Make sure you do that. It’s not even a quiz…
You got to read the syllabus, and you’d want to read the syllabus because you
want to know what’s going on. And you want to take care of that because the next
assignments are the following Sunday night at midnight. And you don’t want to miss
any. You get to miss one. But you don’t want to use your free miss on the first
week. Like, don’t mess it up. So…or do mess it up because C’S earn degrees, and you
remember, we’re all gonna die. Exactly. So it doesn’t matter. But…I’m not going over
any of the assignments in class. It’s all really, really clear on the syllabus, okay?
So that’s that’s the first thing. The second thing is, just, see, if you’re one
of these people see Jeff right after class. And two, this class, there’s still
seats in it. So if you’re now at the end of, you’re kind of getting to the end of
your second week of the semester, and you’re enrolled in a class and you’re
like, ‘oh man I shouldn’t be enrolled in this,’ you can late drop it and you can
pick up that class. Because it hasn’t even met yet. Next Monday is the first
meeting time, so, just want to put that out there. You can see me after class if
you’re interested. Yo and if you need…just your assignments really
quickly, if you go to 119.org all the videos you need are under your assignment
videos. Right here so here’s like, four and then here’s three, where, yeah three
more. So they’re all in 119.org. That’s where everything is y’all right.
Those are your video assignments that you’re going to use, okay? So today… Alright so listen man. Today we are going to talk
about race and ethnicity. And, but in particular, we’re gonna talk about race
and we’re going to talk about ancestry. And how to think about race, how to talk
about it, how to talk about ancestry. And in fact, really what we should be doing
is…is shifting, not ever really talking about race. Right? Just so you know like
in the world of sociology and anthropology and so on, we, most people,
don’t talk about, don’t use race. I mean we do just because we’re lazy, right? Like I’m
lazy sometimes so I just talk about race. And, because it’s just so much a part of
me. And and so it’s still there. But people who are really deep in it,
myself included, when I’m not being lazy. We don’t talk about race, we talk about
ancestry, because…and we talk about ancestral populations, ok? So what I’m
going to talk about today is how to categorize people into different groups.
And the value of that, and the meaning behind that and, so on.And it’s cool I
think it’s, it’s a, this is a thinking class. And I’m gonna, you know, bring some
people up. We’re gonna do some things but this is really a thinking class to get
us to, kind of, in some ways, all be on the same page. Ok, cool?
Real fast, I want to be, I’m just gonna hit pause and say one quick thing.
Remember, each attendance sheet is for each section. It never crosses the aisles
this way. Ok, cool? Got it? And same on that aisle. So…go to
the first slide. So this this class is, in a way, inspired by this dude, here. Some of
you have probably heard of him. We made the news because President Barron, last
fall, said somebody applied. I don’t even think they were a Penn State student
organization, applied to have him come speak on campus. My understanding…but
this is the guy, this is a guy, who was making a lot of splash. You know,
as these things go…they kind of, people rise up in the news, and you know, media
sources are always looking for something to write about, or talk about, or
take videos about, or who knows what. And then they die away, right? They sort of,
you know. So he’s, right now, not making a lot of news. But, he was part of
organizing that, that rally in South Carolina that was, you know, about lots of
folks who identified as supporting white power. And have a fear, that white people
are getting pushed aside. Because it seems as though, that we’re only
talking about people of color and elevating the rights of people of color.
And…and whoever they might be. I say people of color, I don’t know,
everyone who’s not white. And that white people sort of always get left aside. So
these programs to help out people who are not white. There are all sorts of
things going on, and happening, and white people are, you know. What’s going on with
the white population, right? And so, there’s this fear among a certain
segment of the population. That we’re really kind of, in that white people are
kind of in trouble. Right? So, Penn State, in any case, denied the opportunity for
this guy to come speak on campus. Because when he is speaking on campus there’s
often, you know, the left comes out. Or not just the left, I mean. It’s…you know, many
people even on the right, who don’t like what identified as racist ideas are
coming out and protesting. And it’s getting violent, and all sorts of things
are happening. So President Barron said, “Nah we’re not gonna…we’re not gonna be
about that,” okay. So, go to the next slide. So here’s what, here’s the all the alt
right. The alternative right, right? This is the kind of movement. And here’s what
they’re saying; white culture of European origin, this is not Jews, by the way. So
Jews, even you might be European and Jewish, but that doesn’t include you, so.
It’s the most advanced culture, and in the world, okay? And at risk of being
eliminated and/or weakend through multiculturalism. So the idea becomes, the
the core idea, is that like, look: white people have contributed a lot to this
world. And we’re really important. It’s really, you know, the value we bring to it.
And when you start to water white ideas down, with ideas from other cultures that
are not white, you really, you know, in many ways, risking
advancing moving the world forward. Because white people got us to where we
are, you know. Which is like, I don’t know, the fact that you’re reading that on a
screen. Or the fact that you’re holding these phones, or any number of things.
Right? And so if we weaken that, or if we sort of set white people aside, who are
really capable, and in in their place we move people of color…black and brown
people, then that’s a real problem for advancing civilization.
Okay? So humans of European ancestry, again Jews, sorry.
It’s not you. Are the most evolved humans. In fact, you know the alt-right, by the
way, we talk about the racism. Most of the racism, the majority of the racism, at
least what I’m able to ascertain, it’s more directed at Jewish people than
black people and brown people. So it’s kind of funny. But Europe, humans of
European ancestry, are the most evolved humans physically, intellectually,
psychologically, and morally, okay? So this is part of this. And for the good of
humanity, white culture and people might need their own ethno-state. So it may be,
that we need to set aside some land. And some of these folks are arguing here in
the United States. We need to set aside some land, so that we can, have… give it to
white people, and only white people. And allow them to really, allow them or us
because, you know, I’m white. Allow us to do what we do best, which is make really
smart and talented children. An advanced civilization, ok? So this would be the
classic definition of racism. That when you believe that certain groups, ancestry
groups, we talk about racial groups, but I’ll make that distinction in a second.
Are superior or inferior on the basis of biological characteristics, that is the
core definition of racism. So, you know, it doesn’t have to be that, you know, your
racism doesn’t have to be that, you know, this particular group of people here,
usually people with brown skin, are…are inferior, so therefore you’re racist.
Right? It could be a person with brown skin, and I think
that white people are inferior. That’s racism, right? Or it could be that I think
we’re just superior. Nobody’s really inferior, everybody else is all really
where they’re at. But my group, or this one particular group, is superior. That’s, that would be racism. That’s what, how, we would define in the classic, kind
of, sense of the term. So this is, these are beliefs that are really grounded
deeply in racist ideology. Okay, cool? Got it? So what I want to do today is
talk about some of the problems of making a statement like this. For example,
what are we talking about… when we say white people, what are
we talking about? We say black people, we say Asian people. I’ve already kind of
dug into this a little bit, right? But what are we really talking about? Like
how can you make it some kind of determination about a population based
on some undefined characteristics of that population. Okay since, we don’t need,
I don’t even know what white people is, or are, or whatever. I don’t, we’re not even
sure, so anyway… Okay, bro, go to the next one. So first
question becomes, how do we categorize people into distinct racial groups? Like
how do we do this, right? And there are two things to keep in mind. One is
biology. Distinct racial groups, meaning that, bro, can you stand up real fast? We
look at, we look at, turn around right here. So, what’s your name? John. John, so we
look at John here, and we say, well we look at his characteristics. If it was
just me and John, on a desert island, you’d say like, “well you, he has different
characteristics then, then you have, Sam, and so therefore, you’re clearly in
these, biologically speaking you’re in two different groups.” And then you know,
when we add somebody else in, and who looks different from us, then we got
another group. But we can put someone who kind of looks like John. Bro stand up
real fast. So you don’t look like each other from my perspective, but you look
more like a group than I do. If you said ‘Hey, is Sam part of this group?” We’d say
no. Like these guys. But then you might say, “Well, no but we’re gonna base our
racial group, our biology group on height.” So what’s your name bro? Kevin. Kevin. So then
you’d say, “okay well Kevin and Sam you’re kind of like,
same. You’d be in the same group.” And then so we’d be over here and John’s in
his own group over there. You see, it just depends on how you want
to do it. So it could be hair color. Could be, you know, the shape of the eyes. Could
be the shape of the nose, could be height could be weight, could be anything, right? Its
biological characteristics. Okay, so what you want to do then, gentlemen, so for
example, what you could do is so look out in this room and see all the variations
of people in this room, and imagine how you would divide them up into racial
groups, and how, or ancestry groups, and how many ancestry groups you would have.
Like imagine, how would you do that? Like she’s brown, but, you know, she’s not brown
like he’s brown, right? And she’s not brown like he’s brown, and he’s not brown
like she is, and he has kind of wavy hair, and he has straight hair, and like shit.
Like how far you want to go? Like we could have, a hundred easily. I don’t know.
You might, if I said “hey, you do it.” And you do it, and I do it, you might end up
with three groups, you might end up with thirty groups, I might end up with a
hundred. Just could, depending on the characteristics that we would use. Does
that make sense? Cool? so how do you do that? Thanks gentlemen,
appreciate it. So that’s biology, so using biology as a foundation of race. Now we
say, so what’s this guy Spencer talking about? Is he talking about biology? If so,
like what? What…what, what? How is he defining white people? Who’s
really white? If you’re going to choose Jews, like why not choose jews? Because
jews, unless you’re orthodox jewish, and unless you have a really narrow view of
orthodox judaism, you you don’t think that judaism is a race. Some…some people
think, assume people might believe Judaism is a race right? So orthodox, you
trace your lineage through your mother, right? And you always through your mother,
because then you, you mean you don’t know your father is, but you always know your
mother is. And then you can go back. There are, there are, Jews who believe that or there
are their particular group of Orthodox Jews goes all the way back to Abraham.
It’s like, damn, that’s a long way back. Right? And so we, then, constitute our own
race. Like ’cause we connect biologically all the way back to the very beginning.
And ultimately I suppose to God, right? To Yahweh or whoever. So we, but you
know, if you’re not, and if you know, if you don’t believe that, then like well, if
you’re Jewish and you know your family’s from Poland or Germany, and you know your
family’s been living in Germany for… I don’t know, like five hundred years, how
are you any…or two thousand years, how are you any different than Germans? You
know, so you’re Jewish and the other person’s Lutheran, and like how the hell
are you any different? Right? So he’s trying, they’re trying to make these
proclamations about white people. I’m like, I don’t even know what white is. So
how do you make even that statement? And then we’re gonna make a really strong
statement about the superiority of white people, you better know, you better be
able to define it. So we’re gonna… The second thing is, you could just do it
on the basis of sociology. So it’s kind of like, you know Americans constitute a
unique population. Sociologically speaking, people are here. So not racially
speaking, but sociologically speaking. Or I mean, we could go any number of ways.
Right? Like you know, I just did, I don’t know, with with white people. So see, we
could do it sociologically. You wouldn’t matter, if you’re, you know, Jewish or
Muslim, or black, or brown, or you trace your ancestry fifteen hundred years ago
to Japan, but you’ve been living in Germany, or Switzerland forever. And like.
it doesn’t matter, you just come up with some criteria. Which is mostly what we do.
Okay, good? Got it? You’re, if you’re sufficiently confused ,that’s probably a good thing. Okay, so let’s go, let’s go to the
next thing. So now, let’s talk about evolution for a second. Let’s talk about
what we know, okay? When I say the word evolution, this is the kind of image that
will often come up for most people. And you know, it’s as though you know, we were
apes. And you know crawling around on all fours. First off we go back before apes,
and then somehow we branch off and we’re apes for crawling around. Look at,
dragging our knuckles on the floor. And then you know, we’re starting to walk
upright a little bit. And then you know, we’ve figured out how to create spears
or clubs or whatever. And then we’re walking, right?
It’s never women, by the way. It’s always men. And you never see penises, by the way
right? It’s like men do not want to see men’s penises. Unless you’re gay. But most
men are not gay, and so they don’t, and even if you’re gay, you probably don’t
really want to see men’s penises either. Not like this, but like why is it that if,
when you know, pictures of women we always show breasts. But I don’t know,
whatever, okay, it’s just a thing. So look, go to the next slide. But this is
often what we see. We see the, the apes, the chimps, the apes, we go up. And then who is
it? Who’s it all? It’s always a white guy at the end. It’s always like a white guy.
And the image, what sticks in your mind, and this actually, this image is
not from that long ago. It’s like, why is, why are, white people most evolved. This
is like that sort of, subtle form of, of a, of an ideology. A quote “racist”
ideology that people don’t even necessarily see. So this was an image
that I pulled off a PBS program that wasn’t that long ago, right? So anyway,
notice, it’s always…you just never. I’m just saying y’all, I’m not that I want to
see it, I’m just saying it’s just fascinating that men just don’t ever
want to see other men’s penises. But they expect, but it’s like okay to show women.
And whether you’re gonna show that, you know the garden down below, or breasts
whatever it is, men expect it. It’s okay for women to see the genitalia of other
women. Because there’s always, there’s all these places where we show it. But we
never show our own penises. You know, now that I’ve said that, pay attention to it
a little bit. It’s fascinating, right? So go to the next slide. Even when we’re
joking around, this is a joke slide, right? So here’s, and then now we’re evolving
into this. But look, it’s still a white guy. So it’s no wonder, that belief in
evolution, we think about these, these images that are most prevalent. Belief in
evolution is actually lowest among black people.
Part of it is Christianity, right? But a big part of it is well, this is what it
is. It’s an ideology that shows white people as being most advanced. Okay, and
what I say to you is when you think about
evolution, and that’s what we’re going to talk about right now, by and large. What I
what I want you to think about is, hang on one second, what I want you to talk
about is, or what I want you to think about is, that it’s way more complex than
this. It is not about this, okay? It is way more complex. It is not just human beings
evolve from apes. It’s like a majorly complex process of unfolding of
life itself, okay? That most of us know nothing about. And yet, we will still be
asked time and again about things like our beliefs about evolution. And we don’t
know a damn thing about what it means. Just like creation. You know creation there’s, creation really isn’t that complex. It’s
like, you either believe or you don’t believe in some sort of supreme reality.
Some supreme creator who built this whole thing that we call
life itself. Right? We never asked where the creator came from. That’s just one of
those mystical questions. That it just is. Right? The creator just is all omnipotent,
and all-being and always was. We don’t have data, you can’t apply the
scientific method. Some people have tried, but you really can’t.
It may be true, it may be there is a God. And I’m saying this to those of you who
believe in creationism, okay? Because I want you to not, I want you to not tune out
for the rest of this class, and probably a few other classes. Look, it’s based on
faith. If you believe in creationism, you have to believe that there’s this book.
The book was, you know, by and large the words of the creator. Who it came through
the writers of the book. And you know, whether it’s the, you know, the, the, the
Old Testament, or the New Testament of the Bible, or the Quran, or you know that.
And those words are truly the words of that creator. And, and the the way life is
explained in there, as being based on creation, I just believe
on faith that that is true and that’s how it happened. But that’s not fact. Fact
is, fact has to be based on some kind of evidence. And fact could be based, you can
base it on just faith and belief. But be careful you don’t say like, no it’s in
this book so therefore, whatever it is. Like the Phroth, right, here it is. So this
is, imagine this is the holy text. It’s in here so therefore it’s true. No
that, just because it’s in there doesn’t make it true. Your, your belief based on
faith makes it true. But if the belief is based on faith, not on fact. That’s a
different thing. Okay? Evolution. And I’m saying this, this
isn’t like I’m not like, being, I don’t want to be super critical here. But look,
understand. The vast majority of human beings have no understanding of the
complexities of evolution. We get it a little bit in high school, maybe we take
a class in college. And then we go through our lives as though, maybe
somehow, we understand this thing that is so complex, that even when you get a PhD
in studying evolution, the dynamics of evolution, you only… that’s, all that PhD
means is that you’ve now have a doctorate in understanding all that you
do not understand. And so, therefore, like even you, you’re gonna be the one that’s
like, I don’t really understand the process. Right, but I do know we have a
lot of evidence, that tells a story that evolutionary process that human beings
first started walking upright in Africa, right? In the (*****) of region of
Africa and, that the process started going in lots of different directions.
We’re changing it in lots of ways, but there’s so much evidence based on, based
on, that we collect. That we see. In the few hundred years ago, what are great. If you
believe that and based on faith, good for you. If you have faith, and your faith
gets you to any belief at all, more power to you man. Maybe it’s true, I don’t know.
But I want to tell you that don’t say evolution is untrue if you’ve never, ever
even spent, I don’t know ten hours studying it. Like that’s just, makes no
sense, right? That’s like saying Donald Trump is an
idiot, and all you do is read the headlines. It’s like, of course he’s an
idiot in the headlines. Well, you got to read behind the scenes.
Actually read the deeper stuff, and then you can start to see some things.
That maybe it’s a little bit more complex than I imagined. Okay is that
cool? So this is not evolution. That’s the most important thing. Now, alright bro. First off, science… hey can you, can you
just blacken that for one second, let me just. Are we good? Hang on everybody take
a breath. I’m going just talking, and by the way, can I just
say something about this? I don’t, I just talk in this class. When I talk like I’m
talking now, I talk like I would talk if I were sitting in a room with other
people my age, who have, I don’t know PhDs in sociology or something, right? I don’t,
I don’t try to, I just I’m just talking. I don’t expect you to really follow
everything. But what I do expect, all I’m trying to do is spark certain ideas. And
if I can spark those ideas, then I can get, like that one about evolution. Like
it’s really cool, it’s fine to be…to believe in creationism, that’s fine. You
know, because your grandparents did and your parents did, and you grew up with
that, and that’s just a belief that you have, but that doesn’t make it true. It
makes it means that you have faith that it’s true. And your faith is fine. But it
doesn’t make it true any more than what Richard Spencer is saying about white
people. In like, well the white race is being weakened by multiculturalism.
Well that’s true. All you got to do is just stand in his shoes, and see what he
sees, and maybe his parents believed in, but I don’t think in his case they
did but let’s say, see what he sees. And then you would say, oh yeah okay, well
that’s true. Anything can be true. So like, alright, so that’s fine. But it…but it
doesn’t make it really true. And so, that’s just part of this, this game, this world that we’re in, okay? In the world of science
everyone is – all we’re trying to do is break the world up to understand it. So
that’s what science is. It’s like you take a complex world, and you try to
break it down to understand causality. Like why do things happen the way they
happen? How is it that, you know, some people get rich and some people are poor?
How is it that some trees grow? You plant like, ten seeds in the ground and one of
them becomes really giant and overpowers the other ones, and kills the other nine.
And, and why is that? Why do the one do that? Science is about
controlling reality. Let me do it again, and let me do it like five times. And let
me control, and let me see if I can isolate the reason that one tree rises
up and destroys the other ones. Let me just figure that out. And so you start
doing all, using the scientific method, and all this experimentation. And
eventually, you know, you start to get answers that you think are connected to
causality. For why things happen the way they do. And that’s what science is. So
imagine, that throughout the history, human history. That most people grew,
spent their entire lives living in an area through this very small, a
very small geographic area. So everybody they ran into, for the most part, looked
like them. They spoke their language, or they maybe spoke different languages,
but maybe they never ran into more than like two people in their entire lives
who spoke a different language or a different dialect. Because most people
live and die in the region in which they live. Okay? It’s very small. In one little
tiny valley and that’s what it is. I remember, you know I spent, I did a lot of
my early research in Latin America. In the mountains in Ecuador. And I would go
into these little mountain valleys and there were people who were you know, like,
60 and 70 years old and they never left the valley.
They had never left. I would sit with people you know, an airplane would go
over and people, ‘hey what’s that?” Yeah that’s an airplane. What’s an
airplane? You know and I explained it to them. And they just never left. They never
saw anybody who didn’t look like them, who didn’t talk like them, and didn’t see.
That’s most of human history. So then imagine, that people start
getting on boats. And they start, they start traveling from one continent
to another continent. Then they arrive at that continent where people look
different, and they look different because just as…we’ll get to that in a
hot minute. But you know suddenly they get off the boat, and they are like wow look at these people theyare so different. And then you start saying wait, how did they get different? Who are they? What are they? And like, how this makes sense. And then suddenly, people start
developing all these questions. And this, is the, this happens at the same time
that the scientific scientific revolution is happening. So go, Jeff next
slide. So here, this guy was one of the very first people to create a typology of race. So in 1735. So he divides the world
into three groups. White Europeans they’re inventive, acute, of course he’s
European, right? They’re sharp and perspective and gentle. Because when I
think about Europeans, the first word that comes to mind is gentle. And
governed by laws, okay? Dark Asians, red Native Americans, severe
haughty, which means kind of overbearing. Covetous, governed by opinions. Covetous,
right? Covetous, right? It’s amazing. What? The Europeans go all over the world,
pillaging and stealing, and whatever because they’re coveting everything that
everybody else has, but they’re not covetous. They’re covetous because they
won’t give it up. Native Americans will give them all their gold, so they,
so then Europeans had to kill them all. So, but like, well, we wouldn’t have to
kill you if you weren’t covetous but you know, you were, so therefore, ok. But if you
didn’t have that bad trait you’d be alright. You’d be alive today and mmm
whatever, ok. Black Africans, lazy, ’cause that’s exactly why they went to Africa,
to get slaves who were Africans, because they were so lazy. Negligent and crafty.
Crafty ’cause they always were trying to escape from slavery, I guess. Anoints
themself with Greece. I’m not sure what that is. Governed by Caprice, based on
sudden whims. Right, ok, got it. So, ok but look at this. So here you go, this guy
Linnaeus is the dude who’s he’s gonna come up with this type typology of race.
He’s gonna divide the world into, in this case, three main groups. Right, he’s gonna
of course, they’re gonna be like him. Like if Richard Spencer was black. Like there
are black like Afrocentric scholars who study this stuff. Who are racist, right?
Who believe things like, well you know blacks have more melanin in the skin. And
so therefore, in melanin is what really produces the skin makes the skin dark.
You know it’s just the pigmentation that makes it dark, protects us from
ultraviolet rays of the Sun. And but blacks have more of it right, and because
that’s the nature of the dark skin, and and it’s the melanin that produces the
intellect. Because we know the melanin is connected to intellect. So therefore,
black people are smarter than everybody else,
because they have more melanin their skin. And so, therefore they have
more intellect, right? So this is like this sort of Afrocentric scholar who’s
writing this, and I’m like dude, seriously? That’s dumb. Right? But it’s no more dumb
than somebody who’s writing, “well white people are superior, because most white
people have straight hair, and because we have different colors hair, like brown
and blonde and black and so on. And the texture of the hair, and the color of the
hair, and having it be varied, it’s the thing that really leads to greater
intellect and leads white people to being superior than everybody else.” Like,
that’s just dumb, okay? So, well then this is as well. But this is what happens.
Right? Everybody’s gonna put their own group on top. Is that cool, does it
make sense? Like you’re gonna say like, this is why I like America. If you grew up here
in the United States, it’s like if I ask people like I’d go out on the street with a microphone. Hey, what’s the greatest country in the world? Well the country that most
Americans are gonna say is gonna be America. Gonna be the US. And if I start
asking how, how much, have you ever traveled outside the US? Then most people say no.
Haven’t traveled outside the US. It’s our mascot by the way. The mascot, does he do tricks
by the way? No he’s too young for that. Alright we’ll get some tricks. Alright so anyway, alright hang on bring it back dogs. Bring it back. So you put
your own group ahead. I also, I just want to drop another turd in the punchbowl
for a second, real fast. Right. So when people say yeah, you know, my country,
it’s the best country in the world. And but they’ve never traveled
anywhere, it’s like how do you know that? Like how do you, how would you say that?
Why would you say that? I mean, it’s never more, kind of, revealing to me
then of something. I’m not sure what its revealing of, but when I when people say
that and they never actually have been outside the US. You know and, and all they
do is kind of read headlines and headlines of course, are meant to deceive.
I mean, the nature of headlines are to report news that’s rare. You understand
that, right? It’s like, if it makes the news it’s a
rare event. That’s why it’s news. There’s a murder.Like murders aren’t always
happening. The fact that it’s reported. It’s, if it gets reported in the news
that’s it’s exceedingly rare. You don’t report things that are common, in every
every place right? So it’s like there are wars going on all over the world.
Afghanistan, Iraq, whatever most people in the middle of, well, I’ve been in war
zones. Most people are just living their lives. like yeah okay, whatever, I mean
I’ve been in places the bombs are going off. You got this, you got that. And
people are like smoking hookahs on the beach and the bombs are, you know, it’s
like yeah, well, whatever. Like that’s the nature of it, right?
And so, to base some opinion on, I don’t know, like the headline. I don’t you know
it’d be people base their opinions on, but to say…I don’t even know what I’m
talking about. Here’s what I’m saying don’t ever say, you’re unless you visited
even half of the countries in the world, and I don’t mean just gone there for a
day at a resort hotel. I mean really you live in the place, really
understand it. You can’t say your country is the best, man. You just can’t. Don’t
ever say that. That’s just dumb. I mean, me I don’t know, I’ve been maybe, I’ve been
in in a significant way I’ve been in about 50 countries. Right and for many
I’ve lived abroad a lot. So I’ve been in lots of places and I, every one I’ve been
to his but like this is a really cool place. This is an awesome place. This is
pretty cool, has qualities that are way cooler than my own country. And we have
qualities that are way cooler than each one of those places. It’s just is. It’s life.
It’s cool. Okay? Same with people. Alright, but anyway let’s go back. So the
first thing you got to do is, go back to what I just said. When I had two guys up
here. How would you define, divide the room up? Okay. So here let’s let’s do this,
can I get team white? The people before class, that I identified. Right, can you
just come down real fast. Team white, wasn’t there’s somebody over here? Didn’t I had
picked someone over there? It’s all just these people? What kind of white am I? I’m perfect
white, dude. I am white perfect. No seriously. No, I am. Well hang on a second.
No, let me show you real fast. Hold on. Hold on.
Team white, hold on a second. Dude, because… can you get a shot of that?
Because, is that gonna show up on there? White perfect. This is skin. This is the
skin whitening cream that I use, pal. This how I got to… I used to look like you. [Laughs] But
then I started using this, and now I get this. I got this in Ethiopia a couple
years ago. And I put this shit on, and dude I’m perfect man. Dude far, far too
many black and brown people by the way. This is the number one cosmetic
product in the world, by the way. Skin whitening cream. And it all has names like
white perfect and stuff. Because we know white people are perfect. Well… I am. But
you know the rest of you. Number one cosmetic product in the world. You talk
about, you talk about ideology and an imperialism.Talk about conquering
people’s minds. Really conquering people’s minds. Like, whiteness has
conquered has gotten inside so deeply around the world, that this…this skin
whitening cream, is the number one cosmetic product in the world by far.
People all over the world are putting this stuff on so they can look
more like team white. It’s crazy. Why are they doing that? Because their
minds have been colonized. By some belief that some way of being in the world, some
features are better than, more beautiful than, others. Right, and so okay. Great.
Dude. Get that shot right there. So listen, here’s what I want you to do.
Just say your names really fast we’re going to… Ben. And what’s your
ancestry? Just European countries. Do you have any idea. Ben, and German and Polish
dude can’t be more like Ben, Ben. You know what I mean? Know where you’re from. Know
your past. Peter and I’m Italian. Dieter? Peter. Peter. I’m Julia, I’m Polish. Dude, do
you, does your family, do you clean? Are you clean? Yeah I’m very clean. Do you clean all the
time? Yeah, did your parents clean? Yeah my grandma doesn’t have a dishwasher. Dude
seriously? Yeah, I know my wife used to, my wife’s a Polack so I get this, right? And
I’ve been to Poland and Poll’s are the cleanest dude. All they do is clean, it’s
like it’s like a hobby, right? Yeah your grandma? How often does your grandmother
clean? All the time I send my laundry to her house. Just like, I know. My wife would
be, yeah, I don’t know. She used to clean. Here, seriously. So we
have we, used to have a ton of books in our house. We had like, I don’t know, three
thousand books, right? Because we had like a library there. She would take the, she’d
clean, she’d take the books off the bookshelf and clean behind them. One day
I’m like dude, what are you doing? There’s no dust behind there. You know what I mean like you clean that it’s like, but there might be. You know, like okay. Chris and I’m Italian.
Chris, Italian. I’m Mary Nell and I’m Irish. Mary Nell? Dude, and that’s her real
hair by the way. So yeah. I’m Henry and I’m mostly Spanish
and scotch-irish. Yep. I’m Abby and I’m Swedish. Dude. Abby, all I know is Welch and Swedish. Dude and
you’re not friends, right? You’re just sitting next to each other. Dude, Abby,
Abby, you got both got Swedish in you and Ben and Ben. Yeah dude you gotta have Italian
in you. You do for sure. Okay, so listen. Here’s what I want you to do, right.
Remember what we did with Asians. Brought Asians up, right okay. So look at look, at
these so we’re gonna get, bro you might Lando, you might have to jump out in the aisle
I don’t know if you can get this, but… Okay bro you’re gonna have to zoom in. So
turn to look at the, I want you to, what I want you all to do is look at their
faces. These are all white people. Like
what do they have in common? Their faces they’re all different, right? I pick up,
dude, look at this dude here. Ben turn to the side bro. Look at his profile, right.
Look at it. Look at him. Compared to dude, this Ben.
Look at this guy, look at him dude. Look at his nose, look at this guy’s nose. Dude,
what’s your background? You’re Italian and you’re Italian. Dude come stand next
to, you guys stand back-to-back. Alright dude, they’re both Italians. Look at their
noses. They’re totally different. They’re to, they have totally different faces.
Look if you look at the mor– look at the morphology of their skulls. Okay you guys
don’t mind, right? Look at their morphology of their skulls. Look at like,
look how his skull goes back here. His doesn’t. They’re both Italian. Look at,
he’s got this though, you know, do you mind? Dude, yeah we’re cool, right, with me
touching you? Okay look at, look at the little bump on his nose here. He doesn’t
have that bump on his nose. So I will guarantee if we did a DNA ancestry test
they’re not both 100% Italian because they’re different, right? And look at, so
look at these dudes. Turn. Go back to back here. Again. Look at–look at–same thing.
Look at the morphology of their skulls. Look at their noses. He’s got the bump
here too. He’s got the straight nose look. Dude, turn. Go forward. Look at the skinny
like, this is Eastern European, by the way. His eyes right here. They’re definitely
Eastern European. Like the narrowness of here, because the narrow, and like how his nose is pointy. See how it like, how mine is, I have a point
dude, I have a point on my nose too. I had a nose just like yours except
I broke it, and stuff. No, do you see, see the point right there, right? Okay.
So here, let’s go down here, let’s see. Look at her– look at their faces.
Two totally, totally, can you, you come down. Can you come stand right here next
to her actually? Totally, totally different looks, right? Look at them.
Zoom in. Look at her eyes, right? These very different eyes then her eyes. Like,
totally different y’all right? Like it’s not a– it’s not even in a world of
similarity. Right? It’s completely different. So their hair, that’s fine but
hair is hair like, whatever. Right? But look at, look at her lips. Right. Look
her lips. Like look it like this, you have, you distinctly have a Scandinavian
features for sure. Not– not even a question. And you, look at your no– look at,
okay turn back to back. I hate my nose. What’s that? I hate my nose. No dude, you have a cool nose dog. Wait, hang on. Dude, we’re gonna work on this. Why do you not like you nose? It’s big. No it’s not big dog. Big? no look at his, he’s
got a big nose dog. Come on. You, you don’t have a big nose. Dude who has– hang on, hang on a second you do not have a big nose. Dude hang on. Dude it’s all rel– first off its relative you know it’s completely relative. It doesn’t matter. Dude
you have a, you have an average size nose for sure. Right? Not even a question.
And this is the nature of it. Like your nose… First off, do you know how your nose, why your nose is the size that it is? You know like where you got your nose? No.
Okay, dude listen. Let me help you out here real fast, okay? One of the things that
we know about noses, is that you…when, when we see like really kind of flat and
small noses ,we tend to see those in like humid regions and hot regions. You can
turn it, you can turn it, you can turn any way you want. Just get comfortable.
Hot in like more humid regions and then we see like, we can see flatter and
narrower noses, okay? So we see this with lots of, lots of Africans, sub-saharan
Africans. But we see with other groups as well. When you get into colder, more arid
regions you start, the nose starts to grow. And it starts to get longer, and it
starts to get wider. And the reason is because it moistens and cools the
air before it hits the lungs. So you want your nose to be as big as possible in
certain regions. Because that’s survival. Because not only do you want that, well,
it’s gonna be that way because if it’s not that way you wouldn’t have survived.
Like, the nose is largely based, it’s like the size of the nose is a survival
mechanism. So those of you, if you have a, if you have what you consider to be a
really, really large nose, then what you need to know is your ancestors evolved.
Right? Evolved. In an area of the world where it got cold, it got, it got dry. And
they needed to cool the air before it got into the lungs, okay? Cuz yeah like
you ever, on hot day you ever do this? Like [breathes in] and it
stings, it really hurts. Or like, you ever do that? No not a hot day, on a cold day. On a
really cold day. Like go outside today when you leave this classroom. Just take a big–
yeah it burns. It burns, exactly. So this is a problem. And so
therefore, we see the nose start to grow. And if the nose doesn’t grow. Yo, ready?
Ready? I’m gonna give you it. This is your life teaching here right here. If your
nose wasn’t the size that it was, if your ancestors didn’t evolve and the way that
they did… hang on, if your ancestors noses didn’t evolve in the way that
they did, you wouldn’t be here. Because their noses had to evolve in the
geographic region where they lived. And if it didn’t do that, you wouldn’t be
here. Like you if you had her nose, where you, if you’re up in, if you’re in certain
regions of the world and you had her nose your ancestors wouldn’t be they
wouldn’t it wouldn’t happen. They look cute though.
What’s that? Life has colonized you. Listen, God. Listen y’all. Right. Stop.
Can I just give you something? I’m gonna drop… can I drop an f-bomb? I’m gonna drop
my one, have I dropped an f-bomb yet today? Three? No. I whispered them. Bruh, you dropped four.
I was whispering them though. Okay four whispers equal one, so now
I won’t drop an f-bomb. Look. Do it. Look Can you stop? Can y’all. I just, stop. Just
don’t. Listen dude. It’s just like skin color, really. Do you know how many people
around the world look at you, and look at your skin and are just like, oh my god, if
I only had her skin or if I only had her hair. If I only had–it’s like, if we keep
doing that to ourselves we’re just wickedly unhappy, our whole
lives. It doesn’t matter if we’re men or women.
You know what? I mean, doesn’t matter. All these features are your lips, your eyes,
your nose, your lips, your eyes, mine et cetera. All they are is a sum, summary of
the evolutionary process that our ancestors went through. Doesn’t matter.
So you just….dude depreciate it because it’s only the only reason you’re alive.
Right? Look, red hair. So look at her. Her, definitively, so what’s your background?
Welsh? Irish. Yes so you get the hair. By the way red hair is going to… there will
be no more red hair probably in about 50 years. Is the idea, right. That’s, some people are thinking that, anyway, but look at her eyes. Like this is, completely
different than her eyes. Her nose, her let— everything’s different. Like, see that?
Look at this dude. Here, what’s your name again? Mary Nell. Mary Nell. Dude, look at his
face. Dude, whats… what’s your name again? Henry.
Henry. Dude look at his face. Dude, we’re all
good? Right? We’re cool? We’re all good? Look at like, how his, look at how his
face is like, a little bit… there’s less– this is how we do this in the world.
Right? We–all we do is look at differences. There’s no right or wrong.
Right? Most all of our features, most all of, some, like a nose. Some, like eye…there’s
certain things, right? Like noses for one. But, most all of our features were
preferred sexually at some point in time. So this is just the nature of it. But
like, look at his face. Like he looks totally different than her. Here, stand
next to him. Look at that these are two white people. They’re totally different.
Their DNA is different. Everything about them is different. Right, like all you got
to do is look, and pay attention. And when, like, what–what’s your background?
You’re… well, Welsh and Swedish. Yeah, okay. so look at her, right? And you’re taller,
right. So…same thing. Look at…you look at her, look at her eyes, look at that like,
her eyebrows right there. And this, so it’s cool. It’s cool, right? So you go with
that. So pay attention to it, okay. There’s nothing— so this guy, Spencer, wants to say
something about all these white people. Look, you’re like, complete–you’re
different people. It’s like, I don’t even know what you are. Like, your DNA. You know
like, it’s I, you share, you know what I mean? Are we there? We got it? Alright man, thanks to y’all team white. Dude, nice nose by the way. Alright. Alright. Dude, thanks man. Alright. Dude, if
anybody if anyone wants to try some white perfect, by the way, after class. Alright. So here’s the deal. And go to the next slide, bro. What
happens, is evolution plays plays a trick. Can you, do can you stand up real fast? Oh
no, hang on, Frank, Frank can you stand up real fast? Come here dude.
Evolution plays a trick on us because we are we’re 99.9 percent the same, okay? So
we’re brothers, right? From another mother. But we’re brothers. We really are
brothers and a distinct way. He, Frank, we probably share more DNA, than you do
with, dude, up real fast. Then, than they do. It’s, it’s just as likely that,
that, that we share more DNA. We’re more similar genetically speaking, or that we
are more similar genetically speaking, than they are with each other. Right. This
is complex. So….evolution plays a trick on us.
We’re 99.9% the same. Okay? Everything. But there’s a very small percentage of our
DNA admixture that is related to our external appearances. So we’re the same.
Look at us, right? We’re the same. But there’s a tiny amount of our genetic
material that accounts for these external differences. That’s what you see. And so you think, whoa, we’re really different. Here’s Sam, here’s Franklin,
here are these two people, they’re like totally different people, different races
– different nah, man. Look we’re the same. Yeah. You’re, all you’re doing, you’re picking
out a tiny fraction of our genetic material, and using that tiny fraction of
our genetic material, to build a wall between us and say oh you’re in one
group, I’m in another group. But the fact is, we’re really all in the same group.
And so if you, so he’s, he could be more similar to any one of those white people
that were up here, than any one of them similar to each other. So you get that. So
when you got a guy like Richard Spencer who wants to talk about all these white-
white, the white racial groups. Dude what exactly is that white racial group?
If you’re all sharing basically the same genetic material, what is it? So this is
the trickster. Evolu– life, itself is a trickster I look at him, and I’m like ah,
dude he’s totally different from me. No he’s not. He’s the same as me. You got, you
see that right? Sociologically he can be different, but he’s not. Dude, thanks dog.
Wait, you gotta say one thing. I don’t know, anything at all. Just say your full
name, I don’t know. Franklin Decker. Thanks dog. [Applause] Dude, you got, you got clapping for
that. Dude, what are you gonna clap? That says his own name? Like, well you know black people, sometimes you gotta like… You get 300 points when your SATs. What’s
that? 300 points on your… is that how you got 51st percentile on your SATs?
Because you spell your name right? Exactly. That’s all I got to do.
Listen, here, see these these girls right here? They’re twins.
Right? So they’re twins. They’re not identical twins. But, they’re twins. And if
you look at them though, they really, they look, they do, if you get if you get past–
if you just look at their facial features, they do look almost identical.
Right. So this is the thing. One little twist. One little twist in their genetic
admixture, right. One little, tiny change and there you go. Very different. It’s like
okay, what what are we talking about with these racial groups? Like what exactly is
this all about? Aright, so here okay. I already talked
about this. So we can go back. Alright so, here’s what we think. Go to the next slide.
Once again, here’s, here’s, although there are some new, there, there’s a, there are
a lot of new science-based evidence coming out. That they’re actually finding
some early human populations over in this region of China.
So it’s really fascinating like the whole evolutionary, that the story that
we tell is changing constantly. Right? So don’t, don’t think that they, it’s not
that they have, that you we will never have the answer. You never have the final
answer. Sci–you never have an answer with science. You only have your best
guess based on the evidence that you have. And at any moment in time you have
to keep studying it, and get your next best guess. Okay? Is that cool? So like you
never… anyway this is what we think. So human beings, we first started
walking upright, we start going in different– but look at where we go here.
Out of Africa, over here, over here, right? Go to the next slide, bro. Where are they from? Where are they from? Just say to the person next to you. Where do you think they’re
from? What part of the world? Where’s she from? And where is he from? So listen. So she, she’s from Malaysia, okay? So she
is, technically speaking, she’s Asian. Right? They’re from New Guinea. They are,
technically speaking, Asian. Right, so go, go forward once. So watch, so right here,
so human beings, we leave and there they go. They end up right here.
Okay so later, you know, we, got it? So like okay what’s the complication here? The
genetic material. We think we understand, but the people who are actually studying
this and comparing human populations know that there’s not much we can say
about any population. Go to the next one. How about them?
Who’s Native American? Who do you think? How many say A? Here, raise your hand.
Everyone raise your hand at once. How many say A? How many say B? How many say C?
And how many would say D? How many didn’t say anything ’cause you’re too lazy? Even
raise your hand? Alright. Okay, got it. Look. They’re Native American,
okay? They are Siberian. So here, can you go
forward again? Some crossing over the Bering Strait, we actually, this number is
changing. Because new evidence is coming up. And then they come populate into the
Americas, okay. So go backwards one. So if you look, some wait hang on, go forward. So,
some people stay here, some people stay here, okay. So now go backwards. So they, they all stayed, they’re Siberian. So technically speaking, they’re Russian. And if
they’re Russian… wait hang on, they’re Russian does that mean they’re European? Or does
that mean they’re Asian? Or they’re Eurasian? Like what are they, right? Okay.
so some stayed here, some crossed over. They basically have very, almost
identical DNA, but they’re different. Okay? So this is how we roll.
Next slide. Yo, Lauren, how are we doing on attendance sheets? Are you checking them? You got them
all? Yo, should I ask? Hey, where are the attendance sheets?Come, raise your hand if you have the attendance sheet. We’re good? Over here?
Good? Alright. We’re good in this row? Cool. Hey why don’t you, Lauren, why don’t
you pick them up and up and about in a few minutes. Go around and get them. Okay, listen. How many say that she is…how many say that she is, hang on. I got to
remember which ones which. Okay, how many say that she’s Navajo? How many say that she is Peruvian? How many say that she’s Chinese? Okay, how about her? Navajo? Peruvian? Chinese? And… Navajo? Peruvian? Chinese? Okay.
So listen man, so she’s Peruvian. She’s Navajo. And she’s Chinese. Okay? Now. So go back one. So what we have here, is people
crossing over. And some people stay here, the genetic material changes. I mean, I, I
have, when I was doing my, when I was doing some of this work in Ecuador years
ago, I would be sometimes in communities that had, that were really, had very
little differentiation in admixture at all. And sometimes we’d be I’d be in
these communities where there’s no electricity, and we’re sitting around by
candlelight, maybe at night, having a meeting and maybe like a big circle, and
I would swear that I was in a Chinese village. Even though I was in the
highlands of say, of the Andes. Because so many people look Chinese or Asian, that way, okay. So here go to the next slide. So here’s, here’s something.
You know, so here’s the slave trade, right? And man, I don’t know, I’m not gonna have
enough time. I want to start class out with this other thing, so but we’re just
gonna do this. We’re gonna do something. I’m gonna jump ahead. So here’s the slave
trade. To be clear, most people, human beings, that were taken out of Africa
were…did not come to the United States. A very small number of came to the United
States. And the United States was really the only procreating population of
slaves. That, in all the other regions like in, you know, in the West Indies, and
South America and Brazil, they were not allowed to procreate. Or they did not
procreate. So if we… you worked a slave pretty much, to death. And then if you
needed more slaves, you would go back and get more in Africa. And and the slave
trade for them was so profitable, that, and so violent, and so profitable that it
was cheaper to go get another slave. And slaves were very expensive,
by the way. Compared to today, right? Very expensive. So, but there they were so
profitable, you just can work someone to death. But most slaves came into the Americas and into West Indies. And so ok, got it? But this is not
Africa. Dude when someone says, Asian. Remember all the
Asians I brought up front? If someone says I’m Asian-American, or you’re gonna
make a statement about Asian-Americans, or you’re gonna make a statement about
European-Americans, remember that well technically, Russia is part of
Europe. And so therefore those Siberians that we just saw here, are European. And
so therefore, even though they look Asian, they’re Europeans. They’re like, what are
we talking about when we say European Americans? And what are we talking about
we say Asian-Americans? And what are we talking about when we say African-
Americans? So here’s what I need. Can I…can I get… I need… I want to… I want,
I just want to show you something. Can I get a couple Africans who were up here
the other day. Who…just couple Africans. I don’t, Nigerian, it doesn’t matter who you
are. I need, but I you need to be 100% African. I need…bro, we
have our Nigerian. Okay, yeah. Oh yeah the two of you. The two of you. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Okay come. Were you up here the other day? You were right? Okay.
And that, and now I need, I need like say, three African-Americans. Who identify as
African-American, right. You trace your ancestry to slavery here in the United
States. One… hang on. Hold tight. Somebody, who else? Who
else is African-American? Traces… Alright, dude. Bro, yeah, okay. You. And hang on,
dude, how about you? Yeah I did. So here’s the deal.
Here you, you all move down a little bit. You stay right there, bro. Dude, you’re
gonna have to pull your hoodie back. Because I…okay.
You get, you stand together. Can you stand. You stand down here. So here’s the the deal.
So you are, you’re all, that…you’re Nigerian. Nigerian. And you…hang on…you’re from
Sudan. Okay dude, first off, do you see the difference in her features from their
features? Like, do you see that? Remember the white people? Do you see? She’s from
Sudan. So Sudan is here, let me just show you, so you’re really clear. Dude first
off, Africa is a big place. There’s more human variation in Africa than anywhere in the world. It’s a massive…Sudan is up, is up here, okay? They’re from down
here. So the two of you, both Nigerian, they’re from here.
She’s from up here. Immence variation, right? So look at her features, even. Can..
look at her features. Compared to their features. Right. Very different, right? When
I saw her for example, if you know what, if you have any idea, if you’ve traveled
and you have a sense of it… I knew immediately she was from the new Mladic
region either Sudan or Eritrea or Ethiopia or somewhere. But I actually
thought, the first thing I thought was Sudan. Because you don’t like Ethiopian
but you could, right? But and I know, and he’s not, like take your hat off real
fast, and he’s not, and she’s not. These, dude, you know, you look at her and you
know, she’s, there’s no way she’s Sudanese. Like, you know that, right?
She’s not– from that region. And now these, so you’re African-American right? All
three of you. And what’s your name? Mila. What is it? Mila. Mila. And where are you from?
Pittsburgh. Pittspurgh? And when you say African-American, what
do you mean? Black…like. Just black? I mean… What do you mean what do I mean? Like I’m a brown
person, my parents are black. Yeah. It’s African-American. Do you have white in you? Possibly. Probably.
Yeah, why is that? ‘Cause like, my mom’s dead, all his family is like really light-skinned kind
of. Yeah. And we all look the same. Yeah. But like my mom is dark-skinned, and
like my two brothers, one of them’s dark-skinned and one of them’s
light-skinned like me. So, I’m pretty sure there’s some way in there some white in there. So Mila, bro.
What’s your name dog? KJ. KJ? Where are you from? Detroit. Detroit? Dude, so you’re
really black. Alright like he’s, like he’s a real black person right here dog.
That’s a real American right there dog. Where are, and where you and your, dude what’s your her– can you pop your hat off real fast? No I can’t do that. Can I just get a peek at it though? (******)oh just ’cause it’s not cut? Dude do you need a barber? Yeah I do. Dude, it’s hard to find a
barber. Anybody know a good barber? Help him out dude. Dude he’ll help hook
you up after class. Alright dog listen. Oh you just got roasted man, oh my god.
Okay ain’t… yeah nothing like the Detroit barbers. So listen man,
so look at, what, so where’s your family from? Detroit. I know but… [Laughs] so where
they come before Detroit though? From the south somewhere, do you know where? Alabama. From Alabama? Okay. So they trace your ancestry to slavery. Where did your
family come before Pittsburgh? You don’t talk about it? Okay,
alright, do you have any white in you bro? Probably. Puerto Rican. You got Puerto Rican? Yeah, you got, you definitely have something. You definitely have white in you too by
the way, dude. White man. Alright and what’s your name? Mike. Mike and what’s your story? My family’s from, I’m from…. I’m from Philly. But my family’s from
Virginia and North Carolina, and I have English in me but that’s all I know.
Yeah. Yeah you definitely– look, so for example, check this out. Ready? They don’t
have any white blood in them. Right? They don’t have any European blood. You might…
you could, maybe but I don’t think. My mom’s half Egyptian. She’s half Egyptian, but yet, so she has that,
the northern Arabs. But yeah, the northern that North Africa thing. But they, haven’t
you two, can you, stand over here. They have no white blood in them man. You don’t have any white blood do you? No, no. They have no white blood. They do. Most African Americans over time… So here, as an example just so y’all
know dude. When we ,when we do genetic testing on black… black people, on
black Americans, what we find is when you get down here like the Gullah people off
the islands of South Carolina there’s like no white blood at all. And then you
start going on, inland and you start going and eventually we start doing
genetic testing across the United States. Watching, as black Americans, former
slaves left slavery and started moving north like going to Detroit, going
to the West, going to Washington, going wherever. And what we see is
the percentage of white blood starts to increase, right. So if I look at the three–
here dude, you switch places with her. Look at, first off, look at skin tone. So
you see, you see white features right? You see when I look at you, I’m like okay
hang on, I see, I see– you’re not, you’re not the same man. I would see you
and… do you look at them and know they’re African-American? Yeah?
Do you look at them, can you, do the three of you look at her and know you have an idea where she’s from? Do you know that she’s
not African-American? Do you know bro? KJ? You don’t know? Okay
what do you know bro? Alright, it’s like you don’t know where you’re from,
you don’t know where, how, to get a good barber in this town. You know. Do you…so
you look at these two and know they’re not African-American? Talk into the
mic. The middle one ,yes the last one not really. This guy not really. What’s your
name again bro? Brian? Right wait. Bryant. Okay, yeah. And what’s your name again?
(***************) So okay, so for her you do, for him you don’t. And same, how
about you? I could tell that the girl with the red jacket
isn’t African-American but I can’t really tell between the other two. Yeah, okay so. So same here. Like when I when I look, when I look at you two, I
immediately know okay, you’re not, you’re African you’re not African American. And
this is what I want you to start to pay attention to. What am I seeing? Like what am I seeing in you? It’s like what am I… Here dude, stand, Mike come over here real
fast. If you look at, you just see them walking
down the street they’re just like two black guys, right? But they’re not two
black guys. They’re two guys with very–ones an American and ones Nigerian. Who’s
American now, but you’re Nigerian, right? Don’t–
so you see, you see that? Like this is the thing, that would be like saying here’s
the equivalent. Are there any, any Europeans in here? Who are Europeans, and
you’re not American Europeans. No you’re from, you’re from Europe, like with a
passport from Europe. Anybody? anybody who is… You are? Wait you are?
So here can I borrow this real fast? Where are you from? Wait stand up real
fast. Hey can you get her on the jumbotron bro? Can you stand up real fast?
Jumbotron or whatever it is. What’s your name?
Valentina. Valentina? Yep. You’re…? Italian. Italian. Matteo, one of yours. My brother.
Oh, that’s your brother. Yeah. Oh dog alright so listen so look at,
that would be like saying to Valentina just ’cause she’s white, calling her an
American. Oh you’re white, so you’re an American. Let’s put you all together. You’re not. You’re Italian. So what makes you Italian? Like I’m gonna
hang on, that’s a stupid question. It’s like, if someone calls you an American
you would say… No way. Because Americans are… Americans. Yeah, exactly. don’t say stupid or ignorant, like that ’cause that would get you in trouble. Exactly! Because we’re Americans it’s a different culture. It’s like if I go to
Italy and someone says ah, or like I don’t know, like Spain and some was like
Samuel, you’re Spanish. I’m like no I’m an American. Like it wouldn’t make sense.
So she’s Italian. Just because she’s white, doesn’t make her an American.
Thanks Valentin. So, same here. When we put people together in this way, like they’re
not, they’re come, they’re different peoples. And I want to point this out because
it’s like, here they, African-Americans, aren’t really African. Hang on, we have
two minutes left I want to make this point here, really fast. These, the three
of you, over time because the nature of slavery, you either have white blood or
Native American blood. And many black people say it’s a Native American blood,
but it’s usually white blood. But no, but what happens is over time, you start, you
develop, you have more blood more admixture and you don’t. And so, fuck
man, um you get the point. Alright dog. Dude thanks again. Thanks again thanks dog. Alright here’s the deal y’all. Have a safe weekend and if you
need some white perfect, come see me. Also, yo don’t forget the four people whose names
were up on this slideshow. And your videos first assignments are due this weekend.