When Is the Right Time for Black People to Protest?: The Daily Show


Donald Trump’s beef with the NFL has left a lot of people
with a lot of questions. But the question that has come
up for me, once again, is, when is the right time
for black people to protest? Everyone has a different answer. For me, it’s, uh,
right before lunch, because that’s when I’m hangry,
right? And after lunch, I get the itis.
I’m not effective. Uh, but if you want to know when
black people should protest, you’ve got to go right
to the source, Treasury Secretary
Steve Mnuchin. I think what the president
is saying is that the owner
should have a rule that players should have
to stand in respect for the national anthem. This isn’t about Democrats. It’s not about Republicans. It’s not about race. It’s not about free speech. They can do free speech
on their own time. Is it not about
their First Amendment rights? No, it’s not.
They-they have the right to have their First Amendment
off the field. -(laughter)
-It’s a… it’s-it’s a little weird
getting free speech advice from a guy
who doesn’t speak freely. My words are trapped
in a prison of teeth. Grr. But, okay, fine. I hear what Mnuchin is saying. He’s not against the players
protesting– he just doesn’t like it
when they do it on the field, you know,
when everyone’s watching. Yeah. Do it somewhere else. Can you imagine Mnuchin giving
that advice to Rosa Parks? He would just be like,
“Hey, Rosa, “why are you protesting
on the bus, huh? “People have places to be! “Take the bus to your house, “sit down on your couch
and protest from home. -Boom! Racism solved!
It’s solved.” -(laughter) And you know what?
And you know what? So, the Trump administration is
okay with protesting, right? They’re okay… as long as,
uh, it’s on your time, unless you’re ESPN commentator
Jemele Hill criticizing the president
on your private Twitter feed. Then, that’s a fireable offense,
too, right? Although I do understand
where Trump is coming from, because Twitter is
his workplace, -so it’s a different thing.
-(laughter) But I get it. I get it.
You do it not in public. Here’s another example.
Over the weekend, Stevie Wonder took a knee
on his own time -in his own show.
-(crowd cheering) And even then, even then, a former Republican congressman
tweeted, “Stevie Wonder takes a knee
for the Anthem during a concert. Another ungrateful
black multimillionaire.” (audience groans and gasps) Ungrateful to whom? I’m fascinated by that concept.
People always say that. Ungrateful to whom? This idea that black people
should be grateful is some sneaky-ass racism. Yeah, because
when a white billionaire spends a year screaming
that America is a disaster, he’s in touch with the country. But when a black man
kneels quietly, he should be grateful
for the successes America has allowed him to have? -WOMAN: Oh!
-MAN: Boo! How is that ungrateful?
I don’t understand. You know what would be
ungrateful? What would be ungrateful is if Stevie Wonder
got his sight back, and then started complaining
about colors. -That would be ungrateful.
-(laughter) -If he was like, “Hey, man.”
-(applause) If he was just like, “Hey, man, -what the (bleep) is up
with pink?” -(laughter) “That’s a garbage-ass color.” It’d be like,
“All right, Stevie. You’re being ungrateful, Stevie.
You’re being ungrateful.” (laughter) Yeah, it almost feels like
white people earn the money, but black people are given it. They play a game for a living,
they make millions of dollars. They’re ungrateful
millennial millionaires who won’t stand
for their own anthem. I wish some of these players who get on one knee
during “The National Anthem” would get on both knees
and thank God they live
in the United States of America. They’re not only free to earn
millions of dollars every year, but they’re also free
from the worry of being shot in the head
for taking a knee like they would be
if they were in North Korea. Okay, wait, wait. You think black Americans
are free from the worry of being shot
by agents of the state? That’s the whole thing -that they’re protesting
in the first place. -(laughter) -That’s exactly what they’re
protesting. -(cheers, applause) In fact, in fact, if black Americans went
to North Korea, they wouldn’t get shot
just for being black. Just ask
Ambassador Dennis Rodman. -It wouldn’t happen!
-(laughter) (applause) So… so again, when is
the right time to protest? Well, according
to Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, it’s not
the when that’s a problem. It’s the how that black people
are getting wrong. I think if this is…
the debate is really, for them,
about police brutality, they should probably protest
the officers on the field that are protecting them,
instead of the American flag. Oh, I see. Oh, don’t protest the flag. Protest the police officers
that are on the field. So if you do that,
then no one will complain? -Is that…? -No, no.
That’s not what I’m saying. I was kind of pointing out
the hypocrisy… Oh, wait.
You were just being sarcastic. Well, that’s a great use
of The White House. -Nicely done. Nicely done.
-(laughter) Yeah, but, you see,
you still haven’t told us the right way
for black people to protest. Um, I mean, we know it’s wrong
to do it in the streets, it’s wrong
to do it in the tweets. You cannot do it on the field. -You cannot do it
if you’ve kneeled. -(laughter) And don’t do it if you’re rich,
you ungrateful son of a bitch, because there’s one thing
that’s a fact– you cannot protest
if you’re black.

100 thoughts on “When Is the Right Time for Black People to Protest?: The Daily Show

  1. Kneeling to the anthem is not about the flag. It's about black lives matter

  2. Damn that poem!!! Nailed it again… cracks me the whole time

  3. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚amen …they just hate our intelligence and beauty

  4. Welllll said spike for me and my people ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

  5. If it was not for black people they would not even have a NFL or NBA. All of the greats in sports or black.

  6. Taking a knee during the national anthem is not a crime. In my opinion, boasting yourself to know the national anthem lyrics and then not sing it during the singing is a crime.

  7. Hi, Daily Show! Iโ€™m from Brazil and I do love this show. Trevor Noah is so smart, charismatic, and charming. Plus, the whole time is funny and accurate about crucial topics (like this one!). As I said, Iโ€™m from Brazil and something strange happened after January 1st. Instead of turning to 2019, we went back to 1964! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I would declare my eternal love to you, Trevor, if you made one tiny comment about Brazilianโ€™s political situation right now. Thanks for making my days smarter and more ironic ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. I hate the repobilican party i wish all membres of the repoblican party dead

  9. "It's wrong to do it in the streets
    It's wrong to it in the tweets
    You cannot do it on the field
    You cannot do it if you've kneeled
    And don't do it if you're rich
    You ungrateful son of a bitch
    Because there is one thing that's a fact
    You cannot protest if you're black " – Trevor Noah

  10. Black Americans simply have to shut up according to Trump and his Fox "News"

  11. America needs more African immigrants to balance out the Europeans who went there before us ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  12. Look its this simple i dont agree with any politics and i am a big fan of this channel.. But when it comes down to disrespecting our flag and national anthem and by our i mean every one in this country no matter what color u r or language u speak.. That shit is just wrong u want to protest on the field in a nfl game so be it but do it after the national anthem u dont have to disrespect our anthem to get everyones attention at a nfl game.. And beyond that if u want to use your fame to get the word out so be it host a ralley start a movement or what ever and im rite there with u.. But as a disabled vet who fought and bled to make sure u have the rite to protest i find it very disrespectful when u dishoner mine and other vets service to this country. And to any one gets pist about what i wrote read it again

  13. About kneeling against the flag before sports games, I support their right to do it. However sports is the only thing in America every race can enjoy together without political fighting and the flag is the only symbol that was supposed to bring all of us together even just for a moment. I know we got our problems but do I really want to live in a world where we take away even the one small thing that unites us?

  14. I agree…that "ungrateful" shit is fucking disgusting.
    The first time I heard it I felt deeply offended and grossed out…
    And I am a WHITE WOMAN!!!

  15. For fuck sakes Fox News you shit heads talk shit about every fucking thing and take the white mans side

  16. To protest what ?! When is the right time for white people to protest?

  17. Well if the protest is about agents from the state shooting certain individuals…then get stupid behind to a police station and protest in front of their building tough guy and leave football alone. It makes sense to me. I'm protesting against police brutality in a football field where nobody even knew I existed until I took a knee lol. Next time McDonald's gives me the wrong burger I'm gonna go take a knee in front of bk. Trevor Noah is just a dumb ass instigating racism…YOU CANT PROTEST IF YOU ARE BLACK…lol that's a really good joke man.

  18. Any race other than white is a 2nd class citizen in america.. only whites own this land and control this land even when there was a mixed president, they owned him.. if you don't belive me ask any race other than white they will say the same,, also ask the white race if they are 2nd class citizens and they will say no.. just face it that's the way it is.. protest will not fix anything because your asking the whites to treat you as first class citizens and they never will you can't be equal to them.

  19. Man I'm not an American nor a black but it still disgusts me to the point of almost throwing up hearing such phrases as "they should be grateful for the country that allowed them to gain millions of dollars" they are basically saying "be grateful we whites didn't put cuffs on you hands and legs and chains around your neck"

  20. Nothing's gonna change even if thousands of Trevor kind of people people come in the future and give a slap and spit right on their face with a comedy covered in their speech.

    These tiny minded stupid worthless people will never learn. Their mind is blocked.

  21. ..when they actually have something real to complain about. Ask ANY ONE of them "HOW did you eat today"… there's your answer.

  22. I love you trevor, you speck what's on your mind with a smile, and who ever does not like what you say can KISS YOUR A$$.๐Ÿ˜˜

  23. They are disrespecting the flag and national anthem?!
    Answer me this, what does the flag represent and what's anthem about? (Idk what is in the American National anthem but it is either about country's values or just praising the country or both. I'm gonna assume it's that since almost every national anthem is)
    So who's really disrespecting the flag and the anthem? The ones protesting to upheld those values of what the flag represents? Or, the hypocritical, racists, self-centred s.o.bs trying to stop them?

  24. Shit will never change it's just getting worse but we see how a lot of White's thank. We shouldn't say or do anything.

  25. "Stevie Wonder got his sight back and started complaining about colours." Trevor Noah just finishes me.

  26. You can't protest like this . You have to do it like North Korea that Republicans admire so much . You can hide yourself in the bathroom and protest as much as you want but sillently cause we are watching you !!!!

  27. The beauty of being in an African country is great where I know I will not be judged by my skin colour because trust me if I came there I would be killed coz am really dark. Thank God am in Uganda.

  28. Bruh when he said "you know what would be ungrateful is if Stevie Wonder got his sight back and started complaining about colors" ๐Ÿ’€โ˜ ๐Ÿ’€โ˜ โ˜ ๐Ÿ’€โ˜ ๐Ÿ’€

  29. He is the hot chocolate version of dr suse๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  30. Let me get this straight: Its unpatriotic for a black man to exercise his first amendment right to peacefully protest by kneeling, but it's perfectly ok and patriotic for a white person to openly ask a hostile foreign government to subvert our democracy by tampering with our democratically held elections? Ok, I'm straight now….just like a pretzel.

  31. I've just washed a bunch of Trevor Noah on YouTube. This guy is funny and more importantly extremely intelligent. Could you imagine him as president. I could.

  32. These whyte folks done lost their fkin minds!
    I'll bet if black people started waving North Korean flags when we protest, we'd get some changes real quick!

  33. Trevor…you are a natural talent! I enjoy your show so much!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  34. Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Trevor Noah for president
    I'll be his first vote, how bout you?

  35. And they say North Korea, Gadaffi etc were dictators. I mean this is even the worse things dictators could do..

    The USA : a country of pure racism, terrorism etc.. and they say god bless America lmao

  36. Lets make it happen…lets stop sports,rap,and killing movies…lets stop entertaining these so called racial majority.

  37. How did kneeling become a disrespectful thing? I understand the anthem should be observed a certain way. But how does being on a knee which has always been a respectful thing become so hateful? It's just an excuse tbh so black people don't protest. Hmph

  38. Thereโ€™s two side to the view of kneeling. I personally think you should stand for our national anthem because, itโ€™s what we are taught as a child to stand and to show respect.

    I think kneeing while everybody is standing is a disrespect to me.

    Exspecially if that person is famous, has money. He she could have used a different type of showings. He could have say something ominous the media, exspecially if heโ€™s alway on media. Media is powerful. But kneeling while other is standing is disrespectful, I donโ€™t give a shit. Thatโ€™s how most of us are raised.

    Show some respect for America and for our soldiers.

    Go use your power from fame and work, and use it in front of news caster, YouTuber or whatever to tell the whole how I feel. But you ainโ€™t got to kneel.

  39. 08/09/2019 9:30 P.M. RUSSELL ST, BRISTOL VA 24201. UNLAWFUL INTRUSIONS ON PROPERTY NOW, HAVE BEEN ALL DAY, STALKING, TERRORIZING, TORMENTING US WITH VARIOUS TOXIC CHEMICALS, GASES, ETC. SVRL NEIGHBORS OUTSIDE OUR BACK DOORS, REVVING VEHICLES, NOISE, ETC. VERY DISTURBING, DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR UNTIL I HAD TO SHUT DOOR. NOW, HARASSMENT WITH DEBRIS BURNING ODORS. SOON AS I GET UP TO LOOK FOR PROBLEM, BVFD SIRENS BEGAN. OBVIOUSLY WAITING MY RESPONSE TO THE DELIBERATE HARASSMENT OF BURNING. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL CHILDISH BEHAVIOR FROM THESE SUPPOSED RESPONSIBLE ADULT PERSONNEL. WE DON'T WANT CONTINUED TOLERANCE OF THIS IGNORANCE! WE ARE @ OUR HOMES, MINDING OUR BUSINESS, THEY HAVE ILLEGALLY ACCESSED OUR HOMES, RIGHT TO PRIVACY! UNLAWFUL ENTRANCES TO LOFTS, HUBBERING OVER OUR BEDROOMS CONSTANTLY, IN OUR BASEMENT, ETC. ALL DAY/NIGHT, REEKING HAVOC IN OUR LIVES! THERE ISN'T ANY EXCUSE FOR THE INHUMANE TREATMENT, VIOLENCE! WANT IT STOPPED NOW! THESE INTRUDERS DON'T HAVE ANY BUSINESS DICTATING, STALKING NON STOP! BEHAVE AS IF THEY OWN US! THEY HAVE, ARE CAUSING US MAJOR PROBLEMS! THEY SHOULDN'T EVEN CONTACT US UNLESS THERE'S NEED. WE HAVE HAD IT WITH THE BARBARIC NON SENSE DAILY/NIGHTLY! MINORITIES HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO RESIDE HERE IN SAFETY, DIGNITY AS ANYONE ELSE. DON'T WANT TO BE SUBJECTED TO THE IGNORANCE! WANT THE NAGGING STOPPED!

  40. 3:41 that's not at all the point he was making?!? He literally says in plain English "free from the fear of being shot in the head for kneeling on one knee(i.e. protesting) like they would in North Korea." Yet when he chops out 50% of the total statement you have all these DUMBFUCKS applauding. Like seriously do all daily show fans have down syndrome or something???

  41. Why are Republicans such imbeciles especially the ones on Fox news… Its really disappointing and disgusting…

  42. Imagine if your waiter kept on and on about global warming and got annoying while you were eating. Thats same thing.

  43. Love you sooo much…. RIGHT ON, RIGHT ON!!!!๐Ÿ‘Ž๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ

  44. Dude I use to like you soo much I'm from sa u make us whites in sa look so bad u suck

  45. Funny but amazing and so true ..leave my black people alone they built this fuckin country

  46. That's foolishness. When white came to Africa to steal resources, have they been grateful?

  47. Why should black people stand for the anthem it was written by a racist and the 3rd stanza celebrate slavery.

  48. Black people seem to think they had anything to do with inventions in this world they seem to think they're part of it which is so hilarious. Black people seem to think they have a voice in this world and they don't !!! If your welfare check was wrong then talk to the lady at the counter other than that we don't care to hear from you.

  49. As long as football is still being played in America it's a beacon of racism. In my eyes! It's a gladiator sport and the player contracts are evident of my claims! I'll never let my child play and risk brain damage and his integrity of being a proud man. It's like black children playing for OLE MISS UNIVERSITY WTF REALLY NO INTEGRITY!

  50. If all the protesters did it at home. In front of their television, I bet a billion Amber gygers would pop out of nowhere. Js

  51. Awesome piece my man Trevor. My hearts with those who kneels! Cheers from Malaysia

  52. Thatโ€™s the point. Theyโ€™re kneeling for blk men not to be shot while unarmed in U.S never mind North Korea!

  53. Thanks you Treavor Noah for that beautiful poem at the end cause I needed a poem to present in class and I couldn't think of anything plus since I'm black it will make sense if I read it.๐Ÿ‘

  54. That's like protesting at your job.
    is someone's paying you to do a job you're not going to protest in the middle of the job. A small example would be. you're working at Starbucks instead of making people drinks your protest well you're not really doing your job so you can be fired cuz its a private business

  55. The National Anthem is the worst fucking song ever… I stopped standing/saluting in the 90's when I was in school learning about our government's fucked up history.

  56. Any Time, Any Place, is the Right Time to Protest, when was the right time for SLAVERY TO END,,,,, oh yes. Never Ended that why the killing of Black continue to this day,, we will be in 2020 in 4 months, THE SAME B/S

  57. IF, kneeling on a football field means you're disrespecting the flag………does kneeling in church mean you're disrespecting Jesus?

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