Reflecting on the Color of My Skin

Marques Brownlee
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Ishallbe oftheway
the blm is a very raciest organization and thy have no love for any one but them self's non of them know jesus it is about cooler and that it if aney of theam knew jesus this would not be in fact 99.99% of confessing Christians do not know jesus thare harts are fare from jesus. jesus did not send a book he sent the holy spirit to lead you in to truth and to bang you home the bible is a idol and the churches are the synagogues of satin thes people onle use this blm as a excuse to steall and riot this is not peasfull
pharaoh769 2 hours ago
Tonight I just subscribed to your channel because I needed reliable information to help me in my plan to purchase a Mac Book Pro. I subscribed because your content captured...really captured my attention. Now that I have seen this video, I am captured again at how you have put your words together so eloquently and graciously regarding a difficult topic in a difficult time. I appreciate this from anyone, but I wanted to take the time to especially Thank You!!!! Stay Informed, Stay True, Stay Honest, sir.
Ryan B
Ryan B 4 hours ago
I’m white, have been following your channel for years! I watch for your content. Very entertaining
Zen Price
Zen Price 5 hours ago
Amen. Black Lives Matter.
anas almomany
anas almomany 6 hours ago
I live in arab country and we have diversity in all fields , you pointed that every one have different type of struggle and thats true , here we don’t have skin racism , but we have cultures racism were people argue about old ideas and fight about it
Greg K.
Greg K. 8 hours ago
Let's ask one question, are you responsible for your success ? I bet your answer would be yes, so why is it that if black people fail than they blame it on social inequality, I'm you subscriber, I think you're brilliant but people need to start taking responsibility for their own actions instead of blaming everyone around for their failures.
laura cox
laura cox 10 hours ago
Thanks for the links Uravcomsum is how I found you.
ime0509 11 hours ago
FRANBOT 1014 11 hours ago
If Martin Luther King Jr was were, he would be very disappointed, and we should too!
FRANBOT 1014 11 hours ago
Best black tech man? No. Best tech man. I don’t get why people say black man instead of just saying man. BLACKLIVESMATTER!
Rusty egg 23
Rusty egg 23 17 hours ago
Now he identifies as white
Rogue_Gaming 17 hours ago
The 19,000 who dislike need to unsubscribe and clearly don't realize that interacting with the video further endorses it, gaining more attention. Keep up the great work Marques ❤️
Declan Harrison
Declan Harrison 19 hours ago
You are my go to tech channel! I’ve just recently discovered your channel but now I watch past videos just for fun. Thanks for all the great content and I look forward to the upcoming Apple product videos this fall!
5ONE4 20 hours ago
jacek 20 hours ago
You're saying that we should enjoy creators for their content not their skin color, then you go and recommend youtubers - all black. Is there really no white creator you would recommend or you just put together a list of people based upon their skin color? This kind of undermines your own words. There are many reasons why you have millions of viewers and I'm sure it ain't about the colors!
Justyburger 21 hour ago
I've been watching you for years. Right back before you had 1M subscribers. The fact that you are Black, has not made any difference to me. I like the way you present yourself and i love the passion you have for tech. This is an unusual video for you and not one i expected. Your views here are quite mature, but i probably would not get wrapped up in this subject of race and the divisions in America, as well as politics. I know they affect us all, but It's already everywhere. I like the fact that you don't talk about these things, and just stick to the tech.
MarkToast 22 hours ago
I always go back to the Morgan Freeman mentality: I don’t see you as “that black creator Marques,” I see you as “Marques Brownlee.” I think most of your audience would agree with this idea. Of course it’s not like we don’t see your skin color, but we see your humanity and personality first and don’t really think of your race as a factor in your personality. Race is not really a consideration in our choice to watch you and to enjoy your content. You are a human being with great insight and charm in what you do, and we’re always going to see you as that rather than seeing you as a color with a personality underneath it.
Cyrox 69
Cyrox 69 22 hours ago
You are the best ....no one else
Haliel Day ago
problem with black creators on youtube or IT/tech enviroment is that black youth want to rather be rappers or athletes
Dee Adams
Dee Adams Day ago
Baby, your color is the superior from your family...down to the Ancestors. It's terrible that any person of color MUST describe or explain WHY our color is so questionable!? 😥😥😥
Caleb Lay
Caleb Lay Day ago
No one should ever be ashamed of their skin color or second guess their decisions because of their skin color. You have taken a very sensitive topic and gently but effectively addressed it. I've always loved your content. Skin color doesn't mean anything to me.
Mark Neufeld
Mark Neufeld Day ago
You are the (tech) man. I always appreciate your candor, respect your integrity and enjoy your opinions. Thanks!
Aran Rasekhi
Aran Rasekhi Day ago
Literally 90% of the comments: I’ve always watched you because you’re the best tech RUvidr not the best black tech RUvidr.
Aran Rasekhi
Aran Rasekhi Day ago
I mean it’s not a bad thing just that it’s too repetitive.
Dead Stone
Dead Stone Day ago
You are one of the BEST creators.
Tech computerlist
Who dare dislike 😡😡🤬🤬
Tony Sunny
Tony Sunny Day ago
ANNAN UYIR ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls! Ethil kanunothonnum medikan pattilelum ingade reviews kanunnath thanne ath medicha oru feel an . All time favourite tech youtuber 🥰🥰🥰🥰
MisraBorn Day ago
Thank you so much for speaking your truth
Alex Bonham
Alex Bonham Day ago
Your channel is great I enjoy your reviews. You a smart guy and race should not matter at all full stop. Keep up your amazing work. The new Mac Pro 13" is out I hope they seen your wish list.
Abstrxction Day ago
I can't believe someone would think that people with skin that isn't white are any worse, or better... We are all created equal!
our three little birds
Thank you for sharing. For years you have been my go-to channel and I never thought of skin color until I saw the title of this video and it dawned on me. Praying for the day that diversity is at all levels 💛 Thank you for doing what you do and being awesome at it!
Big Jenkem
Big Jenkem Day ago
Dude really, no, stop, not cool. People watch you because you are interesting and informative, not because you’re black. Your skin tone doesn’t matter because nobody gives a shit about it. Really, it feels painful both when journalists ask actors race related stuff and when people record videos about “look at me being black/female/gay/disabled/fat/ideologically different. It is fucking shallow
Geeky Day ago
Those 19k dislikes are haters
Graham, King of the Britons!
It's brown.
Fixed Day ago
A small group of offended people dictates their conditions to the whole world, although there are hundreds of races, hundreds of skin colors and each has its own problems. But this small group of people is trying to convince everyone that she lives worse than everyone.
lisonka01 Day ago
The fact that people have to discuss their skin color saddens me
Martin Riber
Martin Riber Day ago
Thank you so much.
Yi Xia
Yi Xia Day ago
“Make sure you follow them because you like what they do” really like this one!👍
Aysegul Cakir
dangelowallace is a great commentary youtuber and if you want you should check his channel out. :)
Gary Edward Learned
Like many posters below, when I've watched you I've not consciously thought that I was watching a black creator. You are one of the most talented creators out there which is why I watch you. At the same time, I do believe we have problems in our country, and what happened in Minneapolis where I live only underscores that. Thank you for stressing that you find and follow people you watch and like. I really am afraid that we will flip the needle to far in the other direction which is equally harmful. You present a reasoned and well thought out position and one I would love to discuss with you. That's when I know we as a country will have made it, when both sides can listen, and respond ... thoughtfully.
Nikss L
Nikss L 2 days ago
The 19K that disliked this video are his racist viewers 😂
Shenell Evans
Shenell Evans 2 days ago
I value you because of your focus, drive, excellence, expertise AND your blackness. I understand people saying that they've valued you regardless of skin color. But it seems a bit disrespectful to the fullness of our humanity to 'not see race.' Our whole world makes skin color an issue. So it always matters all the time. You're a brilliant black man. I long for the day when we can just be brilliant too...the day when blackness isn't a stigma. Until the world changes the fullness of who you are is worth celebrating. I think it's a matter of calling out Anti-blackness specifically, not just anti-racism. White people, please work to SEE BLACKNESS. Like how can you be anti-racist when you don't truly get the problem?? Anyway, I love your work and that you're a beautiful melanated man.
James Boyce
James Boyce 2 days ago
Kabaddi isn’t very diverse at a professional level. Neither is Sumo
Mehrdad Heydari
Mehrdad Heydari 2 days ago
shame on you
WuZi Mu
WuZi Mu 2 days ago
Wait, he's black?
WuZi Mu
WuZi Mu 2 days ago
MQ: So, I've been black for some time now. Here's my review
fmkhandwala39 2 days ago
You are the best tech creator in my eyes
versages versages
actually to be honest this black live matter movement DID ACTUALLY MAKE ME APPRECIATE BLACK PEOPLE MORE AND SEE THEM IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT... so maybe it did help. but at a certain point we really have to STOP acting like victims. once you s top believing you are less than whatever race they will never be able to hurt you or put you in THAT ''less than'' position.
versages versages
I don't even understand why people keep feeding this black and white dynamic.... like keep feeding it, keep it going, keep giving it attention, just change your self , change your own attitude and people around you wiill not treat you the same way anymore.
ChrisisHereO2 2 days ago
*Reflecting on the color of my skin* Too bad black surfaces don’t reflect light.
Aran Rasekhi
Aran Rasekhi Day ago
LOL 😹😹
bonkdor_ 2 days ago
I see what you mean bro but that also means people have to change all around. Me personally, I just see you as one of the best tech youtubers. If I want a serious look at an apple product from someone who gives a crap, I come ho you for user review and go to louis rossman for the engineering. Do I look at you as a black person and louis as an italian new yorker? Nah. Just people. And while to some that can seem demeaning, to me I think being progressive means that things that don't matter fall by the wayside. So, in a lot of ways, race itself falls by the wayside along racism.
Daniel Souza
Daniel Souza 2 days ago
I know exactly what you mean. Thanks.
Caitlin C
Caitlin C 2 days ago
The point of this video is that we need to work to dismantle racism. To the well-intentioned (fellow) white people in this thread, saying that you don't think of Marques Brownlee as black is not the answer. Yes, we want him to know that he's amazing, but doing it this way is dismissive of his experience. He's expressing his struggles so that we can learn from them and change the system for all black people, not so that we can discuss his personal achievements. He's fucking awesome, but that doesn't solve the struggles that black and brown people face.
Caitlin C
Caitlin C 2 days ago
In fact, if you read this far, saying you don't think of him as black could have some unintentional racism behind it. It's okay for successful people to also be black. Blackness and success are not opposing ideas. I know that's not what you're trying to imply, but that's often how it's received. As white people, it's good to reflect on the reception of our words and not just our intentions.
Cohyn Gouffray
Cohyn Gouffray 2 days ago
I don’t care what any ones skin color only there adityde and friend ship
David Reyes
David Reyes 3 days ago
BLM is a self proclaimed Marxist organization that does not build anything but destroys everything in its path, including the statue of Frederick Douglas the abolitionist. I am surprise this RUvidr did not do his homework before asking its viewers to fund a Marxist organization.
Rade Day ago
Fax machine right here ^
Terrell Just
Terrell Just 3 days ago
I'm seeing here that the only adverse experience you've had as a black man in America is wondering if you were a token black in some instances. (That's really on you.) Please don't be led into believing you should have a grievance. I would say celebrate your parents! Celebrate your life. You have had the opportunity to do extremely well, doing something you like. Kudos to you for running with it! Instead of finding the lowest common denominator with victimized blacks (their choice), why not show gratitude for what you've been given? America is the best country. I've lived in other places. It has enhanced my appreciation. Or...just be like Morgan Freeman. Stop talking about it. You're keeping it alive. Or perhaps I missed something. It happens.
flamethrowerX19 3 days ago
I wish I could dislike the dislikers
john white
john white 3 days ago
I'm 61, white, have 32 years in tech. I look up to you. You're a great communicator.
LagUnus 3 days ago
Tbh I never cared about race/color I don't see the point of separating a human being for being different colored or just generally just different.. For me it's stupid and waste of time to worry about skin color when there are far more important things to worry about than this...
Nicolò Roncen
Nicolò Roncen 3 days ago
You’re a Legend! Very inspiring
RealDarkFilm 3 days ago
No offense but its hard to hear a millionaire complain to us behind a $5,000 camera just to get the revenue he knew this video title would get.
It doesn't matter if you are black or white or any color, we all are humans
Tyler Bichsel
Tyler Bichsel 3 days ago
I may be a little late on this video i dont even know if youll see this but thought i would put this out. I have been raised to accept everyone to me race doesnt matter and i support everyone 100% it hurts me when anyone dies or gets racialy slurred or gets racism toward them it mentally hurts me thats why seeing people that i love like all of the RUvidrs that i enjoy watching it hurts me to see them down and its stuff that can be countered not to happen yet it still happens. im so sorry to everyone that has this happen to them i know not everyone is the same but alot of people need to just grow up and accept anyone and everyone and grow up from everything thats happen yeah everyones a little diffrent and yeah we all have are diffrences but do we need to be children and flinch at other colors because of what we hurd i guess what im trying to say is dont judge a book by its cover because its really hurtfull anyway i hope everyone has a amazing day but its so so so crazy i just understand lets all just come together whatever color we are all people we all have lives and with corona going on im sorry to everyone that has lost people especially Krystals grandmother im so sorry to hear about but with everything happening its just one more thing on top of the other i just hope we can all see somone in a diffrent way than color anyway ill see yall later and ill stop rambling
Rayan Moudad
Rayan Moudad 3 days ago
At the very base of everything we are all human beings, and I believe that a person should be evaluated on his/her skills regardless of race, ethnicity, or beliefs. I am a Lebanese man, and in my country racism is a different kind since we're all similar in skin colour. We are discriminated by sects, beliefs, or political affiliations. Since I don't follow any political leader, I even have difficulty finding a job because my skills don't matter as much as "which political leader do you follow?" When will we disregard everything that divides us and focus on what unites us and connects us to one another? I love your channel man, keep on working hard because you're one of the best tech youtubers i follow regardless of your colour!
Dart XCZ
Dart XCZ 3 days ago
I'd like to see all the racist fokes not having to use all inventions made by black people for a week and i bet they'll not survive.
IRON LORD 3 days ago
I think ur a cool guy thank you for the vids
Saumitra Nanaware
JevvoBruv 3 days ago
You were accepted onto a football team because of the colour of your skin? Black privilege.
Stanley Godspeed
Stanley Godspeed 3 days ago
I never understood this racial war, and believe me i live in Poland which is mostly populated by white. I have black friends, i love Hip-Hop, Rap and one of my favourite celebs are people of different skin colour than mine. I love The Rock, I love Dave Chapelle, I admire Michael Jordan, i am cheering for Lewis Hamilton, I love Jet Lee movies, i love Jackie Chan. Love Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, My favourite music is by Dr. Dre and 2pac. This is just a small fraction that just came to my mind when i wrote this post. I don't get how people in today's world can blame their skin colour for their circumstances. I'm white but i live in a poor country where i compete against only whites, am i privileged? no, not in the slightest bit. I have to work 4 times as hard to earn as much as i would earn in USA. Do i blame anyone for it? no. I may one day move to USA if i feel like it. What saddens me it's that media are too powerful nowadays, and they are driving this racial crysis. I've worked in different countries in my life and had many friends of different colour. Which was so cool, everyone was bringing something new to the table. Why so many people are figting over it, it's mind boggling.
Moshe 3 days ago
Funny enough, "black creators" are now privileged, the cycle will never stop this way.
Moshe 3 days ago
Diversity means nothing. The color of one's skin is irrelevant. Looking for equal outcomes by skin color is in fact racist, the marker should always be competence, you should have thought this a few more days. All of those things YOU think, YOU THINK, you are doing it to yourself because you care. Thriving for diversity is racist, race should always be irrelevant, it doesn't matter. When you care to balance outcomes using race as the marker, YOU ARE THE RACIST. And yes, unsubbed.
Ayden Mountain goat
Very humble guy said it perfectly base people on their actions and who they are their are bad apples in every race and their are good people in every race
Anirudh 3 days ago
You are not just a tech tuber! You are an Inspiration Thank you.
SKKP 3 days ago
All those saying "I dOn'T sEE cOloR", "I NeVeR SAw YoU As a BLack crEatOR"... YOU ARE COMPLETELY MISSING THE POINT!!
Jayla Moore
Jayla Moore 2 days ago
Exactly people are so annoying!
wavy6 3 days ago
I am just watching this for the first time, and never more have I agreed with something more than this. I am an anti racist person 100% and I believe that what the world needs most right now is love. But people deemed me as racist because I don’t agree with their ideology of setting the world on fire instead of coming together as human beings to strive for a change.
Taha Pathan
Taha Pathan 3 days ago
Shayla Hardy
Shayla Hardy 3 days ago
The fact that soooooo many of these comments are "I don't care that you are black" "I didn't really notice that you were black"....Bruh.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
I think you represent the good parts of humanity.
Marko Zivanovic
Marko Zivanovic 4 days ago
The best tech RUvidrs are all from different races. I never thought about the race thing until people started making a big deal about it. I always cared for the person and the content, not their race.
Aaylia S.
Aaylia S. 4 days ago
Hey Marques! I've been following you for a few years now and I thank you for your work and for you reflecting on your experiences as a tech pro, and as a Black man. I am also Black and initially, I was looking for a reliable source for tech reviews and a generally unbiased take on new gadgets. I have totally found that! Thank you for being responsible and respectful on your platform! I don't see many Black people in the tech review world, but I hope to find many more! 'Preciate you Bro! God bless you!
Aran Rasekhi
Aran Rasekhi Day ago
Nice comment, I’m not being sarcastic btw
Kate Altman
Kate Altman 4 days ago
Jarvis Johnson! I love his stuff. ❤️
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