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?

    • Carrie Sims
      Carrie Sims  1 hours back

      I are amazing Steven Crowder!

      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  3 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.

  • Tino Bryant
    Tino Bryant  1 hours back

    it's getting saucy 51:50

    • Ardan Starmoon
      Ardan Starmoon  3 hours back

      YouTube is deleting your comments. #freespeech

      • King of Kings
        King of Kings  3 hours back


        • Gotta-Gomoto Gotta-Gomoto

          Alright I wanna bone Kaitlin, but I just fail in love with this dude.

          • B G
            B G  5 hours back

            Who cares

            Just try having fun and stop making drama

            • Captain Placeholder
              Captain Placeholder  6 hours back

              If that girl was my relative and i invited her over to have a meal with the family to relax and bond and she talked about slavery and oppressed minorities the whole fucking holiday, i would never invite her again.

              • Captain Placeholder
                Captain Placeholder  6 hours back

                If modern people with native american backgrounds feel offended than holiday is racist... just like modern black people can claim all white people are racist because their ancestors may have done horrible acts are racist and just like how white people are gonna say black people are racist in the next 10 years because antifa existed and did horrible things to create a race war.

                Funny how when you look at things threw a lens like this, we never fucking move on. Offense is never given, it is only taken. These people are long fucking dead, they can't harm you any fucking more but somehow you are still choosing to be harmed. And you are using this harm that you yourself have chosen to take to hurt others who did nothing fucking to you. The cycle of hate continues.

                • Alex H
                  Alex H  6 hours back

                  39:00 wow talk about an absolute miserable human being. The poster child of the Democratic Party

                  • Alex H
                    Alex H  6 hours back

                    How come these SJW's always characterize Native Americans all as the same people. Whether you are Mohegan, Cheyenne, Iroquois, Algonquin, Sioux, or Cherokee, they are all lumped together

                    • Z M
                      Z M  7 hours back

                      That Muslim chick was wearing some quite "unholy" clothing with them short shorts and no burqa.

                      • Alex Banuelos
                        Alex Banuelos  8 hours back

                        Love the First Lady

                        • MariaO
                          MariaO  9 hours back

                          Seriously stupid students here they are fighting against a holiday that’s has no shape or form of racism.. if they are soooo triggered then they should go to Chiapas because the last I heard natives are being force out their lands and their Socialist Mexican President is not doing a damn thing about it!!

                          • E A
                            E A  9 hours back

                            The first one was kinda not got all her facts straight Christopher Columbus landed in the the Philippines

                            • Ogmios Danite
                              Ogmios Danite  9 hours back

                              Indoctrination through monetary control of education ( Qatar, Saudi etc ) is obvious through the demented students comments.
                              She is Jewish - hah HAh Ha Ha!

                              • SHINES
                                SHINES  10 hours back

                                1:20:08 WHAT AN IDIOT. There were many great points made by Crowder throughout this entire video. Some I was incredibly surprised that he made and was proud of him that he did. This dumb blonde though, OOOPH. This was the stupidest "GOTCHA" try in the history of gotchas.
                                Paraphrasing- "You come here with real facts and try to capitalize off sharing said facts. HOW DARE YOU teach us facts!"
                                I sincerely hope that if her parents are paying for her to go to college, they take her out and hope she marries rich. My goodness, she is dense.
                                This is all saying a lot since he made so many great jabs with the sword of truth in this video. This girl deserved a comment for her inability to reason logically.
                                So did the Jewish girl condoning hearts being ripped out since it would be inconsiderate to tell another culture how to live life.
                                For faaacks sake.

                                • Shelby Curry
                                  Shelby Curry  12 hours back

                                  my birthday was on thanks giving this year <3

                                  • Damien Nichols
                                    Damien Nichols  13 hours back

                                    Calmn down killer calm down we all know your a killer

                                    • Damien Nichols
                                      Damien Nichols  13 hours back

                                      White Europeans are in power right now becuase of the Jewish Zionist Rothschild bank

                                      • Damien Nichols
                                        Damien Nichols  13 hours back

                                        Scalping was introduced by the french in the french and Indian wars great lakes

                                      • Damien Nichols
                                        Damien Nichols  13 hours back

                                        What about the Irish people who were also inlslaved hellow is any one home up stairs no one talks about the Irish they were considered the black man of Europe and was inlslaved by the English for 500 years

                                      • op bearer
                                        op bearer  14 hours back

                                        Every country has conquered other lands for thousands of years.

                                        • op bearer
                                          op bearer  14 hours back

                                          Why do we live in the past?

                                          • naomi philistin
                                            naomi philistin  15 hours back

                                            I just think you should talk about the Whites, bringing Illuminate b.s to this country, sacrificing there own kids as well ,while worshipping the Devil. Blood sacrifices. Bringing drugs in this country, making sure it caters to Black neighborhoods, and then wanna lock them up. Your people is just as disgusting as any other culture. Government based Illuminate ass holes ,the richest of the rich. Which still plays on til this day. Speak on what your people did, and do. Also how your race keeps mine oppressed. You are an idiot.

                                            • Ogmios Danite
                                              Ogmios Danite  9 hours back

                                              You sound like a true RACIST Victim of your self - Fucktard!

                                          • max baskins
                                            max baskins  15 hours back

                                            It’s not racist but it is a completely fabricated story of how the native Americans had a huge feast with the westerners, it just didn’t happen and in fact throughout history it’s been quite the opposite where we’ve treated native Americans VERY poorly. However the concept of thanksgiving is not racist as it is meant to show people coming together on common ground and having a good time.

                                            • Jake Meszaros
                                              Jake Meszaros  16 hours back

                                              Who else thought that the first girls logic and attitude is really respectable?...she may have been brainwashed by her professors but I think she’s too free spirited and intelligent to let someone weigh her down with their corrupt ideology

                                              • M. Strain Jr.
                                                M. Strain Jr.  16 hours back

                                                Don't most countries exist because of people going to lands that weren't originally theirs and warring? Why is the United States thrown so much shade when our history isn't too dissimilar than that of nearly every other country on this planet?

                                                • M. Strain Jr.
                                                  M. Strain Jr.  17 hours back

                                                  44:00 - Slavery is indeed practiced still in the United States. Sure, the 13th amendment banned slavery, but "except as punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted". Think about how many people (especially minorities) are locked up for petty crimes and then forced to work for the state making road signs, sewing the clothes of their captors, cleaning up street trash, and performing many of the jobs necessary to keep the prisons running, such as plumbing, electrical, and janitorial jobs. In North Carolina, they can get paid 40 cents to a dollar a day, but then that money usually goes right back to the prison as they pay for food, hygiene products, and phone usage. And in some camps, refusing to work leads to punishment by segregation, which could be indefinite up to the time of release or death.

                                                  • OnlyHuman StillAnAnimal
                                                    OnlyHuman StillAnAnimal  17 hours back

                                                    Girl (Elisabeth maybe): White settlers need to be held accountable for all the bad they did to Native Americans.

                                                    Crowder: Native Americans attacked, killed, raped, scalped, OTHER Native Americans. Do they need to be held accountable for those atrocities?

                                                    Girl (I'm assuming): No, it was their religion and culture to do so.

                                                    Crowder: So a culture like ours in modern America, disagrees with and prosecutes the crimes of murder, rape, scalping, etc... Isn't that a better culture?

                                                    Girl (and all LibTards):. HELL NO. Being white and thinking raping women is bad, does NOT make us right!

                                                    WTF!?!?!?! ThIs is REALLY what Liberal Democrats believe and argue!?!??!?!

                                                    • OnlyHuman StillAnAnimal
                                                      OnlyHuman StillAnAnimal  17 hours back

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

                                                      • GlueLicker454
                                                        GlueLicker454  14 hours back

                                                        She seemed pretty civilized to me. She let crowder speak his mind and didn’t deny much facts

                                                    • 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  19 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  20 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  21 hours back

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

                                                            • Nathan Cooper
                                                              Nathan Cooper  21 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  23 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  1 days back

                                                                  *I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A WONDERFUL 🦃THANKS GIVING🦃.*
                                                                  *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  1 days 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  10 hours back

                                                                      @Derrick La'mamino Well the ones that can... Given enough time any animal could be domesticated. Whatever excuse used in that show is total bullshit. The geography is identical in the US/Canada to that of Europe. Animals can be moved around. Don't give me that shit.

                                                                    • Derrick La'mamino
                                                                      Derrick La'mamino  11 hours back

                                                                      @drshlotzkin not all animals can be domesticated. Bison and deer are an example. Watch Guns, Germs and Steal it will teach you how geography plays a crucial role in a society's development.

                                                                    • drshlotzkin
                                                                      drshlotzkin  12 hours back

                                                                      @Derrick La'mamino Um... Do you know what domestication means and what it actually entails? Why weren't any at all? There were plenty of animals in the Northern Americas that they could have. Imagine elk, deer, bison or buffalo domesticated back then? They would have been such work horses. They could have been ridden or used to plow fields.

                                                                      You have a hammer... Yet hammers are used to build houses. Why aren't you building a house?

                                                                    • Derrick La'mamino
                                                                      Derrick La'mamino  15 hours back

                                                                      drshlotzki they did have a wheel, but didn’t have any animals that could properly utilize them. The wheel could be seen in Native American toys. and horse aren’t native to the America’s, along with a bunch of other important farm animals, so the native americas can domesticate an animal that they have no access to.

                                                                    • drshlotzkin
                                                                      drshlotzkin  24 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  1 days 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.

                                                                    • drshlotzkin
                                                                      drshlotzkin  9 hours back

                                                                      @Sarkon Covasko "Who get's to decide that? You? Yes Me? Yes. Anybody? Yes. Society? Yes." - There I fixed that for you.

                                                                      "Also, something that is "better" is superior, by definition." - Objectively, No, you are incorrect. The Nazi example is proof. Can't you follow along either? If the Nazi's won... They could be considered "superior" but not "better"... Like, hello? How much more dumbed down do i have be? I dont like using Nazi example exactly because very few, but very bad, ideas differed between other better cultures. Let take the Conquistador example...

                                                                      Humans torture other humans, what is your point? Do animals not care for their young or extended families? We are talking about primitive animal level "morality". Which there are plenty of other examples of things like empathy, remorse, mourning and the like. So again, baked in, like i said.

                                                                      "Why bring up superiority? Because you're acting like an elitist" - I'm in total awe of the complete lack of self awareness and projection in your rant there. Especially in the last paragraph... I'm literally LoLing.

                                                                      Your argument boils down to name calling. I can apply the SAME EXACT standards and say that its "elitist" to your claim that "no culture's superiority can be determined by another culture."

                                                                      Yep, you're a leftist nihilist. I wont be replying to any more if your mediocre boring idiocy. Its worthless and provides literally nothing to the conversation or anything for that matter.

                                                                    • Sarkon Covasko
                                                                      Sarkon Covasko  10 hours back

                                                                      @drshlotzkin What a terribly written argument. First let's just start off with "Not all cultures are equal and some are better than others." Who get's to decide that? You? No. Me? No. Anybody? No. Society? No. That statement alone proves that you have an elitist mindset. You believe that your culture is better. Also, something that is "better" is superior, by definition.

                                                                      I have no idea what the first three sentences of your second paragraph are talking about. My point was pretty clear and you mutated it into some kind of Burkin. Maybe you just wrote it in a weird way? I don't know, but I'd be curious to see your point so feel free to rephrase it.

                                                                      Why bring up superiority? Because you're acting like an elitist who believes their culture is superior (a sentiment I agree with by the way). If someone were to say "We should kill this person" then you'd be fair to assume they are suggesting murder. You're saying that your culture is better, so it's fair to assume you think it's superior. Semantics is a very tiresome game I'd rather not play.

                                                                      I agree with you that our culture which does not accept slavery, rape, murder, etc. is better than the cultures that do. But that is a personal opinion that I've made. Saying that it is objectively better is an elitist attitude.

                                                                      Interesting that you should bring up the morality of animals and then say that it's baked into our DNA. Animals are vicious creatures with no morality when it come to survival. Some animals are just cruel because they can be. Ever seen a cat play with its food? I have. Morality is subjective. You can choose to be a humanitarian, or you can choose to be a "cleanser." For example, the church murdered people who didn't agree with the bible. That was the morally mature choice of the time because was in the name of God. We can both agree that it was a horrible time, but that doesn't change what they thought.

                                                                      The last part of your argument equates to the tantrum of a leftist that's lost an argument. You can't argue with facts or logic, so you just choose to attack the person's character, in the hopes that acting like a child will crush their spirit and reinvigorate yours through the pain of your loss. It's truly disgraceful that you chose to take it there.

                                                                    • drshlotzkin
                                                                      drshlotzkin  12 hours back

                                                                      ​@Sarkon Covasko Not all cultures are equal and some are better than others. The left and other cultural relativists say otherwise.

                                                                      Yes what if the Nazi's won? It doesn't mean every good culture wins out over every bad one. And no one is making that argument. Also I didn't say superior. So why bring it up? I said better (the culture you'd rather live in knowing what we know), not superior. A culture that does not include slavery and human sacrifice is far better than one that does. It may be superior, depends on the other factors of said culture. Did you not hear the part about the Conquistadors?
                                                                      Also morality... Are animals moral? What you define as moral is baked into our DNA as evident in the animal world to lower and different degrees. You literally can't separate it, except theoretically. Its useless to argue in these terms unless you're a complete nihilist. And if you are you're worthless and provide literally nothing to the conversation.
                                                                      Come back to reality and we can then progress.

                                                                    • Sarkon Covasko
                                                                      Sarkon Covasko  18 hours 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  24 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  1 days back

                                                                    How can she confuse racism with PREJUDICE?

                                                                    • Special Ed yaay
                                                                      Special Ed yaay  1 days back

                                                                      Everything whitey celebrates is racist

                                                                      • Tyler Edgar
                                                                        Tyler Edgar  2 days back

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

                                                                        • drshlotzkin
                                                                          drshlotzkin  24 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  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                                                                          • RayytheHomeyy
                                                                            RayytheHomeyy  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                                                                              • Jacrispie Jackson
                                                                                Jacrispie Jackson  2 days back

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

                                                                                • Bob Smoot
                                                                                  Bob Smoot  2 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...