hand out? Charlemagne makes it a point to say it's not about payment and that's sad.

  • Made amends to the people we had harmed please look into Marianne Williamson she is running for president and has much to say about this subject

  • Why do you want to be equal with your oppressors. I look at things like Malcolm X we should like to be Greater. In a lot of ways we are equal black on black crime how we are killing each other. We have become our own Oppressors thank to the systems misdirecting our communities.

  • reparations…lmao…there will be none for any….none current were slaves, no whites current owned slaves…but the idea sounds good, ie: owning slaves

  • But nobody alive in America did anything wrong. Nobody here is a slave, and nobody here owned slaves. Sorry, none of you are getting sht, so just drop it.

  • But they're mad when South Africans say we're going to take our land back. Haitians should take their land back.

  • Mitc was stealing slves checks
    Its not a fuckin hand out if it is we need 200 trillion qhote folks got hand out in 1965 why Martin Luther King is dead he wanted it for hos own people too ask yang gang fuck we aint beggi g for shit we demanding
    On top of crushing racism make it unaffordable

  • White folks dont speed why because they dont want points or ticket fines#
    White racost park where they suppose to behind fine
    White folks dont park in handicap behind steep fines
    My race skin is worth 100 trillions make it unaffordable crush racsim

  • President Trump has put out a RNC Survey asking supporters about Reparations ! But all you Haters didn't get one ?

  • This argument regarding reparations is ridiculous. I understand that people that were directly involved with slavery were completely mistreated and a possibility of any potential legacy was destroyed, but having a new generation pay a new generation for a problem neither generations were directly involved in is just absurd. I'm sure after I make that statement the counter argument is that, "we still feel the effects of slavery". Well, how do you explain millions of non-blacks in America that are in poverty and do not get the same opportunities as the wealthier class? Its not about race, its about status! I was born in the 80's, I had a multiracial, multicultural upbringing. Not because of tolerance – but because I grew up poor! Like I said, Its not a race issue. Poor white people were not owners of plantations and people. So yes, as TN says, its about framing, and when you frame it up, it makes no sense! Really! Should we go through all history and provide reparations for everyone who got a raw deal in life? If your answer is yes, I think you need to investigate the groups of people that have been mistreated throughout history and figure out if you yourself are actually from a family, or share genetics with anyone who was involved in heinous acts against others. I am sure you will find that no one is innocent. If one would look for some ancestor of a person that perpetrated a terrible act and demand that the contemporary population of relatives are responsible for their actions, we would ALL surely owe someone something. Let the hateful comments begin!

  • If we have Reparations will West Africans pay part of the cost since they were complicant in the Slave Trade . What about Whites that had nothing to do with Slavery . How are you gonna figure out who is entitled and who isn't .

  • Simply love love love hearing him speak. He speaks with sense, knowledge and understanding. He is simply brilliant in my eyes. Good segment.

  • I feel they both make a point, but they're something off balance. Just pay attention to the difference between both.

  • White people think blacks are racist sily because we talk about thier raciist nature . So thier new come back is calling blacks racist . Hey white people . Thats not how it works and never will work for when yall do that bs .

    You will always be called out for you bs by us . We mnow what you will do before you do it . You will deflect by talking about something way off track as you always do .

    Bu buh buh Obama did this and that , wtf ever . What does that have to do with all these mass shooters who arr white .

  • I'm a white man who wants reparations bad. If they give u niggaz money on Monday……………it'll be in my pocket by Wednesday.

  • If you think it's reparations will be a good thing, take a look at Indian reservations and our welfare system

  • 'I read everything and question everything'…..wish that was actually true. Some of the pieces of the daily show are terribly biased and under researched. I say this as a fan…

  • 🔨🚅"Oooh, My Goodnesssss," People Get Ready, The Trump train is coming ! I love it when a plan comes together! There will be people dancing in the streets…!! American Born Black Men For President Trump!! WWG1WGA!! ***(Can't you hear all the Cackling, Clucking Hens and the Roosters Crowing?!!)***

  • Never forget people, all the so Pro Black people, the ALL have a with wife!! All of them!!!! After the whole act they be doing there going back to there white wife and family in law! I'm just saying…Don't get stuck up in there act

  • Europe. Owe Africa O America O. We where stolen, sold out, like live stock. We still here. Give us OUR respects and Money?

  • Invite a conservative comedian next time like idk, Steven Crowder. This is just a liberal agreeing with another liberal.

  • I love Trevor Noah. I am so happy that Charlemagne asked good questions and listened without interruption for once. He didn’t give regurgitated catch phrases he has heard elsewhere. Noah is brilliantly read, he understand his history and ours as #ADOS. This was actually a good interview. Now, bring the #ADOS founders on and let’s build in a positive way for the culture.

  • First of all America didn’t bomb the shit out of the Middle East the middle east bombed the shit out of the Middle East!
    Second if Trevor Noah wasn’t so green he would know that solutions, treaties and ceases have been tried and applied since 1948 and didn’t work!

  • It's a shame how truly fkn stupid and bafoonish Charlemagne is. As a black American male its truly sickening

  • Germany to Namibia x king leopold to Congo ..

  • so this is completely off topic, but everything I feel has truly been said (good,bad,and thought provoking) in the comments. Is it weird for a technical colorist, (I.e. Gregory white) to hear conversations about some one being a colorist from a societal perspective. Would they find it more odd when they hear people say they don't see color, when it's literally their job.

  • Think this over thoroughly. The New World Order is in effect. They are trying to feminize Black men. A lot of us are uneducated. (JAY-Z) We are in need of High School and College. They don't want or don't know how to disperse ADOS because they feel it will be a waste. DUH!!!People are going to get angry at this but ADOS should be given to us in Education. All black people (and if your not alive at the time they dispense this) then your Children should not have to pay to go to College. Use some of the money to build more colleges and Doctor Institutions. This will help black people to unite and build their on community once again._(ツ)_/¯¯_(ツ)_/¯¯_(ツ)_/¯👀 ~~~**foots**~~~👣

  • Noah, your diction and knowledge of the english language, SUPERB, Charalmagne on the other hand is at a 3rd grade level. Charlamagne definitely out of his league compared to Trevor.

  • I honestly dont think It should be only the American government that should have to pay theres other countries to but up until the point that america became an independent state its self

  • The Truth of Statutory Law and Slave Reparations

    Anyone thinking that the U.S. Government has legal obligations or liable for "Slave Reparations" is obviously totally ignorant of "Statutory Law". When the U.S. Government paid Slave Owners "Reparations" for freeing their slaves, it is like what you would expect that if the government knocked on your door and commandeering your car or house… or forced you off your land so they could build a highway where your house stands. You would be within your legal rights to demand to be paid for your losses. The U.S. Government by freeing the Slaves which were bought lawfully and owned lawfully and not a crime until AFTER emancipation changed the law, cannot rob you of property (like your car, home or slaves) without compensation.

    Blacks were not bought or captured by the U.S. Government, so they have no responsibility or liability in compensating Slaves. Slaves may have a case against those who captured them or sold them into slavery but not the U.S. Government who was not a party to any of that. Those responsible for capturing and enslaving Blacks were various Afrikan Tribes, warlords, and countries that were involved in capturing, selling their Prisoners Of War or debtor citizens that had not paid a debt. Portuguese sailors involved in shipping and selling slaves to the "New World" may to a lesser degree be culpable, though that would be a tougher case to prove since they were only "middle men". Those are the PROPER parties that Blacks might have a chance of having a legal leg to stand on in bringing a "Class Action Suit" against.

    Now you know… pass it on to the rest of the ignoramuses that are "barking up the wrong tree".

  • The MYTH of 40 Acres and A Mule

    The "forty acres and a mule" argument is invalid and has no legal grounds.

    It's origins come from Sherman's Field Order #15 to temporarily… TEMPORARILY… settle the problem of the growing band of refugee Slaves and… AND… White Union sympathizers that followed Sherman and his army of Union soldiers as they marched through the South battling and defeating Confederate forces.

    It is important to understand that FIELD ORDERS are ONLY enforceable during a state of Marshal Law, which means that ONLY while a territory is under the control and command of a military force (Marshal Law). The Military has NO POWER or authority to make laws outside the period of time when Marshal Law is in force. So once the war was over the order is "null and void" unless CONGRESS (which is the only constitutional body of government allowed to make permanent laws) votes to extend or make permanent the Field Order. Congress NEVER did, in fact, President Andrew Johnson not only did not extend it but returned the land to its rightful Southern owners for legal reasons. That in itself should lay to rest anyone's STUPID attempt to argue that Field Order #15 was somehow a promise or legal statute to base a claim that the United States Government owes or promised anything of the sort to freed slaves.

    But let's look closer to fully understand and appreciate the reasons and circumstances surrounding the declaring by Sherman of his Field Order #15. The order was made at a point when General Sherman and his troops had torn a path during battles from South Carolina to Georgia and in "Liberating the South" had accumulated a following of some 40,000 refugees left homeless as a result of his "Scorched Earth" policy of burning everything in his path. Forced by Lincolns orders to protect the refugees his methods had created, Sherman found himself babysitting a growing mob of hungry, helpless people with nowhere to go. Sherman, to rid himself of this burden, proposed Field Order #15 that would TEMPORARILY redistribute 40 acres of land to each REFUGEE family (regardless of whether they were Black or White, or whether they were former slaves or Free) and use of a mule to till the soil (if any were available). In this way he could rid himself of this hungry mob of tag-alongs and concentrate on his military duties and go back to reapportioning his meager supplies to his troops instead of having to share and spread them out to the whole refugee population. It was a brilliant solution that would anchor the refugees so they would no longer follow the troops in hopes of a handout and give refugees a means to provide for themselves instead.

    Now it should be noted that this Field Order ONLY had any effect or authority over the lands that Sherman's troops had conquered and only for the 40,000 refugees under his supervision. So anyone claiming that this Field Order covered EVERY former Slave in EVERY state of the Union is not only absurdly WRONG, but should immediately be forced to take a drug test to see what drugs they are on, a psychological evaluation to see if they are crazy and a IQ test to see how stupid they are and then have them forcibly institutionalized.

    A few more points that should be logically obvious but not surprisingly escapes the idiots that propose this idiotic "Black Reparation" handout proposition. Firstly, the best case scenario would ONLY be that it would only apply to the 40,000 refugees that Sherman was responsible for, not EVERY former Slave and even less so every African American in the U.S. today just because they are Black but having no American Slave heritage. Not every African American today is the descendant of these 40,000 refugees and even less so is it true that every African-American today is a descendant of an American Slave. Many, if not most of the present day African-Americans came to the United States AFTER… AFTER the end of slavery so they don't deserve reparations for a slavery not imposed on them. Many present day African-Americans came from Central and South America where even if they were slaves in those countries or descendants of slaves there, they have to go petition THOSE governments for reparations.

    Good luck with that! I can just see Haitian-Americans and Jamaican Americans, for example, trying to squeeze out a penny from those shithole governments that constantly are begging other countries for money and free handouts. LOL!!! So, someone like Kamala Harris whose father is from India and mother is from Haiti would get ZERO anyway from the U.S. government. She can go crying to Haiti and demand "Reparations" from them.

  • Part 1

    Japanese-American Internment Redress

    Yes, the U.S. Government has been SUED in court by Japanese-Americans for reparations for their illegal arrest and imprisonment as well as losses of land and property associated with the Internment of Japanese Americans during the WWII. In 1948, Japanese we given the opportunity to file for damages for the loss of land and property provided they could show documentation for property claimed, and in 1988, an additional $20,000 per SURVIVING detainee was paid as a "Redress" payment. NONE to those already deceased by 1988.

    Internment of Japanese Americans (see Aftermath section)

    Unlike in the case of the Japanese-American internments, former Slave and their offspring have no property loss to sue for nor improper enslavement laws to base a case on. Further, in the case of the Japanese internees, Franklin D. Roosevelt as president of the United States by Executive Order personally ordered the relocation and imprisonment of these people, making the U.S. Government directly responsible. Whereas in the case of American Slaves, no representative of the U.S. government was involved… no order given to enslave anyone and no slaves ordered to be brought to the United States. Also in the case of the claim by the Japanese-Americans, only the LIVING survivors themselves received "redress" payments, NOT their survivors.

    So as I stated in my earlier comment, there is no case to be made against the U.S. Government because you cannot connect the U.S. Government with any blame for slave being made or brought to the U.S. The U.S. has NO RESPONSIBILITY!!!

  • Part 2

    Jim Crow

    "Jim Crow" laws were enacted on State and local levels, not by the U.S. Government and therefore any claim based on those laws would have to be made on a state by state basis. However, as unfair as those laws may have been, they were lawfully created, ratified and put into practice by the lawmakers in those states and were NEVER found to be unconstitutional. Public opinion pressured State and local legislators to repeal these laws but they were never found to violate the Constitution, so once again there is no case to be made against the U.S. Government and probably no case on the State and local level either. So, good luck on your State and local cases which would only apply to citizen in those particular states, NOT on a national level.

  • Part 3

    Native American Reparations

    Native American Reparations WERE legal under Statutory Law because the U.S.

    GOVERNMENT (not individuals or local authorities) signed treaties (which are binding contracts) that were later VIOLATED and BROKEN by the U.S. Government. When taken to court, the U.S. Supreme Court found the suits were valid and decided in favor of the various Indian Nations who brought the suits. It did not make a sweeping decision on ALL treatment of Indians or all the indian nations, only the ones who brought suit. In other words, you must petition a claim against the U.S. Government the same way you would sue a neighbor or business and then have it litigated in the courts and convince a judge that your claim is lawful, valid, timely and quantifiable. They did for those Indians in some cases and denied others based on written treaties and broken agreements and the argument presented before the court.

    What "Treaty" or "Agreement" did Slaves make with the U.S. Government or what documents have they to show that the U.S. Government violated a law or contract made with them individually or collectively… LIKE THE INDIANS SHOWED!

  • Part 4

    Jewish World War II Reparations

    Jews NEVER got "Reparations" from Americans, though America was instrumental in securing "Reparations" for them from the German people, dopey! Stop getting your information from purely Afrocentric sources. Read an ENCYCLOPEDIA on "Jewish Reparations". Your Racist Black sources are LYING to you and you just gobble it up without the brains to FACT CHECK what they tell you. BOY are you gullible!

    Paste a link to an ENCYCLOPEDIA entry if you think otherwise as proof.

  • Part 5

    Sue the Afrikan tribes, Afrikan warlords and Afrikan countries that captured, imprisoned and traded slaves for money and goods. There is at least a chance there. Why won't you even talk about that? Is it because you think they don't have money to pay and it's all about the money?… or is it because they have black skin and you are too racist to go after a like Black group?

  • Great interview, I have learned so much from this Brother Trevor.I have become more careful when using and choosing my words when speaking.

  • Trevor questions himself just about EVERYTHING and finds honest solutions without being bias or influenced by whatever source… l've been operating like this too for a while now. I would advice it to everyone. It gets you woke

  • America has a lot of racism in it and the system is not working for people of color and not being giving a straight answer from our leaders is smothering the voice of people who contribute to the workforce. We need new Leaders.

  • Great for entertainment. However, these men are not economist,politician or even scholars. Blk America please stop allowing entertainers to be you politicians.