Thanksgiving Isn't Racist | Change My Mind


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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  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?

  • ambition x
    ambition x  15 minutes back

    key words used by parrots: acknowledge, mass genocide, inherently racist, acknowledge

    • I'm on The wrong video
      I'm on The wrong video  35 minutes back

      Hispanics will be better than you always racist guy

      • Kleiner
        Kleiner  42 minutes back

        Do liberals know what they are saying

        • Amateurish Author
          Amateurish Author  45 minutes back

          Honestly, 'Thanksgiving is racist' shouldn't be a talking point, because it's a celebration in rememberance of a symbol of peace and unity, what SHOULD be talked about is the fact that the histories (the good and the bad) around the people who first did it is being mostly neglected by schools.

          • Kleiner
            Kleiner  54 minutes back

            The first girl was so nice tho

            • idahoan dude
              idahoan dude  1 hours back

              Don't tell lefties about the fact that native american tribes killed, tortured, and raped other tribes over land all the damn time. They forget when any non-white people commit atrocities.

              • Bob Smoot
                Bob Smoot  4 hours back

                Thank you for explaining what it means to be an American! The ‘we’re a nation of immigrants’ trope is SO old and tired, and I now have a better answer to it. I understood what it means to be an American, but now I can verbalize it more cogently.

                • Bob Smoot
                  Bob Smoot  4 hours back

                  The thing that most confuses me about leftists is they absolutely, categorically refuse to condemn anything at all as evil or wrong, unless it’s a conservative ideal. Want to murder your child pre or post birth? There’s a leftist that supports your ‘right’ to do so. Want to have sex with anything that moves on two legs, four legs, or fins? There’s a leftist that supports it. Want to penalize people who do good? There’s a leftist that supports it...Want to condemn slavery, the rape of women, and the sacrificing of children in brutal torturous ways? Now all of the leftists think you’re a racist because you said a brown/black/red/yellow/green person was wrong in their actions and ought to have been stopped. It’s so illogical and backwards that it defies reason to even attempt to explain it.

                  • Bob Smoot
                    Bob Smoot  5 hours back

                    Thank you for pointing out that some cultures are just better. No two ways about it. A culture that doesn’t rape and enslave women IS BETTER than a culture that does. Objectively. Subjectively. Any way you want to look at it. This is pure, indisputable truth.

                    • Bob Smoot
                      Bob Smoot  5 hours back

                      I yell at my phone more when watching the guests on Change My Mind than any other time. The sheer ignorance of today’s college crowd is just stunningly appalling! Do they never read? Is there no intellectual curiosity??

                      • howard mcmillian
                        howard mcmillian  5 hours back

                        Dude you have some great songs in your videos

                        • MondayMoustache
                          MondayMoustache  6 hours back

                          I love how Steven can bring out a persons true colors, even after "agreeing" on so many semantics he will show that person things about themselves and the world that they had never thought of before.

                          • Justin Marsh
                            Justin Marsh  7 hours back

                            The first girl agrees we should totally celebrate Thanksgiving, but the topic is "Thanksgiving Isn't Racist, Change My Mind... so why would you want to celebrate it if you think it's racist? Give up your seat please.

                            • Ken Dring
                              Ken Dring  7 hours back

                              So, she basically sat there 12 min and said it was racist and we had to acknowledge what we did bla bla, and when Crowder said, if we acknowledge it, can we then celebrate it?

                              THIS IS HER RESPONSE????? 50:00

                              • sloughWaya
                                sloughWaya  8 hours back

                                Eh yo rawg thanksgiving the day the blanket was handed to us so sum natives celebrate this day n sum don’t but either way the past is the past and ya can’t change it. I think it should still b a holiday n the fact that it doesn’t really reflect colonialism anymore n it’s more a family holiday, n what person don’t like to b round they family?

                                • Mike K
                                  Mike K  8 hours back

                                  What the first girl doesn't seem to understand is that at the time of colonialism, the general idea was "if you can't defend it, you don't deserve to have it." Under those principles, different nations DID have the "right" to take over. The people who can't or won't understand this need to stop seeing history through a modern lens.

                                  • Hannah Baumgartner
                                    Hannah Baumgartner  8 hours back

                                    1st girl very well spoken and rational. Neither patronizing nor radical, she is educated in what she is talking about and supports her argument thoughtfully.

                                    • PUCCAN
                                      PUCCAN  10 hours back

                                      You should of dressed up as a Native American. and then when people accuse you of culture appropriation, u could’ve replied , I’m not dressed as a Native American? dare you assume this is a native Americans attire, I’m dressed as a fictional character I made up

                                      • Kayla Austin
                                        Kayla Austin  10 hours back

                                        "I dont think we should step in and tell other cultures what to do" ummm well how about all these liberals calling for us to help other countries, what about all the liberals calling for freedom of speech to be taken away, amd guns to be taken away, and religion to be taken away? Its bad for us to tell the Indians to stop ripping out hearts because of their beliefs but it's ok to tell americans to give up all their beliefs

                                        • Kayla Austin
                                          Kayla Austin  11 hours back

                                          We should remeber the ost so we dont repeat it (says the same people calling for statues to be ripped down, text books to be changed, and god knows what else) well we try to remind them people like hillary are.literally following in hitlere footsteps and theh shut it down

                                          • Gregg Tompos
                                            Gregg Tompos  11 hours back

                                            bugs me how the left/liberals/democrats want to put todays morals on historical people & events then cry that they shouldn't be acknowledged. Do they not understand that a lot has changed morally & socially since those days & unless you lived in that time you can't understand or claim to understand the situation to that degree?

                                            • Gregg Tompos
                                              Gregg Tompos  11 hours back

                                              they all loved bringing up disease as part of their argument do they not realize germs weren't even a concept back then? Hell they just thought people got sick because they got sick didn't know how or why it happen

                                              • Gregg Tompos
                                                Gregg Tompos  11 hours back

                                                so did the last girl not realize that the only reason steven was framing it the way he did was because that's how liberals (many of which are students) are framing it in that way?

                                                • MrHefe
                                                  MrHefe  11 hours back

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                                                  • Gregg Tompos
                                                    Gregg Tompos  11 hours back

                                                    if europeans sought to wipe out natives do they actually believe they'd still exist today? I mean unlike jews during the holocaust natives had no place to flee to nor anyone to help them fight against & stop those trying to slaughter them.

                                                    • Gregg Tompos
                                                      Gregg Tompos  11 hours back

                                                      something tells me this muslim girl doesn't acknowledge any of those things during every ramadan but instead decided to bring it up during this video to try & make herself sound virtuous & not like a complete hypocrite. I would also like to know why she's celebrating ramadan at all if she doesn't like it & thinks it should be treated the same way she thinks thanksgiving & all other holidays should be treated in her mind

                                                      • Gregg Tompos
                                                        Gregg Tompos  11 hours back

                                                        pretty sure everyone acknowledges what happen when they are reviewing US history in schools aren't they?

                                                        • Gregg Tompos
                                                          Gregg Tompos  12 hours back

                                                          have there been any actual native american's calling thanksgiving "racist"? All i've ever seen are crazed liberals & democrats saying it (none of which have been native american)

                                                          • Gregg Tompos
                                                            Gregg Tompos  12 hours back

                                                            because they did get together peacefully & have a meal. Hell a lot of interactions between natives & europeans were peaceful. There were also a lot of instances of the natives sicking the europeans on other tribes & even more of them butchering entire settlements of europeans.

                                                            Seems like these liberals think that before Europeans showed up the natives just sat around & smoked a peace pipe all day long singing hands across america or something.

                                                            • Gregg Tompos
                                                              Gregg Tompos  12 hours back

                                                              last i check by "assimilation" in america the only thing that means is learn the language & follow our laws

                                                              • Gregg Tompos
                                                                Gregg Tompos  12 hours back

                                                                heh speaking of banning books isn't california doing that now?

                                                                • robothought
                                                                  robothought  12 hours back

                                                                  How long do Muslims have to stay in Europe until it's considered theirs?

                                                                  • Gregg Tompos
                                                                    Gregg Tompos  12 hours back

                                                                    little confused she argued that it's ok for them to rip out the heart of people because that was their way, but celebrating thanks giving or columbus day is offensive?

                                                                    • Gregg Tompos
                                                                      Gregg Tompos  13 hours back

                                                                      hmm apparently she doesn't realize that native american's govern themselves & that the US government nor anyone who enters their reservations has any authority over them

                                                                      • Gregg Tompos
                                                                        Gregg Tompos  13 hours back

                                                                        i think what we should do is let people celebrate the holiday whoever they want or if they choose don't celebrate it at all. Why is this even an issue if you dont like the holiday don't celebrate it, but don't ruin everything for those who don't think like you.

                                                                        • CaptainAmerica
                                                                          CaptainAmerica  14 hours back

                                                                          When did it become acceptable to abolish or ban something because a small percentage of people are offended by it? It seems to be happening a lot more lately.

                                                                          • djfoolio
                                                                            djfoolio  14 hours back

                                                                            Girl #1 16:30 makes her sound so stupid, girl #2 is the dumbest eastern Indian person I've listened to

                                                                            • Dustin 05
                                                                              Dustin 05  14 hours back

                                                                              First girl was nice but she got ABSOLUTELY destroyed 😂😂
                                                                              "I don't think we had the right to stop their cannibalism and slavery!" But I'm glad America went to war for the Jews... wait... WHAT?😂😂😂🤦‍♂️

                                                                              • Gregg Tompos
                                                                                Gregg Tompos  14 hours back

                                                                                love how the first girl described the way every country in history was created & destroyed, but tried to argue it was wrong because America was founded this way. So does she believe mexico & every other country is a horrible place because of the way they were settled & created?

                                                                                • Kai Burnett
                                                                                  Kai Burnett  14 hours back

                                                                                  Let’s sum it up: if you’re white straight male you’re racist privileged and cancelled. If you express free speech you’re a hateful misogynistic pig. If you disagree with someone you’re wrong. If you’re a white straight man you don’t have a say on abortion despite it being a 50/50 deal. Everything offends everyone 🗿

                                                                                  • Blake839
                                                                                    Blake839  14 hours back

                                                                                    Hmmm...The beginning of the foundation of this country basically ended warring Native American tribes who wanted to eliminate the other. Why is that not part of the narrative?

                                                                                    • James McDonnell
                                                                                      James McDonnell  15 hours back

                                                                                      All you had to say to the first woman is, "I guess we should have let the Nazis keep killing Jews." Let's see how long she says we shouldn't force people to adopt our laws.

                                                                                      • Oathbreaker
                                                                                        Oathbreaker  16 hours back

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                                                                                        • Hanna Grozier
                                                                                          Hanna Grozier  16 hours back

                                                                                          Idk why, but I feel like he was kind of rude to the second girl. She had her opinions and definitely disagreed, but she wasn't that mean or loud and stuff, she seemed kinda patient

                                                                                          • PNW HXC
                                                                                            PNW HXC  16 hours back

                                                                                            LOVE IT

                                                                                            • FuriousxStylez
                                                                                              FuriousxStylez  17 hours back

                                                                                              This lady doesnt like christmas??? Her soul is as empty as her head.

                                                                                              • W Smoltz
                                                                                                W Smoltz  18 hours back

                                                                                                The second girl hates all the holidays, but you can bet your ass she will take those days off..