November 17, 2015 - Refugee Rejection & Campus Protests

  • 11/17/2015

Republicans take a hard stance against Syrian refugees, and Larry examines the rise in anti-racism protests on college campuses with Jonathan Butler, Jadakiss and Grace Parra.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Larry: WELCOME TO "THE

NIGHTLY SHOW."

I'M LARRY WILMORE.

OH, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> LARRY!

LARRY!

LARRY!

>> Larry: WE HAVE SUCH A GREATSHOW TONIGHT.

OH, NO, I KNOW, I APPRECIATE IT.

BY THE WAY, EVERY MEMBER OF OURSTUDIO AUDIENCE TONIGHT IS A

MEMBER OF THE BLACK STUDENTUNION AT N.Y.U..

I JUST WANTED TO POINT THAT OUT.

( CHEERS )EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.

EVERYBODY.

AND THERE WILL BE A QUIZ AFTERTHE SHOW.

( LAUGHTER )RAPPER JADAKISS IS JOINING US ON

PANEL TONIGHT.

WE'RE ALL STILL REELING FROM THESITUATION IN PARIS, AND LAST WE

HEARD, THERE MAY BE A CONNECTIONTO THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS.

>> A PASSPORT WAS FOUND NEAR THEBODY OF ONE SUICIDE BOMBER.

>> ONE OF THESE ATTACKERS HAD ASYRIAN PASSPORT.

>> A SYRIAN PASSPORT, POSSIBLY AFAKE WAS FOUND NEAR THE BODY OF

ONE OF THE ATTACKERS.

>> Larry: SO A MAYBE FAKESYRIAN PASSPORT WAS FOUND, AND

IT'S POSSIBLE ONE OF THE NINEATTACKERS USED THE CHAOTIC

MIGRATION PROCESS TO MAKE HISWAY TO PARIS.

OKAY.

NOW, THERE'S A MEDICAL TERM FORHOW THE U.S. HAS RESPONDED TO

THIS NEWS.

LET ME JUST CHECK THEDICTIONARY.

I'LL TELL YOU RIGHT HERE.

IT'S RIGHT HERE.

SYRIAN REFUGEE-- OH, HERE IT IS.

( BLEEP ).

>> AT LEAST 30 GOVERNORS NOW SAYTHEY OPPOSE PLANS TO BRING

SYRIAN REFUGEES INTO THEIRSTATES OVER SECURITY CONCERNS.

>> Larry: OKAY, I KNOW THISSOUNDS BAD, BUT, DON'T WORRY,

SYRIAN, REFUGEES, COLORADO ISSTILL WELCOMING YOU.

WHICH MEANS--( APPLAUSE )

YEAH, MAN.

THAT'S TRUE( APPLAUSE )

WHICH MEANS, HEY, YOU CAN EASETHE TENSION OF AMERICA ASSUMING

YOU'RE TERRORISTS BY SPARK AHUMUNGOUS MONSTER JOINT.

KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?

( APPLAUSE )OH, AND SPEAK OF HUMONGOUS

MONSTERS, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATECHRIS CHRISTIE-- WHAT?

WEIGHED IN-->> Audience: OH!

>> Larry: WHOA.

SORRY.

STOP IT!

STOP IT.

THAT WAS UNINTENTIONAL.

WEIGHED IN ON WHICH REFUGEES AREWELCOME IN HIS STATE OF NEW

JERSEY.

>> WHAT IF THEY WERE ORPHANSUNDER THE AGE OF 5?

>> YOU KNOW, WE CAN COME UP WITH18 DIFFERENT SCENARIOS.

THE FACT IS WE NEED FORAPPROPRIATE VETTING, AND I DON'T

THINK ORPHANS UNDER 5 AREBEING-- SHOULD BE ADMITTED INTO

THE UNITED STATES AT THIS POINT.

>> Larry: WOW!

CHRIS CHRISTIE COMING OUT HARDAGAINST REFUGEE ORPHANS UNDER 5!

COMING UP ON THE HARD, MAN!

TO BE FAIR, LOOK, THE MAN ISRUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, AND

TURNOUT FOR REFUGEE ORPHANSUNDER 5 AT THE NEW HAMPSHIRE

PRIMARY IS AT RECORD LOWS.

( LAUGHTER )OKAY?

COME ON, REFUGEE ORPHANS UNDERFIVE!

ROCK THE VOTE!

WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?

MAN!

( APPLAUSE )BUT, I'LL TELL YOU-- CHRISTIE

WASN'T THE ONLY PRESIDENTIALCONTENDER PLAYING THE "NOT IN MY

BACKYARD" CARD.

>> BRINGING PEOPLE INTO THISCOUNTRY FROM THAT AREA OF THE

WORLD I THINK IS A HUGE MISTAKE.

TO BRING THEM HERE UNDER THESECIRCUMSTANCES IS A SUSPENSION OF

INTELLECT.

( LAUGHTER )>> Larry: WHY IS HE POINTING

TO HIS HEAD?

"THIS IS MY BRAIN."

YOU KNOW, BEN CARSON, I HAVE TOSAY THIS IS ACTUALLY ONE ISSUE I

TRUST YOU ON-- THE SUSPENSION OFINTELLECT.

( LAUGHTER )I'M WITH YOU ON THAT ONE, OKAY.

( APPLAUSE )ME, WITH, YOU.

ALL RIGHT, BUT ENOUGH ABOUTINTELLECT.

LET'S HEAR WHAT MIKE HUCKABEEHAD TO SAY.

>> YOU CAN IMAGINE BRINGING ABUNCH OF SYRIAN REFUGEES WHO

HAVE LIVED IN THE DESERT THEIRWHOLE LIVES THAT ARE SUDDENLY

THROWN INTO AN ENGLISH-SPEAKINGCOMMUNITY WHERE IT'S MAIN IN

MINNESOTA, WHERE IT'S 20 DEGREESBELOW ZERO?

I MEAN, I JUST DON'T UNDERSTANDWHAT WE POSSIBLY COULD BE

THINKING.

( LAUGHTER )>> Larry: ARE YOU KIDDING ME,

MIKE HUCKABEE?

YOU THINK THESE DESERT SAVAGESCAN'T POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND THE

CONCEPT OF COATS?

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

"I CAN'T-- OH!

I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT.

YEAH,IN I SAW MY LOVED ONES DIESAND THEN RISKED MY LIFE ON AN

OVERCROWDED RAFT WHERE I WASFORCED TO DRINK MY OWN PISS, BUT

ST. PAUL IS A LITTLE NIPPY.

I'M GOING BACK."

ALSO, DAMASCUS TODAY WAS 60DEGREES.

IT'S NOT TATTOOINE-- A STAR WARSREFERENCE.

THE CANDIDATE FORMERLY KNOWN ASJEB EXCLAMATION POINT ALSO

WEIGHED IN.

>> I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE-- WESHOULD FOCUS OUR EFFORTS AS IT

RELATES TO THE REFUGEE FOR THECHRISTIANS BEING SLAUGHTERED?

>> HOW DOES THE UNITED STATES,HOW DO SCREENERS TELL WHICH

REFUGEES ARE CHRISTIANS ANDWHICH ONES ARE NOT?

>> WELL, WE DO THAT ALL THETIME.

( LAUGHTER )>> Larry: WE DO THAT ALL THE

TIME?

HEY, MAN, WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

I DON'T KNOW, I WAS GOING TO GOHOME AND SCREEN SOME CHRISTIANS.

PROBABLY SCREEN A FEW MORECHRISTIANS A LITTLE LATER.

WHAT ARE YOU AND YOUR LADYDOING?

WE'RE JUST GOING TO NETFLIX ANDSCREEN CHRISTIANS BECAUSE WE DO

THAT ALL THE TIME!

OH, AND FUN FACT IT'S BEST PARTABOUT ALL THE GOVERNORS

POSTURING ABOUT WHO HATESREFUGEES MORE-- NONE OF IT

MATTERS.

>> THE PRESIDENT AND C.E.O. OFTHE U.S. COMMITTEE FOR REFUGEES

AND IMMIGRATION SAID UNDER THEREFUGEE ACTS OF 1980, GOVERNORS

CANNOT LEGALLY BLOCK REFUGEESFROM SETTLING IN THEIR

COMMUNITIES.

>> Larry: OH, OKAY.

SO.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )I GET IT!

THIS IS ALL JUST OLD MEN MAKINGEMPTY THREATS.

IT'S LIKE THAT TIME CLINTEASTWOOD YELLED AT THAT CHAIR

BUT WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE'SLIVES AT STAKE.

SPEAK FROM THE G-20 IN TURKEYYESTERDAY, PRESIDENT OBAMA

STRUCK A STRONG TONE ON THECRISIS.

>> FOLKS WANT TO POP OFF ANDHAVE OPINIONS ABOUT WHAT THEY

THINK THEY WOULD DO, PRESENT ASPECIFIC PLAN.

>> Larry: "FOLKS WANT TO POPOFF."

OH, MAN.

LET ME TELL YOU, THE ONLY ONETHAT COULD HAVE GOTTEN BLACKER

IS IF OBAMA SAID "( BLEEP )."

INSTEAD OF "FOLKS," RIGHT?

HEY ( BLEEP ) WANT TO POP OFF?

THEY CAN COME SEE ME.

ALL RIGHT?

YOU WANT TO POP OFF?

YOU WANT TO POP OFF?

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )POP OFF!

ALL RIGHT, MR. PRESIDENT, TELLUS WHAT YOU REALLY THINK.

>> WHEN I HEAR FOLKS SAY THAT,"WELL, MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST

ADMIT THE CHRISTIANS BUT NOT THEMUSLIMS" WE DON'T HAVE RELIGIOUS

TESTS TO OUR COMPASSION

>> Larry: WRONG,MR. PRESIDENT.

DON'T YOU KNOW, WE SCREENCHRISTIANS ALL THE TIME.

I JUST SCREENED THREE CHRISTIANSWHILE YOU WERE POPPING OFF ABOUT

HOW WE DON'T SCREEN CHRISTIANS.

BY THE WAY, IF ANYBODY HAS THEAUTHORITY TO SPEAK ABOUT NOT

SCREENING FOR CHRISTIANS IT'STHE GUY WHO HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF

BEING A SECRET MUSLIM FOR HISENTIRE PRESIDENCY, RIGHT?

LOOK, GENERAL POP-OFF-- LOOK,GENERAL POP-OFF IS RIGHT.

( LAUGHTER )WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE BETTER THAN

THIS.

THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT OF THISCOUNTRY.

BUT WE'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE.

IN 1939, 61% OF AMERICANS POLLEDDID NOT APPROVE OF RESETTLING

JEWISH REFUGEE CHILDREN TRYINGTO ESCAPE THE THIRD REICH.

THE GOVERNMENT EVEN WENT SO FARAS TO TURN AWAY A BOAT FILLED

WITH GERMAN REFUGEES.

THE MS "ST. LOUIS," SENDING ITBACK TO EUROPE WHERE A LOT OF

ITS PASSENGERS WERE KILLED INTHE HOLOCAUST.

NOT OUR PROUDEST MOMENT.

LOOK, WE CAN HELP THESE REFUGEESAND BE SAFE AS WELL.

BESIDES, IT'S THE CHRISTIANTHING.

WE DO IT ALL THE TIME.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Larry: WELCOME BACK!

NOW, IT'S.

A WEEK SINCE THE PRESIDENT OFMISSOURI UNIVERSITY RESIGNED

AMIDST STUDENT PROTESTS TO FIGHTRACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND

SWASTIKAS MADE OF HUMAN FECES

SINCE THEN THE HASHTAG "ISTAND WITH MIZZOU" HAS GONE

VIRAL AND STUDENT PROTESTS ARETRENDING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

>> COMPLAINTS OF RACIALINSENSITIVITY AT CLAREMONT

McKENNA COLLEGE.

>> VANDERBILT STUDENTS CALL FORTHE DISMISSAL OF A PROFESSOR

OVER INCIDENTS OF PERCEIVEDRACISM.

>> AT YALE, THE FREE SPEECHDEBATE RAGES.

>> UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERNCALIFORNIA.

>> ITHACA.

>> AMHERST.

>> MICHIGAN.

>> UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA.

>> NIAGARA UNIVERSITY.

>> Larry: WOO, IT'S EVENREACHED NIAGRA UNIVERSITIES?

THE HARVARD OF COLLEGES NAMEDAFTER WATERFALLS.

MAN, THIS PROTEST MOVEMENT ISSPREADING SO FAST YOU WOULD

THINK IT WAS SLEEPING WITHCHARLIE SHEEN.

WHAT?

WHAT?

TOO SOON?

LIKE I GAVE IT TO HIM.

( LAUGHTER )OKAY, SO WHAT ARE THEY

PROTESTING?

>> A COSTUME CONTROVERSY AT CLAIRMONT COLLEGE HAS LED TO

THE RESIGNATION OFTHE DEAN OF STUDENTS.

>> ONE OF THE STUDENTS POSTINGWITH A COSTUME OF MARIACHI HAS

RESIGNED FROM HER POSITION ASSTUDENT BODY PRESIDENT.

TWO STUDENT WENT ON A HUNGERSTRIKE.

>> RACIST HALLOWEEN COSTUME?

I DON'T KNOW IF IT RISES TOHUNGER STRIKE LEVEL.

IF THEY GO ON A HUNGER STRIKE,THAT MEANS THEIR UNEATEN CANDY

MIGHT GO TO WASTE UNLESS THEYMAIL THEIR ALMOND JOY TO A

CERTAIN LATE-NIGHT HOST WHOLOVES THE COCO-NUTTY GOODNESS OF

THOSE TWO-BITE TREATS.

MAIL THEM TO DON LEMON.

CANDY ASIDE, IT DOES SEEM LIKEAN OVER-REACTION TO HUNGER

STRIKE OVER HALLOWEENCONTROVERSIES, ESPECIALLY IN

LIGHT OF THE GREATER PROBLEMSMIZZOU STUDENTS AND TEACHES

FACE.

HALLOWEEN CONTROVERSY MANAGED TOSTIR UP TROUBLE EVEN IN THE IVY

LEAGUE.

>> SIMILAR CONCERNS WERE ONDISPLAY AT YALE, ESPECIALLY

AFTER A PROFESSOR CONDEMNED ADEAN'S WARNING AGAINST OFFENSIVE

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES.

SHE COMPLAINED THAT COLLEGES AREBECOMING, "PLACES OF CENSURE."

>> Larry: LET ME GET THISSTRAIGHT.

YALE STUDENTS ARE PROTESTING APROFESSOR WHO SENT AN E-MAIL

PROTESTING THE UNIVERSITY'SPROTEST AGAINST OFFENSIVE

HALLOWEEN COSTUME?

THAT'S LIKE THE COLLEGE ACTIVISMVERSION OF A SNAKE EATING

ITSELF.UNLESS, OF COURSE, THE SNAKE

CAN'T EAT ITSELF BECAUSE IT'S ONA SNAKE HALLOWEEN HUNGER STRIKE.

ALL RIGHT, YOU KNOW, WHAT?

IT'S TIME FOR A NEW SEGMENT ONTHE SHOW CALLED "LARRY PUTS ON A

BERET AND GOES BACK TO THE60s."

( APPLAUSE )WHAT'S UP, STUDENTS?

THIS IS LARRY P. NEWTON.

I GOT MY BLACK PANTHER BLACKPOWER MEETING LATER.

BEEN HERE PROTESTING THE VIETNAMWAR ALL DAY.

THE PRESIDENT WANTS A BLACK MANTO GO DIE FOR THAT CAUSE?

WE AIN'T GOT NO BEEF WITH THEVIET CONG.

WHY DO WE HAVE TO DIE IN A WAR.

WHAT ARE YOU ALL PROTESTING?

HALLOWEEN?

( LAUGHTER )THAT'S YOUR CAUSE?

ALL RIGHT, WHAT HAPPENED.

BREAK IT DOWN.

SOMEBODY DRESSED LIKE A MEXICAN.

( LAUGHTER )SO YOU'RE GOING ON A HUNGER

STRIKE FOR A KID'S HOLIDAY.

( BLEEP ), EAT!

THIS HAS BEEN "LARRY PUTS ON ABERET AND GOES BACK TO THE

60s."

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Larry: WELCOME BACK.

I'M HERE WITH MY PANEL.

OUR VERY OWN NIGHTLY SHOWCONTRIBUTOR, GRACE PARRA.

HIS HUNGER STRIKE LED TO THERESIGNATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF

MISSOURI PRESIDENT, MIZZOUGRADUATE STUDENT AND ACTIVIST,

JONATHAN BUTLER.

AND HIS NEW ALBUM "TOP 5 DEAD ORALIVE" COMES OUT THIS FRIDAY,

RAPPER JADAKISS.

AND FOR EVERYONE AT HOME, JOINOUR CONVERSATION

RIGHT NOW ON TWITTER @NIGHTLYSHOW USING THE HASHTAG

"TONIGHTLY."

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF COLLEGEPROTESTS GOING ON AND IT STARTED

AT YOUR UNIVERSITY, THEVIRALNESS OF IT.

AND IT'S SPREAD ALL OVER THEPLACE.

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON ATCOLLEGES?

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

>> YOU KNOW, I THOUGHT THECOLLEGE KIDS WERE ALL

IMPREGNATING EACH OTHER.

I THINK THERE WAS ACTUALLY AGRAND TRADITION OF COLLEGE

STUDENTS BEING YOUNG AND BEINGIMPASSIONED AND HAVING FEELINGS

AND GETTING THEM OUT THERE ANDDOING THINGS ABOUT IT.

I THINK COLLEGE IS A TIME TOPROTEST IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO

BE IMPASSIONED ABOUT.

NOW I WAKE UP AND 15 MINUTESLATER I'M EXHAUSTED.

>> Larry: JONATHAN, THE THINGAT MISSOURI SEEMED TO START A

LONG TIME ANOTHER IS THAT RIGHT?

>> THIS IS NOTHING NEW.

WHAT WAS GOING ON AT THEUNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI.

WE DIDN'T HAVE BLACK STUDENTS ORSTUDENTS OF COLOR UNTIL 1950

DON'T REMEMBER THAT.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT ME LIKE IREMEMBER 1950.

( LAUGHTER )RIGHT SO, SO 1950 WAS THE FIRST

BLACK STUDENT.

THAT'S WHY THERE WAS THE HASHTAG1950.

>> THAT'S WHERE THE STUDENTSCAME FROM, CONCERNED STUDENTS 1,

9, 5, 0.

THAT'S A GROUP I'M PART OF THATDID THE HOMECOMING

DEMONSTRATION.

>> Larry: DOES IT SEEM LIKETHIS PROBLEM IS NATIONWIDE OR

THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENTCOLLEGES WITH DIFFERENT PROBLEMS

GOING ON?

>> I THINK PROTESTS HAVEPROBABLY BEEN GOING ON SINCE THE

BEGINNING OF TIME, BUT NOW WITHTHE SOCIAL MEDIA AND SO MANY

DIFFERENT PLATFORMS FOR THE KIDSTO PUT IT OUT THERE, IT'S

REACHING THE MASSES NOW.

>> Larry: DO YOU THINK SOCIALMEDIA IS MAKING THIS MORE OF A

PROBLEM THAN IT IS OR IS ITGIVING US INFORMATION THAT WE

PROBABLY COULDN'T HAVE GOTTENBEFORE ON THIS?

>> I THINK IT'S A FILTHY LITTLEBEAST.

I LOVE IT.

I LOVE IT AND I HATE IT.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE PICTURE THAT WESAW OF THE GIRLS DRESSED LIKE

MARIACHIS.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE RACISTS DOIT RIGHT.

THOSE ARE NOT MARIACHI COSTUMES.

THEY'RE PARTY BAND, PARTY CITY,BAD MUSTACHE, BAD SOMBRERO.

SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BE BAD IF ITPERPETUATES THOSE KIND OF IMAGES

BUT GOOD IN THAT PEOPLE WILL SEEPEOPLE AT ONE UNIVERSITY

PROTESTING AND AT ANOTHERUNIVERSITY FEEL PUT UPON AND SAY

THOSE KIDS ARE DOING IT ANDWE'RE GOING TO DO IT, TOO.

>> IT'S A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD.

IT OPENS UP THE OPPORTUNITY FORSOLIDARITY AND THE MOVEMENT

SPREAD AT A MUCH FASTER PACE.

LOOKING BACK IN THE 50s AND60s THEY DIDN'T HAVE SOCIAL

MEDIA -->> YEAH, THEY MET IN BASEMENTS.

>> THE DIRTY SIDE OF IT IS, THEHATRED, ANONYMOUS WEB

SITES, AND IT'S A DOUBLE EDGEDSWORD.

>> Larry: WHAT'S UP WITHPEOPLE-- A LOT OF THESE PROBLEMS

SEEM TO SPREAD THROUGH SOCIALMEDIA.

>> DEFINITELY.

I THINK IT'S A LITTLE BIT OFBOTH, ALSO.

BECAUSE ONCE YOU PUT IT OUTTHERE, THEN YOU LEAVE THE SPACE

FOR HATE COMMENTS AND WHAT HAVEYOU.

>> Larry: RIGHT.

>> IT'S GOOD THAT YOU CAN GET ITOUT THERE, BUT THERE'S NO

CONTROL ON THE OTHER STUFF THATCOMES.

>> Larry: I PERSONALLY FEELALL HATE SHOULD BE ON SNAPCHAT.

>> BECAUSE YOU HAVE IT AND THENIT'S GONE.

>> Larry: IT DISAPPEARS ONCEIT'S OUT THERE.

YOU ( BLEEP ).

IT'S GONE.

>> LIKE MAGIC.

>> Larry: OR DO IT ON WORDSWITH FRIENDS.

YOU'RE STILL FRIENDS.

HATE WHILE PLAYING THE GAME.

DON'T HATE THE GAME.

GAME THE HATE.

SEE HOW I DID THAT?

>> YES!

>> Larry: COME ON!

( APPLAUSE )YEAH!

WHY DO YOU THINK THIS ISHAPPENING RIGHT NOW?

WE SEEM TO BE IN A SPECIALMOMENT.

DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF US BEINGIN A SPECIAL MOMENT RIGHT NOW?

AS YOU MENTIONED, 1950 WAS WHENBLACK STUDENTS WERE FIRST

ADMITTED.

RACISM HAS BEEN AROUND SINCETHERE WERE RACES.

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW?

I THINK THERE ARE PEAKS ANDVALLEYS IN THE MOVEMENT AND THE

FIGHT TOWARDS JUSTICE.

SO LOOKING AT WHAT A LOT OFPEOPLE DEEM THIS, THE THIRD WAVE

OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT,STUDENTS HAVE GOTTEN TO A POINT

WHERE THEY UNDERSTAND THESEINSTITUTION OF LEARNING, WE'RE

HERE TO LEARN, TO GROW, TOCHALLENGE EACH OTHER'S THOUGHTS

AND HAVE DIFFICULT DIALOGUE.

AND YOU SEE A LOT OF STUDENTS,ESPECIALLY BLACK STUDENTS AND

MARGINALIZED STUDENTS FED UPWITH THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES

UNDERSTANDING WE'RE HERE TO MAKETHE WORLD A BETTER PLACE SO

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO FIGHTFOR WHAT'S RIGHT.

( APPLAUSE )>> Larry: TRUE.

ALL OF OUR AUDIENCE ARESTUDENTS-- NO, THEY'RE NOT.

I KNOW YOU HAVE A STUDENT ATCLARK RIGHT NOW.

IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE ATHISTORIC BLACK COLLEGES AS

OPPOSED TO-- WHICH WHAT IS THISCALLED?

>> P.W.I.

>> Larry: I LOVE THAT.

PREDOMINANTLY WHITE INSTITUTION.

>> I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.

>> Larry: ANYTHING GOING ON ATWHAT KIND OF COLLEGE.

>> SO FAR, SO GOOD.

HE'S DOING PRETTY GOOD.

>> Larry: THAT WOULD BE PRETTY( BLEEP ) UP IF THAT HAPPENED

THERE.

>> I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DOIF HE EXPERIENCED THAT.

HE'S JUST PARTYING, THOUGH.

>> THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSEDTO BE DOING IN COLLEGE, GETTING

DRUNK, MAKING THOSE MISTAKES,BUT ALSO STANDING UP FOR WHAT

YOU BELIEVE IN.

( APPLAUSE )>> DO YOU THINK IT'S HARD FOR

SOME PEOPLE TO HAVE EMPATHY FORPROTESTS THAT MAYBE THEY CAN'T

RELATE TO?

IT'S ALWAYS HARD FOR PEOPLE TOEMPHASIZE WITH SOME COLLEGE

STUDENTS BECAUSE EVEN IN THEVIETNAM WAR, PROTESTS WEREN'T

POPULAR.

>> RIGHT.

>> Larry: PEOPLE VIEWEDSTUDENTS AS ENTITLED BECAUSE

THEY'RE IN COLLEGE.

WAS IT HARD FINDING EPITHEE FORYOUR CAUSE, DO YOU THINK?

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, ACKNOWLEDGINGTHAT IT IS A PRIVILEGE TO BE IN

HIGHER EDUCATION AND GET THEEDUCATION THAT WE DO IS HAVE.

BUT UNDERSTANDING, YOU KNOW, ITIS HARD.

IF YOU'VE NEVER WALKED A DAY INTHE LIFE OF SOMEONE ELSE'S

SHOES, YOU CAN NEVER TRULYUNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S LIKE.

ME TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ONCAMPUS NOT UNDERSTANDING WHAT

IT'S LIKE TO BE A BLACK MAN ANDFACE THE THREAT OF POLICE

BRUTALITY, DEATH THREATS, ALLTHE THINGS THAT COME WITH BEING

IN THIS BLACK SKIN.

I THINK IT'S HARD BUT IT'S NOTIMPOSSIBLE AND I THINK THAT'S

THE PURPOSE OF HAVING THESESPACES FOR DIFFICULT DIALOGUE.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT RACISM,SEXISM, HOMOPHOBIA, WHATEVER.

YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE MISTAKES,RIGHT --

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> YOU'RE GOING TO MESS UP,YOU'RE GOING TO SAY THE WRONG

THING.

BUT IT'S ABOUT THE CLEARING OFSPACE AND GROWING TOGETHER AS A

COMMUNITY.

>> Larry: VERY NICE.

VERY WELL SAID.

( APPLAUSE )>> Larry: DO YOU HAVE ANY

ADVICE FOR KIDS OUT THERE?

WE HAD A QUESTION EARLIER, "HOWCAN WE GET MORE PEOPLE TO BE

INSPIRED BY THESE KIDS DOINGTHESE PROTESTS?"

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE OUT THEREFOR PEOPLE?

>> NO.

I MEAN--( LAUGHTER )

IF IT'S YOUR CHOICE, YOU KNOW,IF YOU EXPERIENCE SOME OF

THE THINGS THE PROTESTERS AREPROTESTING ABOUT, YOU SHOULD GET

INVOLVED.

I WAS ALWAYS ONE THAT MINDED MYBUSINESS.

IF IT DON'T APPLY, LET ITFLY.

>> Larry: LAST QUESTION, VERYIMPORTANT, "WHAT WAS THE FIRST

THING YOU ATE WHEN YOU GOT OFFTHE HUNGER STRIKE?"

>> THE QUESTION OF THE HOUR.

TECHNICALLY, YOU KNOW, WHEN IWENT TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER I

OFFICIALLY DECLARED IT WAS OVER,I HAD AN I.V., AND SOME APPLE

SAUCE.

>> DELICIOUS!

WHAT DID YOU HAVE FOR LUNCH?

>> EATING HEALTHY.

>> AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS WHENMY BODY GOT BACK TO NORMAL, I

SUPPORTED BLACK BUSINESS INCOLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MISS KIMS

AND GOT MYSELF SOME SOUL FOOD.

>> Larry: KEEPING IT 100.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK RIGHT AFTERTHIS.