Buttigieg Responds To 2011 Remark On Minorities And Education | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


Mayor Pete Buttigieg is facing backlash over his old comments about minority children – an article calling him out also going viral. Washington Post Political Reporter Eugene Scott joins Ali Velshi to discuss the impact of this story on Buttigieg’s campaign. Aired on 11/27/19.
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40 Comments on "Buttigieg Responds To 2011 Remark On Minorities And Education | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. Ying Yang

  2. Felisha Cortez | November 27, 2019 at 4:59 PM | Reply

    Anti-Bernie Sanders much?unsubscribe to this “skin crawling” Bernie hating BS.

  3. I get the sense that his 2011 comments are being misunderstood.

    If you think about a family that has not had any members who undertook tertiary education for generations – perhaps ever – it’s easy to see that members of that family may not see the value of education, especially if they incur a sizeable debt as a result.

    There’s nothing controversial about that. It highlights the idea that it’s not enough to have more available places at Universities; you also need pathways for folks to get into that system – and to see its value – well before they even start.

    I just wonder if people are a little too quick to ascribe the worst motivations to a small snippet of a comment that hints at something more nuanced and thoughtful. If we do care about all people and we want to ensure that education lives up to its full value, we have to be able to freely discuss all aspects of it.

  4. I listened for victim-blaming, but I only heard criticism of the social sabotage that systemic racism inflicts. He did NOT criticize “their values” (or a “lack of role models,” as another critic said). What he _did_ was acknowledge the FACT that education doesn’t guarantee a pay off for lower-income and minority kids, the way it does for higher-income and white kids, and that the kids CAN SEE THAT. That is nothing but true.

    I support Warren and Sanders, more than Buttigieg, but I don’t _dislike_ him. And I don’t see the malicious disregard that some have read into that comment.

    He was accused of something he didn’t say, didn’t imply, and (in my opinion) likely doesn’t believe.

    • Slappy Slapstick | November 27, 2019 at 7:04 PM | Reply

      Yeah, that’s not what he said. I like your ad-libs though. It almost makes him seem compassionate.

    • @E. C. Thanks for the link. Definitely worth a read.
      _On another topic:_ The thumbs up I gave you disappeared. That has been happening for weeks now. My comments come through, but my support for other comments doesn’t _(frustrating)._ The thumb icon stays blue, but the number only changes temporarily.

      It’s subtle. There’s no way of noticing it, except when I’m the first to give someone a thumbs up and it changes to ‘1’ temporarily, and then goes back to nothing while the thumb is still blue.

      I didn’t trust YouTube _to start with,_ given its wilful complicity in spreading (and protecting) white nationalist hate-propaganda, but now that it’s selectively muting public support, I have to wonder how _accidental_ this little ‘bug’ is (as it pops up just in time to subtly sway an election).

      I’d like to believe it’s unintentional, and not targeted.

      I’d _like_ to believe that.

      But if it’s just an unintentional little bug, it’s sure taking a long time to fix.

      Anyway… forgive my digression. What I _really_ mean to say is, *_”Thumbs up!!!”_*

    • Wow. You heard every bit of that and didn’t get ANY of it right. Kind of like the interviewer.
      When you have a victim’s mentality, you will ALWAYS be a victim!

  5. Giselle Morales | November 27, 2019 at 5:48 PM | Reply

    I need the WHOLE clip. Your snippets of clips isnt working for me MSNBC.

  6. LMAO A democrap named bootyjudge. Says it all. At least conservatives know what gender we are😂😂😂

  7. We remember what Biden did to Anita Hill!

  8. this is just the media trying to stay relevant yet again

  9. ◔◡◔ TRUMP ◔◡◔

  10. exumakitesurfing | November 27, 2019 at 7:13 PM | Reply

    isn’t this the same smug MF that told the african american crowd “i’m not asking for your vote” …

  11. Floyd Schneider | November 27, 2019 at 7:15 PM | Reply

    Yang: I’ll go on Fox News, but not MSNBC right now
    by Mike Brest
    | November 27, 2019 01:37 PM
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    2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang revealed that he is more willing to go on Fox News than MSNBC at the moment. The remark follows a long feud with MSNBC, which culminated with last week’s presidential debate.

    Yang’s anger with MSNBC coincides with the last presidential debate, during which he felt as though he was not treated fairly. He then demanded an on-air apology, or else he would refuse to appear on the network moving forward. A person familiar with the situation at MSNBC previously told the Washington Examiner that a private apology was issued over the weekend, however, Yang has refuted that publicly.

    Following an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show Tuesday night, Yang was asked by the Daily Beast if “he thinks MSNBC is the most useful target for a Democratic primary candidate given that Fox News, well, exists.”

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    “I’m not on Fox all the time, so I don’t have the basis for comparison,” he answered. “All I’m saying is that I’ve been on MSNBC a number of times and they’ve still omitted me from over a dozen graphics, called me the wrong name on-air, asked me fewer questions in two debates. So at some point, you have to say this is not objective news coverage.”

    “I’ve been on Fox I think a dozen times and I would go back, for sure. I would take any opportunity to talk to Americans,” Yang added, before later saying that his “displeasure really just applies to MSNBC.”

    He also pointed out that “we laid out very clear and reasonable requests” and added that he’d be “on their air talking to voters” the day after the network complies with their requests.

    Yang’s displeasure of the debate stems from him finishing last among all ten candidates in talking time. While he spoke the least, he was asked the same number of questions as Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, billionaire Tom Steyer, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. They all were asked one more question than Sen. Cory Booker.

    He has also taken offense at MSNBC misidentifying or forgetting him when it comes to on-air graphics, a trend that has occurred over several months.

    Last weekend, Yang noted that “[MSNBC] omitted me from their graphics 12+ times, called me John Yang on air, and given me a fraction of the speaking time over two debates despite my polling higher than other candidates on stage.”

    As he noted, the entrepreneur-turned-presidential candidate was identified as “John Yang” on-air in September, but a correction was made during the program and on Twitter later that day. More recently, he was omitted from a graphic earlier this month. However, the producers caught the omission, apologized, and corrected it for future usage.

  12. Who is this Andrew Yang guy? Never seen him before.


  14. MSNBC sucks and so does Pete Buttdigger.

  15. Necessary Evil | November 27, 2019 at 9:51 PM | Reply

    If you cared about education then you’d care about education.

  16. “There’s really no way to do it, except to run for president and win”.
    -Andrew Yang 2019

  17. For an establishment DNC kiss-assing democrat spouting the same old crap, he really is bad at least pretending to care about minority interests. Almost definitely the worst record of the candidates when it comes to minorities, especially recently, and even including Biden’s busing fiasco

  18. I told ya guys, he’s a effin clown. Do not vote for him.

  19. Trump + Buttigieg = 2 sides of the same coin:
    – feral brazen racism in trump
    – the “soft bigotry” of buttigieg’
    Both display an amazing cluelessness and lack of awareness of Black America which is reflected in their lack of Black support.

  20. I love seeing leftists eat their own up. Shows libertarians like myself who I’m voting for #KAG2020

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