Unpacking the Backlash to Rishi Sunak – Between The Scenes | The Daily Show

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Published on October 26, 2022

“Why are you afraid of power shifting to another gender or to another race? Ask yourself that question.” Trevor on the backlash to Rishi Sunak. #DailyShow #Comedy

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  • Peg Elliott 1 year ago

    Spot on!!!!!

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  • Allister Bernal 1 year ago

    England – country where people complained that Sean Connery was too Scottish to be James Bond.

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  • ituesday24 1 year ago

    Many people accustomed to privilege think it’s just the way things should be, that it’s right and natural for them to have a certain status in the world, that their way of life is the right way, and that they inherently deserve to be treated as authority figures. Even when they claim that everyone gets a fair chance, they fully recognize that certain populations are treated as inferior. The fear is that they will be treated just as badly as they have been treating people they considered inferior. It’s all about power.

    Regarding the new PM, specifically, it is incredible to have a Brown descendant of immigrants leading the UK. As a Black person, I fully appreciate the significance of representation. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like he’s the kind of person to uplift BIPOC. He’s very, very conservative, and not exactly a “man of the people”…

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  • babablacksheepdog 1 year ago

    I don’t live in the UK but in a neighbouring country, one which has lots of cultural ties to the UK, so we do follow their news very closely, and most people have family & friends that live there (including myself). I haven’t seen that many people react negatively to Rishi Sunak because he has Indian heritage, and those that do are only a small, if vocal, minority (and interestingly enough, they seem to be people who would more naturally lean Tory, which is his party). Most people who are reacting negatively to him are citing his background as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs, his status as a multimillionnaire (and married to a woman whose father is a billionnaire), his general out-of-touch-ness with the average person’s everyday struggles and the fact that his policies lean very capitalist. Oh, and that scandal with his wife’s tax evasion.

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  • Skip Martin 1 year ago

    Nailed it again, Trevor.

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  • Leah Manrakhan 1 year ago

    Discrimination, oppression, colonialism , slavery , holocaust , indentureship of Indians, Apartheid etc etc should be seen for what they are and not turn a blind eye or be condoned

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  • Cancun771 1 year ago

    Obama _should_ have turned on certain white people. Chances are we wouldn’t be in this mess.
    Instead, he sold Flint, Michigan down the river with his drinking water stunts.

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  • Nomvula Dlamini 1 year ago

    Rishi Sunak is as British as they come, privately educated same as Kwasi Kwarteng, Prince Charles, Boris Johnson, James Matthews …

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  • Donna Thomas 1 year ago

    The whites took over the world and call us minorities and the fact is the are the minority.

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  • bubblesezblonde 1 year ago

    Yeah this was a stand alone moment. Thanks.

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  • Donna Thomas 1 year ago

    Thank you Trevor

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  • Yutaka Go 1 year ago

    When a woman become leader of Iran or Afghanistan, those men, who oppress woman will live in fear because of what they did to women while they are in power.

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  • Pak myth buster 1 year ago

    Tories are racist, nothing new here. But Rishi becoming PM isn’t something to celebrate. Leftists celebrating tokenism. He appointed most anti immigrant home minister(fellow brown woman)
    Rishi became chancellor after Sajid Javid resigned thanks to Dominic Cummings unnecessary interference. Rishi was literally compromised candidate appointed by B.J on Cummings suggestion. Rishi and Cummings backstabbed Borris(though that what he deserved after all he wanted pliable chancellor). Rishi Sunak has no credentials. Man divert funds for wealthy neighborhoods, spend trillions which led to inflation and some questions on funds audit.

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  • Veronica 1 year ago

    Sunak is right wing disaster. Focusing on his race will allow him to do even more damage as the focus is not on what he’s actually doing —- redistributing public money to the wealthy.

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  • Amayawa Sensei 1 year ago

    I think another aspect is representation. White people want to be represented by other white people. Just like it would be strange if the president of Kenya was Japanese, or the president of the Philippines was Argentinian. Often times what we forget in these conversations is that white people want representation too

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  • Sarita Kothana 1 year ago

    They have a superiority complex how can a person from a country which they ruined and dacoited for 200 long years (india accounted for 25% of world gdp before Britishers came they owe $45 trillion to India) can rule them

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