Thanksgiving Isn't Racist | Change My Mind


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  • StevenCrowder
    StevenCrowder   3 weeks back

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

      AARON VDB  1 weeks 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


    • 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

      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?

  • OnlyHuman StillAnAnimal
    OnlyHuman StillAnAnimal  2 minutes back

    She was not a prick.
    Sounds like she's being a bit of a sweet little PRICK

    • Rampsonton boy aka Randalananton boy I’m gay and

      She hates thanksgiving but calls natives Indians 😂🤣😂🤣😂
      I swear these hipsters are goofy af

      • Barry Westman
        Barry Westman  2 hours back

        1:36 lol I’ve been on 4 months of a 6 month tour, I wanna go home and participate in Thanksgiving!

        • bvk stha
          bvk stha  3 hours back

          American people don't they have moral.
          Even basic one, like killing is wrong, stealing is wrong, telling lie is wrong. No matter which religion you belong to. And if u follow d ethics so dearly, why dont u live in a stone age.

          • Charles Cashell
            Charles Cashell  4 hours back

            Bring a hardcopy of a dictionary to define racism and prejudice.

            • Nathan Cooper
              Nathan Cooper  4 hours back

              I think we can all give the Muslim girl a break she don't know nothing about American history because of what she is

              • AwoudeX
                AwoudeX  6 hours back

                'racist', 'sexist' and all the other labels that get thrown around, are thrown around to hijack the conversation and draw in the power that it gives.

                • 1 Proud American
                  1 Proud American  8 hours back

                  *Especially the sad little people in the beginning of this video.*
                  *The most leftist idiots at UT Texas come from somewhere else. They're not real Texans. They're bused in from leftist states for school and to stick up the joint and to riot.*
                  *"They're useless idiots".*

                  • Derrick La'mamino
                    Derrick La'mamino  14 hours back

                    I just want to bring up the flaws in Stevens argument.
                    1 the natives didn’t domesticated horses because horses weren’t native to America at that time

                    2 native Americans did have a wheel but lacked domesticated animals who could use them

                    3 Native American cultured differed with every tribe, so its unfair to all natives were ripping out hearts and so on

                    4 lastly the whole rape and pillage thing, almost every culture globally did that when they conquered someone else and it even continued to modern times, so it’s unfair to say only natives did them

                    • drshlotzkin
                      drshlotzkin  7 hours back

                      1. Indians were always portrayed on horseback which is not correct.

                      2. The point is that they hadn't domesticated any animals. Thus not needing the wheel. And maybe because of this they didnt learn to develop agriculture and other things which leads surplus labor to invent and innovate.

                      3. He's specifically talking about the ones that DID do it. Why does #notall need to be said?

                      4. Wow, did we watch the same video? He specifically says that. Somehow when white western europeans do it that is the worst thing that could ever happen. They were the least brutal expansionists to have ever existed yet get blamed the most. Maybe they should have just wiped out everyone instead of trying to get along to a point of giving the losers their own territory, rights, etc. Not one other culture/races/peoples would have done this. Crowder also points out other things too... you really should rewatch the video.

                  • Sarkon Covasko
                    Sarkon Covasko  17 hours back

                    I graduated a couple of years ago; when did the definition of racism and prejudice change? Because it wasn't like that when I was in school.

                    Also, I just gotta say Steve; no culture's superiority can be determined by another culture. If you disagree with how a culture does things, then all you can say is that you prefer your culture. But there is no objective cultural superiority. Especially if you have a culture.

                    • Sarkon Covasko
                      Sarkon Covasko  25 minutes back

                      @drshlotzkin Way to act like a Lefty. To our culture, all of those things are terrible and I'm glad they aren't the norm, but what if the Nazis won? Then we'd all be accustomed to murdering people who don't agree with our way of life and it would be weird otherwise. In that universe, their culture would be superior because it rids the world of the "impure" or whatever they call us. Don't confuse your culture and morality with absolute superiority. That's ignorant and elitist. Try thinking about it without emotion for a second and it'll make sense. No one culture can claim superiority.

                    • drshlotzkin
                      drshlotzkin  7 hours back

                      "no culture's superiority can be determined by another culture. If you disagree with how a culture does things, then all you can say is that you prefer your culture. But there is no objective cultural superiority. Especially if you have a culture."

                      So the Nazi culture wasn't better or worse than others? Or child/human sacrifice is totally cool with you as long as its a-okay in a culture? Slavery?

                      Wow, just wow.

                  • Sergio
                    Sergio  18 hours back

                    How can she confuse racism with PREJUDICE?

                    • Special Ed yaay
                      Special Ed yaay  18 hours back

                      Everything whitey celebrates is racist

                      • Tyler Edgar
                        Tyler Edgar  21 hours back

                        My tribe doesn’t celebrate Columbus Day. He didn’t discover anything we were already here.

                        • drshlotzkin
                          drshlotzkin  6 hours back

                          It was a discovery for the "western" world. Why are you people so stupid? Its no wonder you lost. You should be grateful that they left some of you alive. If it was another group of people you would be extinct.

                      • Typhoid Feverr
                        Typhoid Feverr  22 hours back

                        only in america does everyone bring something to the thanksgiving table yet the guy who owns the table gets to keep 9/10th of this bountiful harvest for himself. if you dont think thats racist, maybe you are just an asshole

                        • MA-121
                          MA-121  22 hours back

                          HAPPY Thanksgiving ! these people are misinformed and stupid. we need to get rid of these idiots.

                          • RayytheHomeyy
                            RayytheHomeyy  23 hours back

                            These liberal kids defend countries, and cultures where they would not have the right to criticize any aspect of it, but they attack the country where they live and have the freedom to do so.

                            • niklas johansson
                              niklas johansson  24 hours back

                              I hate people who persist they are right even tho they dont know whst they are talking about

                              • Jacrispie Jackson
                                Jacrispie Jackson  1 days back

                                The girl towards the end said I think 10 times before she even made a statement

                                • Bob Smoot
                                  Bob Smoot  1 days back

                                  The liberal college kids aren’t going to seek out viewpoints and ideas that challenge their mind to think a little harder?
                                  Huh. If only there was some way to bring the process to them. Maybe a congenial format where you could sit down, one-in-one with them and discuss things in a non-threatening environment? Maybe have it in a public place where anyone is welcome? Maybe have a bottle of water available if they need it?
                                  Hmmm...If only...

                                  • Bob Smoot
                                    Bob Smoot  1 days back

                                    Blondie doesn’t like the fact that the title is ‘triggering.’ College kids NEED to be triggered.
                                    That used to be called developing critical thinking and logic skills.
                                    The unchallenged mind is a very weak mind, susceptible to being led into all sorts of foolishness.

                                    • Bob Smoot
                                      Bob Smoot  1 days back

                                      People are arguing about something different because they’ve been taught that the Pilgrims were ‘evil racist genociders’ and that Thanksgiving is ‘racist.’
                                      Hence why Change My Mind was born.

                                      • Devon Patterson
                                        Devon Patterson  1 days back

                                        The left use holidays to sow guilt through the mechanism of historical transgressions, to push the agenda of the day. the rational rest of us use holidays to showcase and celibate triumphs, to be used as an example of what the best of society and humanity can achieve. the difference? One is an act to control, the other an act to inspire.

                                        • Terry Williams
                                          Terry Williams  1 days back

                                          Who said Thanksgiving was racist?

                                          • Bob Smoot
                                            Bob Smoot  1 days back

                                            There was no right way for the Pilgrims to come to America?
                                            Well, let’s all pack up and move back to Europe. They’ve had the bubonic plague and two World Wars which costs millions, perhaps billions of lives. Seems like a safer bet than staying on the land we traded for and bought from the Indians.
                                            I suppose some of us will have to move back to the Islamic Ebola paradise of Africa, or the Organ-Harvesting Communist pollution capitol of the world (China), or to the Wild-Southwest narcostates of Mexico and Central America (which we’ll have to rename, since that genocidal maniac Columbus named them America upon landing and trading with the natives peacefully while requiring his men to trade fairly, rather than taking advantage of the Indians poor valuation of gold versus trinkets).
                                            Let’s let the greatest, most free, most prosperous society in human history fall into decay and ruin since there was no right way for the Pilgrims to come here.
                                            Oh, and we’re taking our horses and wheels and respect for human life in general (and women in particular) with us.

                                            • Bob Smoot
                                              Bob Smoot  1 days back

                                              The problem with a lot of these kids’ viewpoint is that they want all of us to “acknowledge” the non-existent genocide of the Indians. If we ‘acknowledge’ that a lie is the truth, then there can be no more debate and their viewpoint becomes dominant. There is no more objective truth after that point. Only opinions and public sentiment.

                                              That’s why we cannot and will not acknowledge the genocide of the Indians. Because it is a lie and not the truth.

                                              • Bob Smoot
                                                Bob Smoot  1 days back

                                                It is very easy to make the point that Thanksgiving Isn’t Racist, this is true. Because Thanksgiving isn’t racist.

                                                • Bob Smoot
                                                  Bob Smoot  1 days back

                                                  College students are not as well-informed? Who knew? Maybe we should raise the voting age to 25?

                                                  • Bob Smoot
                                                    Bob Smoot  1 days back

                                                    “It’s blurry.”
                                                    “It’s not blurry.”
                                                    “I think it’s blurry.”
                                                    “It’s not blurry historically.”


                                                    • Bob Smoot
                                                      Bob Smoot  1 days back

                                                      The uncanny similarity of the arguments put forth by each student is clear and convincing evidence that this is not something they know from personal research (including the lack of supporting facts beyond their initial premise), but rather something they’ve been fed in the classroom.
                                                      Maybe professors ought to be eligible for recall by the public like politicians are? Leftist professors are doing twice as much harm as any politician.

                                                      • Bob Smoot
                                                        Bob Smoot  1 days back

                                                        The third guy wins it for his closing remark, hands down!

                                                        • sympnia
                                                          sympnia  1 days back

                                                          I am older. Its funny how the argument has evolved over the years. In 2001, the racist quality of Thanksgiving that many on the left argued was more about the stereotypes and way the parties of the original event are portrayed... and the way it offensively played out on the thousands of elementary school classrooms as nonsense depictions so far from reality. That is the racist component(newer definitions mix(confuse?) racism with cultural relativism and not just genetics). The national holiday, the vision of Lincoln for unity. That is not racist . So i agree that with Steven Crowder that the schools fail us by not training to teach the true unifying nationalist emphasis, but would argue also that people can take a chill pill and let little kids dress up and do nonsense because their just kids.

                                                          • Bob Smoot
                                                            Bob Smoot  1 days back

                                                            I give the second girl credit for being willing to listen after she got past her initial combativeness.

                                                            • Trissy Senpai
                                                              Trissy Senpai  1 days back

                                                              What is this society we live in 🤦🏻‍♂️
                                                              Geez , everything is racist , homophobic , sexist etc

                                                              • Caillous Step Dad
                                                                Caillous Step Dad  1 days back

                                                                I’ve never heard anyone say that the day itself is racist. I hate when he frames his questions like this to to avoid the other points of a debate. No the day isn’t racist but the white people who parade around in feather headbands are. The biggest problem about the holiday is everyone forgets the roots of it and it’s just become another thing Americans think is a Christian holiday that they invented.

                                                                • dripnathol
                                                                  dripnathol  2 days back

                                                                  Next one: Artists doing drugs make the music better.

                                                                  • JN KN
                                                                    JN KN  2 days back

                                                                    The girl at the beginning in the blue shirt was a very sweet. I don’t agree with her on everything but she seemed very reasonable and kind.

                                                                    • Zuleny G
                                                                      Zuleny G  2 days back

                                                                      THANKS GIVING IS RACIST. Learn the real history

                                                                      • pee wee
                                                                        pee wee  2 days back

                                                                        finally...thought provoking

                                                                        • Will Hancock
                                                                          Will Hancock  2 days back

                                                                          Bro crowder went in in the first girl

                                                                          • Dalek 2150
                                                                            Dalek 2150  2 days back

                                                                            Crowder: 'They were ripping out hearts".....
                                                                            UT Greta: "I just never believed, I'm not pro-, my point was- I think that- But I'm also saying, I don't think we have the right to-, you know what I'm saying?
                                                                            Crowder: o_O

                                                                            • Will Hancock
                                                                              Will Hancock  2 days back

                                                                              Thanksgiving isn’t racist, in fact it’s actually about putting aside our differences and giving thanks for our similarities and about sharing our culture. If any thing thanksgiving is the opposite of racist but rather Epstein didn’t kill him self.

                                                                              • jake
                                                                                jake  2 days back

                                                                                steven DM me and debate me. bring me on your show. you are really really really dumb

                                                                                • TotallyRadDad
                                                                                  TotallyRadDad  2 days back

                                                                                  The 2nd girl: I saw a video and that's why I believe what I say. 😆
                                                                                  Then Crowder starts to state we should be taught the facts of both sides and all of the sudden she has to go to class. 😆 😆 😆

                                                                                  • LunarJaguar
                                                                                    LunarJaguar  2 days back

                                                                                    Everything is racist nowadays

                                                                                    • Jesse Dirazonian
                                                                                      Jesse Dirazonian  2 days back

                                                                                      I kept thinking there was eyelashes or dog hair on my screen cuz the stairs behind u

                                                                                      • Thundermark Perun
                                                                                        Thundermark Perun  2 days back

                                                                                        *The party of slavery that started the Civil War and murdered the legitimate Republican president who won the Civil War wants to remove the national holiday that said president brought into being to unite the nation...* 🤔
                                                                                        Imagine my shock.

                                                                                        • Jake Kaim
                                                                                          Jake Kaim  2 days back

                                                                                          I feel like racism is just starting to be a trend