Does Pokémon Go Put Black Players In Danger?

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A Pokemon Go player is worried that he may be put in a dangerous situation because of the color of his skin. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“SAN FRANCISCO — Omari Akil says he couldn't wait to play Pokémon Go — until he went outside for 20 minutes.

Akil, a writer and business systems analyst from Chapel Hill, N.C., spent five minutes enjoying the game, including one minute "trying to look as pleasant and nonthreatening as possible as I walked by a somewhat visibly disturbed white woman on her way to the bus stop."

"I spent the other 14 minutes being distracted from the game by thoughts of the countless Black Men who have had the police called on them because they looked 'suspicious' or wondering what a second amendment exercising individual might do if I walked past their window a third or fourth time in search of a Jigglypuff," Akil wrote in a piece he published on Medium.

"When my brain started combining the complexity of being Black in America with the real world proposal of wandering and exploration that is designed into the game play of Pokémon Go, there was only one conclusion. I might die if I keep playing."

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  68 comments for “Does Pokémon Go Put Black Players In Danger?

  1. Dude3210123456
    July 17, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Why don’t you report on the failed coup in turkey??????

  2. C. mao
    July 17, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    i can’t believe there’s something called a ‘jiggly-puff’

    • C. mao
      July 17, 2016 at 6:40 PM

      and, it’s not edible ?

  3. Jayz Gucci
    July 17, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    UNSUBSCRIBED

    • Khaler Jex
      July 17, 2016 at 5:42 PM

      No one cares

    • Marco Vaz
      July 17, 2016 at 6:10 PM

      he cares so that makes 1, so you lost

    • G Robinson
      July 17, 2016 at 6:15 PM

      no one important cares

    • Phoenix Fire
      July 17, 2016 at 6:57 PM

      +G Robinson Who’s important? You?

  4. Nessim The Dream
    July 17, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    This is the reason why I usually only watch Secular Talk now instead…..

    • Ιωάννης Λέπουρας
      July 17, 2016 at 6:23 PM

      +Gabriel Freitas you’re an idiot

    • astphaire
      July 17, 2016 at 6:23 PM

      +Ιωάννης Λέπουρας Except there isn’t a liberal bias so…

    • Ιωάννης Λέπουρας
      July 17, 2016 at 6:23 PM

      +astphaire kys

    • bonslee
      July 17, 2016 at 6:24 PM

      nice job making generalizations and assumptions of the intelligence of
      others.

  5. ulli1235
    July 17, 2016 at 5:31 PM
    • fakeaccount8888
      July 17, 2016 at 6:50 PM

      Yeah but they probably deserved it

  6. Enforcer
    July 17, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    The liberal media is teaching black people to be victims.

    • Gandalf the white
      July 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM

      its been perfected into an art over the last 30 years

    • JckSwan
      July 17, 2016 at 6:33 PM

      Love the avatar.

  7. Fadaourl
    July 17, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    ok,now i’m convinced tyt is race trolling..

    • Sloth Rox
      July 17, 2016 at 5:08 PM

      it took u this long?

    • Rick Rodriguez
      July 17, 2016 at 5:12 PM

      Gee ya think?

    • Cenk Uygur
      July 17, 2016 at 5:56 PM

      Yep

    • Pablo Rivas
      July 17, 2016 at 6:24 PM

      +Maybe Its The Thug In Me just shut up

  8. Cameron Bash
    July 17, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Clearly all this people in the comments didn’t watch the video. If you had
    done, you would have seen that they weren’t saying “Being black and playing
    Pokemon is dangerous”, it was simply an open discussion about someone
    else’s perspective.

    • Anthony Scott
      July 17, 2016 at 5:47 PM

      they almost say black should fear being around white people, that is why
      people are mad. I like tyt but they take the testimony of a black person
      over a white person seemingly every time.

  9. ContextMeans Everything
    July 17, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    TYT you continue to get MASSIVE numbers of downvotes and comments calling
    you out when you continue to post GARBAGE like this, how do you not have a
    clue yet? Your own viewers are trying to tell you something…

    • Jack Borgnino
      July 17, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      I agree. maybe they’re race baiting intentionally as a joke?

    • WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWVWW
      July 17, 2016 at 5:22 PM

      TYT viewers are mostly straight white male brogressive bernie bros. they
      get triggered by womens issues and crying for help by downvoting it but go
      drool on Bernie videos.

    • Alex Andrés
      July 17, 2016 at 5:27 PM

      they dont do this because they make money from the youtube views. they have
      rich benefactors that pay them BECAUSE they push this bullshit racial
      victimhood nonsense.

  10. esemaniac13
    July 17, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Why is it always blacks? Hispanics get discriminated against at a similar
    level as blacks yet I don’t see TYT victimizing Hispanics like they do
    blacks.

    • Minkki82
      July 17, 2016 at 5:47 PM

      black privilege

    • fakeaccount8888
      July 17, 2016 at 6:40 PM

      Hispanics aren’t seen as American’s they are seen as illegal immigrants.

  11. Ranoversquarells
    July 17, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Stop playing the victim card. Not on this one. Just show your phone to
    anyone if it escalates. Move on.

    • jaganmaster
      July 17, 2016 at 4:39 PM

      That would be the proper thing to do but some people would be aggressively
      defensive and pull the race card or something.

    • Smooth kriminal
      July 17, 2016 at 5:22 PM

      why would you have to prove to anyone that you are non threatening when you
      haven’t done anything illegal!

      So, when you are near a childrens playground, i should ask you why are you
      looking at the kids playing?

  12. Scylax
    July 17, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Clicked on the video literally just to see the like/dislike ratio.

    • BrooklynBiggis
      July 17, 2016 at 6:02 PM

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one.

    • Marshall Brooks
      July 17, 2016 at 6:02 PM

      Me too

    • mazeoa
      July 17, 2016 at 6:21 PM

      me too every time I see an SJW PC title lol

    • June
      July 17, 2016 at 6:38 PM

      me too lol

    • Andre' Benjamin
      July 17, 2016 at 6:39 PM

      Yep

  13. Rem Jarrell
    July 17, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Only TYT could take an article so dumb that it borders on self-parody and
    actually take it seriously because it involves a minority.

    • TheRathOfRyan
      July 17, 2016 at 5:50 PM

      +Tsa C The problem is normal people don’t think about that apps aren’t
      racist I don’t understand how everything is racist in this world.

    • G Robinson
      July 17, 2016 at 6:14 PM

      found another racist

    • Erminaz
      July 17, 2016 at 6:37 PM

      Found another regressive beta cuck

  14. Bluespirit12345
    July 17, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    The only people that deny white privilege, are those who have it. They
    can’t simply look beyond their own perspective into others shoes. And then
    get offended when someone brings that up. Which is the majority of these
    comments

    • Jesus Christ
      July 17, 2016 at 6:09 PM

      My mom is from Mexico my dad is from Iraq… white privlidge does not
      exist…

    • BrownBear 59
      July 17, 2016 at 6:43 PM

      A white male is 5 times more likely to be killed by police than a black
      female(accounting for population).
      Black female privilege?.

    • fakeaccount8888
      July 17, 2016 at 6:52 PM

      +Patrick Sheehan You just said White privilege doesn’t exist then said it
      exists, but people are trying to take it away.

  15. RealityHijacked
    July 17, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    TYT is now erasing comments as well

    • phuk offndy
      July 17, 2016 at 5:52 PM

      They’ve been erasing comments for about a month now.

    • phuk offndy
      July 17, 2016 at 6:04 PM

      +Minkki82
      Well… Did you check out the link I posted?
      There’s your proof!

    • Jeffrey Baughman
      July 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM

      You are likely just paranoid.

  16. hgfhfyjy gyjyjgyj
    July 17, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    This has got to be a joke

    • 2Muchpjp
      July 17, 2016 at 6:10 PM

      his blackness is threatning enough. do you live in the real world.

    • botheredbiskit
      July 17, 2016 at 6:21 PM

      3 more cops killed by racist BLM. TYT keeps race baiting on every video.
      Its almost as if they have an agenda………

    • metroidM1A1
      July 17, 2016 at 6:24 PM

      why are you subscribed to TyT knowing you don’t care/agree with their
      coverage of racism in America? Why not just unsubscribe?

    • Smoke
      July 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM

      What’s you point? Just because blacks commit more crimes than whites it
      doesn’t mean that blacks are criminals. You need to learn how to read
      statistics. For example, those same statistics say that only 0.2% of black
      people commit violent crime. How does 0.2% violent blacks make the rest of
      the 99.8% blacks violent?

  17. Tobe O.
    July 17, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    If this channel make one more idiotic racial video I’m unsubscribing.

    • metroidM1A1
      July 17, 2016 at 6:26 PM

      unsubscribe. You won’t though, you’ll never unsubscribe and continue
      watching these videos lol

    • t-bone007
      July 17, 2016 at 6:34 PM

      To late.

    • XpiredMilk
      July 17, 2016 at 6:40 PM

      Just do it now it will save the suffering

  18. Jessica Lynn Colter
    July 17, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Wow, you never thought of that. That is one of the first things I thought
    about.

    • Jessica Lynn Colter
      July 17, 2016 at 5:43 PM

      +Good Goyim
      What the hell are you talking about?

    • dragon striker
      July 17, 2016 at 6:05 PM

      He’s just a bored troll

    • dragon striker
      July 17, 2016 at 6:35 PM

      +shekel​ who?

  19. Renato Fernandes
    July 17, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    Does Cenkmon Go Put Armenian People in Danger?

    • Anil Nair
      July 17, 2016 at 5:06 PM

      apparently he used the gas pokemon on them.

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