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Friday Nite Videos | June 21, 2019

Impeachment | John Oliver. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall | English and Spanish Subtitles. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Opening Statement on Reparations. Our Ignorance About Gravity. When White Supremacists Overthrew a Government.

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Impeachment | John Oliver

With a national conversation underway about the possibility of impeachment, John Oliver discusses whether the benefits outweigh the potential risks

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall | Bob Dylan (sub. en inglés y español)

For the children at the border. For those displaced by violence, hunger and want. For people everywhere seeking refuge. 

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Opening Statement on Reparations at US House Hearing

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates told lawmakers at a House committee hearing that the debate over reparations is “a dilemma of inheritance.” Coates called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for saying a day earlier that reparations were not “a good idea” because no one who is currently living is responsible. Coates told lawmakers that many of the inequalities created by slavery persist today, including in the form of economic and health disparities.

Our Ignorance About Gravity

This video is about how little we know about the behavior of gravity at short length and distance scales and constraints on Newton's inverse square law at the human and microscopic and atomic scales. Only on solar system scales or larger do we have good constraints on Newton's law of gravitation.

When White Supremacists Overthrew a Government

In November 1898, in Wilmington, North Carolina, a mob of 2,000 white men expelled black and white political leaders, destroyed the property of the city’s black residents, and killed dozens--if not hundreds--of people. For decades, the story of this violence was buried, while the perpetrators were cast as heroes.