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John Doyle Goes to Historic Black College to Discuss Racism
From Texas to North Carolina to fight racism.
John Doyle, a Texas resident and political commentator, is well known for his show, “Heck Off, Commie!” on YouTube where he offers his insight on political events and current happenings.
In a video published yesterday, Doyle headed to North Carolina to A&T State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to set up a table for discussion around the idea that America is not racist.
Rather than talk to a bunch of white liberal students, Doyle went to a HBCU to talk directly to blacks about their thoughts on racism. He chose the “best” HBCU in the US hoping to prove it’s still possible to have conversations with people who disagree heavily on things in a manner that’s respectable and civil.
HBCU means Historically Black Colleges and Universities. HBCUs date back to the 19th century, when many offered Black students an opportunity for higher education. Today, they continue to serve a vital role in higher education.
HBCUs like Howard University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Morehouse College educate a predominantly Black student body. Over 100 HBCUs educate students, largely in the South. Around half of historically Black colleges operate as public schools. In addition to granting thousands of degrees each year, HBCUs also boast illustrious alumni like Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah Winfrey, and Vice President Kamala Harris.
As you can imagine, black students weren’t happy about a white person coming onto their campus to discuss racism.
John Doyle states he received over 100 violent/death threats for simply going to the college.
The video can be viewed here:
The video contains quite an interesting discussion on racism and America. It also highlights how pointless it is to try and have conversations with these agitated and aggressive groups, as many have no intention of engaging in normal discourse. Those who did express interest in the discussion were bullied and pressured not to engage with Doyle.
It’s a 2-hour video and worth a full watch, but we have listed below some highlights with linked timestamps.
4:34 - Doyle shows all of the 100s of threats he received for appearing on a public campus.
10:40 - Cinematic masterpiece of an intro.
11:14 - First discussion with a student.
22:29 - A student asks for a phone to fact check Doyle.
27:39 - A crowd begins to form.
36:55 - Doyle discusses in-group preference. (Very important)
38:05 - Students complain about micro-aggressions.
42:10 - Doyle discusses education, tax revenue, and racism.
43:19 - Doyle explains how black Americans have already received reparations.
46:12 - Doyle discusses generational wealth and the difference between blacks and whites.
48:10 - Doyle explains how Europeans purchased slaves from black Africans who had already been enslaved by their own people.
53:50 - At the start of a potentially decent conversation with a student, a different student asks if he could flip over Doyle’s table
57:18 - Doyle is asked about the “scar of slavery” where he explains how the media has inflamed race relations between whites and blacks.
59:08 - Doyle states he believes we have an under incarceration problem in the US (we do) and the students lose their minds.
1:04:77 - A student asks Doyle if he feels threatened by the crowd growing in aggression and size.
1:09:40 - A student asks if Doyle would have a similar emotional response by the crowd if the races were reversed.
1:11:34 - A student asks if Doyle knows what Black History Month is for.
1:14:40 - Doyle explains you can’t have an opinion on his content if you don’t watch his content. This infuriates students.
1:18:30 - A student tells Doyle she knows his childhood friends better than him because she is black.
1:21:41 - A white faculty member of the university attempts to doxx Doyle while he’s doing his interviews.
1:25:52 - Doyle discusses generational wealth.
1:29:12 - A student discusses “Black Wall St.”
1:31:56 - Doyle explains how the Japanese were bombed in the 1940s and yet the Japanese have prospered.
1:35:07 - Doyle discusses Detroit and what is has become.
1:36:55 - Crowd begins to get incredibly unruly. Threatens they’ve got a lawyer to get Doyle kicked out.
1:38:14 - Students remove Doyle’s sign.
1:38:52 - A student asks people to block the camera.
1:39:09 - Doyle explains the true history of Detroit.
1:40:15 - Doyle explains the true history of Black Wall St.
1:42:24 - A student gets very angry and covers up Doyle’s cameras.
1:44:17 - A student asks what “Make America Great Again” means.
1:44:59 - A student shoves Doyle’s security.
1:45:32 - A student tries to have a conversation with Doyle, other students break out loudly into song and dance.
1:46:25 - A student begins breaking down Doyle’s table setup, asks them to leave, she is unsuccessful so she has the crowd break out into song and dance.
1:48:21 - A police officer shows up and asks Doyle to leave. Crowd celebrates with more song and dance.
1:52:19 - Doyle has a conversation with law enforcement. Officer tells to Doyle “understand where you are.”
1:54:18 - Doyle explains how he was asked to leave the campus due to the color of his skin. Heads to a place where white people are accepted.
1:57:07 - Student spits on Doyle and his crew.
It’s disheartening to see students behave like this on a public university, but we can’t say we’re totally surprised.
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