Tag: Trevor Noah

Archived: Dear Trump: Police Brutality Is Not a Joke

President Donald Trump’s assertion that police officers use more force when making arrests was meant to be a laughing matter, according to the White House. “I believe he was making a joke at the time,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the crowd at Monday’s press briefing. Trump’s…

Archived: Trump Praises Segregationist During Boy Scouts Speech

A politically charged speech from President Donald Trump at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree included attacks on former President Barack Obama as well as a nod to a businessman who promoted segregation. The president’s words drew a firestorm of national attention and prompted a response from the organization…

Archived: Video Shows Philando Castile Did Not Have to Die

Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a July 6, 2016, traffic stop for legally owning a firearm while Black, according to dashboard camera video released Tuesday. But, onFriday, St. Anthony Police Department Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of the criminal charges of manslaughter and reckless discharge of…

Archived: President Obama Explains How He Navigates Racial Topics

President Barack Obama on Monday night said racism today is “rarely the overt Klansman-style racism and typically has more to do” with discrimination based on race, including unconscious biases. In an exit interview of sorts with The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, Obama was asked a personal question about how he…