• Vice
  • Jan 01 1970
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Black Conservatives Debate Black Liberals on American Politics (Extended Version)

By popular demand, this is an extended cut of the original version of this debate we published here on YouTube (watch the original debate here: https://youtu.be/HGAsMtcPy_c)

Who voted for Donald Trump? Who voted for Barack Obama? What’s it like seeing a black person wearing a MAGA hat? Has the black vote been taken for granted?

Black conservatives and liberals hash it out in the VICE Office.

Watch the full-length documentary: The Young Black Conservatives of Trump’s America — https://youtu.be/DWam9FSRvGI

0:57 – What first comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump?
1:59 – “Drain the swap” and capitalism
3:28 – Who here voted for Donald Trump?
4:54 – What is your impression when you see a black person wearing a MAGA hat?
5:51 – Black conservatives talk about how they’re treated in the black community
9:17 – Who here voted for Obama?
11:06 – Who was disappointed by Obama’s presidency?
15:34 – Issues with the Trump presidency
16:28 – Why vote for Donald Trump?
19:55 – Disagreements on systems of oppression – welfare, taxes, etc
23:29 – Policies that Republicans and Democrats disagree on that help and hinder the black community
26:09 – Black wealth and reparations
29:24 – Black voters being synonymous with the Democratic party
32:26 – Student loans and college
35:22 – Should the black vote be courted?

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