The Debate Over Europe’s Stolen African Art | The Daily Show

The Debate Over Europe’s Stolen African Art | The Daily Show



sometimes we spend so much covering America's history of racial injustice we forget where it all began Europe the og of racism yeah if America is Jackie's Europe is the real king of R&B why people ask your black friend what that joke means they'll explain it to you and right now in Europe when they're not flipping cars over and setting them on fire they're having a major debates about what to do with all the art that they borrowed permanently by force from Africa and according to the president of France it should all be returned president Emmanuel macron argues it's unacceptable that around 90 percent of Africa's artistic heritage is outside Africa and says French laws should be changed to make restitution possible speaking in burkina faso he said it was wrong to only Europeans and Americans to have access to African art in five years he wanted to start the process of temporary or definitive restitution yeah that's pretty amazing I think that's pretty amazing and it's very nice of the French president although it is gonna be weird when Africa gets all the sculptures back and the Africans are like wait a second why did this cup just smell like cigarettes and threesomes huh what's going on here although honestly I do think if after profiting off of all of this art fall these years they're just gonna give it back I don't think that's enough I think France should give the art back with interest yeah they sure I think Africa should choose some European artists they should be like okay thank you for giving us our ads back we will also take that creepy white lady and the guy with the tiny penis sir but it's cooler kudos to McCrone he's doing something and unfortunately not everyone in Europe is as remorseful as McCrone in fact some Europeans in the art world believe that they did Africa a favor by stealing our shit they became works of art in museums because European said it's me it's out you know it's not it's not from Africa it was not art it was mean to disappear it was mean to disappear it was meant to disappear there is some next-level shade this asshole is saying that when Africans made stuff like this they didn't know that they were making art so if this was not what Africans think they were making the world's most uncomfortable but plug what were they making and here's nothing whether it was art or a table or a piece of trash it still belongs to Africa I mean Europe wouldn't stand for it if the situation was reversed Africa couldn't get away with taking anything from Europe even if it was something they didn't want like Greece I mean yeah sure it doesn't work and it smells like feta cheese but it still belongs in Europe and they would want it back oh oh and then you have the Europeans who say they wish they could return the Aceh Africa they really do but they just don't think Africa is ready for that kind of responsibility Western museums have often resisted repatriating art arguing that they can take better care of it returning the objects is possibly a good point entering into dialogue is the best thing that we can do but who are we gonna return the objects to it's one of these things that looks like morally on its face give it back to who it belongs well what does it belong to and hasn't been in that country for over a hundred years and you know look France built the whole music a Bali to respect these objects to preserve them to show them yeah yeah what'd I forget you know this is some sneaky ass logic if you think about it because their argument is basically you Africans cannot protect your art we know that because we stole it from you we took it all but seriously though how dare Europe imply that Africa can protect it so not you want to talk security you guys have a bunch of sleepy museum cops guarding your art we got Lions bitch okay we got lions and those lions will God that sculpture better than anybody could our shit bad Simba Simba come on holding us back man now look it is true Africa's museums might not be as modern as Europe's but if you're that concerned about it how about just making the museums in Africa better take a tiny piece of that sweet colonialism money and build a museum in Africa that you feel confidence in yeah to take your money in fact you can venmo it to me directly I will I'll pass it along I promise but maybe the most insulting solution to this debate is the one that Belgium has decided on the former vile Museum of Central Africa in Belgium is reopening amid a storm of controversy the newly named Africa museum chronicles the colonial era of the Belgian Congo it holds one of the world's largest collection of African art in all of the European countries they simply closed the colonial museums and we decided no we're going to stay here the museum has chosen to retain the original presentation of exhibits but explain their historical context oh that's really interesting so in Belgium instead of giving the art back they're gonna keep all of it and then just tell museum visitors that all of the art is stolen which is really nice because by providing context they're gonna get gotta hear man how's that supposed to make us feel better what does that bullshit here we don't gonna give you a shit back we're just gonna tell the people that you know what I'm gonna do I'm gonna book a ticket to Belgium that's what I'm gonna do I'm gonna go there I'm gonna steal all their waffles and Berets or whatever the they got over there and then they're gonna be like we're Belgium and we want our waffle back and I'll be like actually Belgium I'm gonna keep this waffle but I'll tell everyone it was yours you

32 thoughts on “The Debate Over Europe’s Stolen African Art | The Daily Show

  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Europeans didnt steal the art it just popped up out of thin air

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    When they come back to Africa it will be burnt by protesters.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    How bout return the "GOT DAMN PEOPLE" they've stolen!

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    2019 anyone?
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/threelly-ai-for-youtube/dfohlnjmjiipcppekkbhbabjbnikkibo

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Makes my stomach hurt.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Everywhere white men colonized, they, killed, raped, and usurped natives of their art works, land, and natural resources. Bunch of robbers, and murderers. China just built a state of art African museum building in Senegal, where all African stolen art will repatriated in the near future. And European wonder why China is doing good in Africa.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    I am African. I feel like Europen should keep all the art, but give the profit they are making out of it to Africa. That way everybody is happy. The really question is can Africa really take care of the profit 😆 they can get?

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    WHAT AN ASSHOLE
    YOUR ASS WAS MEANT
    TO DISAPPEAR YOU DUMB
    BASTARD 😠

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    That's all they've ever done kill robb steal no disrespect for the art when they goona return the stolen People here in America.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    What about the book of Enoch and other books that holds so many hidden teachings….by the way the the Britain stole it from Ethiopia

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    It's all coming to pass. God is wakin people up! 400 years, times up! He is telling the truth, it was meant to disappear because we were never meant to know who we were.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    I guess the Bible was right Esau will never change.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    How about the conversation of stolen people …fuck artwork…everyone seems to go around that whole crime ….so called blacks in America

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    They should stop the CFA franc currency.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Europe owe Africa more… Not just art, they been stealing from us ever since, they never stop there but to steal us as slave.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    …JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW I CAN KICK THAT WHITE GUY IN THE BUTT FROM WHERE I'M AT…LOL

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Most people with the European blood has a mental illness these people destroyed the world

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Europe wants to give something back give ADOS what they deserve for enslaving them you fucking beast

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    The nerve of them

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    White people across the world fear the UNITY AND AWAKENING of AFRICANS everywhere and that's why they work so hard to stop it…..they have government agencies set-up to MONITOR, SEEK OUT, AND DESTROY ANY RISE OF A "BLACK MESSIAH" so how about we wake the fuck up already

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    You represent me. Best regards from Spain

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Africans should steal all of the things they can carry out of France.😀😀😀😀😀😀

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    They of our race as if we are children maybe because had it been China or Russia the asking would've have been a laughable offense stay woke there is no such thing as a peaceful revolution if so u wouldn't even know who MLK was

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    You are doing great brother ! Keep up the great work!

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    They also need to pay reparations! ADOS.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Them mfs steal everything!

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    The reason they do that is because they are ashamed of their own history.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    That is nothing they stole from Mexico and Latin America one is the Moctezuma Crown they displayed it in Austria Why? Because they have no shame They stole art from Jews from the holocaust no shame all Europe all the gold from 400 years of conquest.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Belgium is the most racist country with most ugliest people you could ever imagine. I ve been there trust me!

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Awwww c'mon !
    You know white people deserve it if they want it !

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    African "art"?. What was it…a nanna peel with different colored mud on it..

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Why do u steal their heritage

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