Thanksgiving Isn't Racist | Change My Mind

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  • Published: 28 November 2019
  • Steven Crowder visits a college campus to have real conversations with everyday people. In this installment, he addresses the increasingly popular idea that Thanksgiving is a racist holiday.

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  • StevenCrowder
    StevenCrowder   2 weeks back

    What do you think? Is Thanksgiving racist? And how familiar were you with its history?

    • AARON VDB
      AARON VDB  5 days back

      It is incredible how much flack (or praise) White Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WASPS) receive today because of the persuasive interpretations delivered to American youth by educators in a position of trust (power, authority, influence, responsibility). Without hearing strong reasoning from both sides of every issue, students become conditioned to behave predictably, one-sidedly. Unfortunately, these students and many adults do not realize they are parroting the interpretations of others instead of truth. Many are unaware that what is personally convenient or feels good does not necessarily equate to truth.

      All this to say, the Spanish and the British came to the Americas — according to various historians. In the Americas: settlements, trade, war, and disease took the lives of many men, women and child on all sides. The weaponry, immunity, and ideas of the European settlers prevailed. The European colonists in America and European imperialists in Africa, Asia and Australia prevailed. It was the prevailing survivors who wrote the tale. Now, English language and the US Dollar, as well as Capitalism and Judeo-Christian values of the West (Asia) are the prominent currency and commodity around the globe, and envied by most.

      At one time, it was Egypt. Another time, China. Rome has its day, too. Various cultures have produced great works of art, in depth philosophies as well as enlightening spiritual practices. Great leaders, mathematicians, artists, athletes, military, and insights have come from every corner of the globe. However, today it is the USA that is supreme. The USA, like many empires before it, has inherited the accumulated wisdom and practices of the empires before it. And, like those empires, the USA cannot live forever. But, is short-sighted and self-loathing to hate everything American, or representative of American national and patriotic feeling because of past or present wrongs occurring in America. We need to do better, sure. But, let’s not forget the progress made here by the heterogeneous group here, and let’s ALL take pride in our biodiverse tribe and home.

    • l ANYEP l
      l ANYEP l  2 weeks back

      Yes

    • R
      R  2 weeks back

      Fuckboy troll bitch. I'm from the 80's where you white boys ain't cool. Change my mind cornball.

    • Dino Donati
      Dino Donati  2 weeks back

      StevenCrowder
      I personally truly do not care if these brats think it’s racist.. I’m going to celebrate anyway, and enjoy every minute of it.. Happy Thanksgiving patriots.

    • Israel-Did-9/11
      Israel-Did-9/11  2 weeks back

      If cookie monster takes 1 hour to bake a batch of cookies, how long does it take him to cook 6,000,000 cookies?

  • janajera24
    janajera24  25 minutes back

    If Lincoln wanted a holiday after the end of the civil war he shouldve just made a holiday not connected to the original Thanksgiving for example like Reunited day or something like that cause even though at that time the natives and pilgrims were at peace, Lincoln made it a holiday after all the shit the pilgrims did to the natives

    • Amanda Powers
      Amanda Powers  31 minutes back

      What is so ridiculous is the fact that these kids are being taught to hang their heads in the shame of this “white guilt” while ignoring the fact that evil has existed through all races, creeds, religions and cultures. But we aren’t allowed to talk about that because I’m sure just pointing out that FACT would be considered “inherently racist”...#talkingpoints #rhetoric #progressive #haveanoriginalthoughtwhydontcha

      • Arktikice Frost
        Arktikice Frost  35 minutes back

        Obviously the first person was afraid of coming across as racist. The cultural relativism was pretty apparent with her. Actually, the second person did that too. So filled with buzzwords. You've got to love it when they try to change topics and make excuses for what they like when Steven calls them on it. I mean, the second girl was completely normal when talking about anything that wasn't Islam.

        • janajera24
          janajera24  36 minutes back

          He sure likes to point out they havent domesticated horses

          • janajera24
            janajera24  49 minutes back

            So if aliens landed on earth have a peaceful feast with us then after 50 years they realise were barbaric cause we have inferior technology , the genocide throughout history or putting pineapple on pizza then wipe most of humanity either directly or indirectly by bringing new diseases but give us back a piece of land, (just hope it isnt florida) should the day the aliens landed be celebrated cause they were originally peaceful?

            • michael faron
              michael faron  2 hours back

              The first woman is legit reading a script.

              • The CQB’s Essay
                The CQB’s Essay  2 hours back

                5:45 when has it ever been taught that Columbus raped women? Even in knowing better’s video on Columbus where while he agrees that Columbus isn’t really important enough to have his day about him since to the United States he is really just a footnote in our history, he still goes out of his way to debunk many of the myths behind Columbus (he still says that by modern standard Columbus was not a good person, but still), and he never ever mentions in the video this myth about Columbus raping women, so my question is, if a channel like knowing better never mentioned it, where the hell did this myth come from?

                • nigelk91
                  nigelk91  2 hours back

                  Steven is so goddamn smart, he starts off by being charitable and siding with their argument, then completely blows it out the water with his vast knowledge and logic.

                  • Daniel Bowman
                    Daniel Bowman  3 hours back

                    Jewish holidays:

                    Passover celebrating....inflicting ten plagues upon the Egyptians....
                    Purim celebrating.....Throughout the Persian empire 75,000 of the Jewish peoples' enemies are killed....

                    • Pranav Mahanubhav
                      Pranav Mahanubhav  4 hours back

                      Lol.. who is saying it is..

                      • Carlos Ochoa
                        Carlos Ochoa  4 hours back

                        I love how you all feel so smug about yourselves for holding the popular opinion that the muslim girl is just playing the victim. I would urge you to see what it feels like to show empathy and compassion and stand up for the vulnerable. This makes me sick that this guy thinks he is a man but he is a disgrace. Real men show compassion and understanding, what a child.

                        • Yanni J
                          Yanni J  5 hours back

                          Im prolly not gonna finish this video just here to say I love the first girl.

                          • Miko
                            Miko  5 hours back

                            So what you’re saying is that even though land was stolen and genocides was committed we should all be thankful. 50 years of peace? The end doesn’t justify the means.

                            • Illuminati Gamer
                              Illuminati Gamer  5 hours back

                              Muslim girl got destroyed

                              • Trevor Smith
                                Trevor Smith  6 hours back

                                The newer generations are so sensitive it pisses me off. Thanksgiving is a holiday get over it!! I’m happy he goes and does this.

                                • Spiffymind AllDayLong
                                  Spiffymind AllDayLong  7 hours back

                                  The first girl doesnt believe in interfering with cultures? What about the middle eastern cultures that sell little girls into marriage to grow men who molest them? Or the culture that allowed adults to put their mouths on babies genitals? What about the African warlord who rape molest and kill tribesmen and kidnap their children? She thinks that should be allowed and noone should interfere? WTF! Then nothing anyone does is morally wrong in her eyes.

                                  • MXbass
                                    MXbass  7 hours back

                                    Suddenly every video on my suggestions is cnn. Literally every other video is cnn.

                                    • The Weasel
                                      The Weasel  7 hours back

                                      Thanksgiving isn’t racist, proceeds to dress like the European Pilgrim that he is....My name is Steven Crowder and I’m here to stir the shitpot.

                                      • Unique Name Here
                                        Unique Name Here  7 hours back

                                        Racism: Discriminating one’s color, and entire race, assuming bad for everyone in that specific race or races.

                                        Prejudice: Can be racist but is basically just assuming someone is going to do something because of their skin color

                                        Thanksgiving: A feast between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans that lasted for three days.

                                        Columbus Day: Celebrating the day that Christopher landed in “America” and basically started a whole thing with murder, slavery, and rape between the Pilgrims and the Natives.

                                        • Hugh Mann
                                          Hugh Mann  8 hours back

                                          Holy fuck I think that woman's whole idea of self was changed after this

                                          • Ty Perez
                                            Ty Perez  8 hours back

                                            I rlly liked the first girl

                                            • Ben Yaeger
                                              Ben Yaeger  8 hours back

                                              Why is it so hard for someone to admit that they just might not know everything. Humbleness is a characteristic that should be sought after more than it is.

                                              • Ben Yaeger
                                                Ben Yaeger  8 hours back

                                                I love it, "well that's pacular".

                                                • Ben Yaeger
                                                  Ben Yaeger  8 hours back

                                                  The arrogant Muslim girl needs to take a few vacations to Islamic countries to actually see how blessed she is to live in America

                                                  • Ben Yaeger
                                                    Ben Yaeger  9 hours back

                                                    How do u lift the veil on people who are so brainwashed?

                                                    • Thomas Page
                                                      Thomas Page  9 hours back

                                                      He can't just use percents he needs to understand the actual # of native americans versus colonists, 50% of native americans would majorly outnumber 30% of colonists. And I understand the 20% difference may already seem like a lot, but actually considering the real populations of both societies would blow thee numbers out of proportion. This is his main argument against the term "mass genocide", but I think he used these percentages intentionally because, in the heat of the moment, the other side may not consider the populations. Just my opinion.

                                                      • Thomas Page
                                                        Thomas Page  9 hours back

                                                        Great arguer though, lots of respect to you.

                                                    • Willie Stansbury
                                                      Willie Stansbury  10 hours back

                                                      White folk love to say "look what they do to themselves dont blame us for stepping in ad getting a piece

                                                      • Lord Voldemort
                                                        Lord Voldemort  10 hours back

                                                        Thanksgiving is not racist.... the pilgrims literally sat with another race....THE NATIVE AMERICANS.

                                                        • Ben Yaeger
                                                          Ben Yaeger  10 hours back

                                                          Henailedit.

                                                          • oli B.
                                                            oli B.  10 hours back

                                                            The second girl should know that 'mental illness' is not used. We refer to it as 'mental disorder'. Take a psychology class, girl.

                                                            • Dick Underhill
                                                              Dick Underhill  10 hours back

                                                              The liberal arts girl didn't even have to wear that shirt, i knew what she was studying the minute she opened her mouth😂

                                                              • connor benavidez
                                                                connor benavidez  11 hours back

                                                                51:53 to 52:04 is the funniest clip ever

                                                                • MHBULLSFAN
                                                                  MHBULLSFAN  12 hours back

                                                                  1st chick was trying so hard not to offend anyone lol

                                                                  • John Espy
                                                                    John Espy  12 hours back

                                                                    😂 the second one broke herself.. went into whisper like hmmm shit what if I apply this to myself 😂

                                                                    • Wilson Wu
                                                                      Wilson Wu  12 hours back

                                                                      The people that always try to change our minds are always double standard.

                                                                      • Dylan Davidson
                                                                        Dylan Davidson  12 hours back

                                                                        I don’t think it is too far fetched to say that thanksgiving is connected to the ongoing conflict of the natives and the settlers. Lincoln looked back to this specific event that proceeded all the ongoing conflict to base thanksgiving on. So yes, I think it is loosely connected to everything that happened, but that does not make modern day Thanksgiving a racist holiday.

                                                                        • Wilson Wu
                                                                          Wilson Wu  12 hours back

                                                                          lol at the 17:00 mark, rekt

                                                                          • edy Puentes
                                                                            edy Puentes  13 hours back

                                                                            37:01

                                                                            • Adam Craig
                                                                              Adam Craig  13 hours back

                                                                              That muslim just seems like a toxic miserable person tbh.

                                                                              • Brody Noblett
                                                                                Brody Noblett  13 hours back

                                                                                I wish I was born like 30 years earlier god, like just stfu and adapt to where you move to. I didn't tell you to come to Canada or the states so fuck off and for everything else as well that people wanna change.

                                                                                • RonDaDon
                                                                                  RonDaDon  13 hours back

                                                                                  Who the hell said thanksgiving is racist 👀. I feel like no matter what color you are, we can all agree that’s a time to come together, celebrate another year of life with your family, and eat some good food.

                                                                                  Tired of the racism card being over used.

                                                                                  • Reed Elo
                                                                                    Reed Elo  13 hours back

                                                                                    Idk how he keeps his cool and is so polite to these people, I would lose my shit cuz these idiots are so stupid, I would start insulting, I seriously don’t know how he kills them with kindness man😂

                                                                                    • Buster
                                                                                      Buster  13 hours back

                                                                                      Has everyone forgotten what the Spanish did to the "Mexicans" Not many of them left (Native Mexicans , Mayan, Axtec).

                                                                                      • Erie lu1999
                                                                                        Erie lu1999  14 hours back

                                                                                        Steven is a Zionist shill tho

                                                                                        • David Lopez
                                                                                          David Lopez  14 hours back

                                                                                          These kids are so stupid it's super frustrating to finish the video

                                                                                          • Rebecca Bernier
                                                                                            Rebecca Bernier  15 hours back

                                                                                            Wowee, Saffa was salty af

                                                                                            • Anon Ymous
                                                                                              Anon Ymous  15 hours back

                                                                                              I love that the first girl was very respectful and didn’t just end up yelling.