'My Opinion Is More Valid Than Yours': Protesters Threaten To Tear Down The Emancipation Memorial


Protestors threatened to tear down the Emancipation Monument in Washington Thursday evening after barriers were erected around it.

Video footage from the Young America’s Foundation, shows an argument between two women at the foot of the statue. 

“I’m a black woman and you think I’m going to attack her but I won’t,” one of the protestors says to a nearby officer who attempted to deescalate the situation. The argument continues, but it’s not clear what is being said.

“I’m black, my opinion is more valid than yours! What?! Because you’re white, you think you’re right?!” the black woman screams into a megaphone.

The white woman responds, “Our opinions are equally valid!”

The crowd responds, “No they are not!”

“What you are doing is called white privilege!” a man interrupted. 

The white woman then asked, “How is it privileged to suggest that her rights and my rights are of equal relevance?”

“I will never be equal to you!” the black woman shouted.

“Yes, you are right now!” the woman responded.

“Do you support tearing down public property with violence?” the white woman asked.

 The black woman responded promptly, “Yes.”

“If you don’t like this statue, there are proper channels to take it down. But violence is not the answer.”

“You don’t get to decide for everyone,” the white woman added, “Go through the proper channels, I don’t think that’s unreasonable.”

Maybe some people are missing the point of the Emancipation Memorial, perhaps the video below could help them.

MRCTV Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is why MRCTV, a program of the MRC, exists—to broadcast conservative values, culture, politics, expose media bias, and provide entertainment to new and diverse audiences. But we can’t do it alone. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical

Donate today to help MRCTV continue to produce videos and commentary that are seen far and wide. $25 a month goes a long way.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The MRCTV Team



Sign up for MRCTV Daily newsletter to receive the latest videos and commentary.

MRC Merch