Horowitz first went to a college campus in Berkeley, California, to ask white liberals about voter ID, then went to Harlem in New York to ask black Americans about the answers he received in Berkeley.
Video Part One
In the beginning of the video, Horowitz shows white liberals answering the question of whether voter ID laws are racist. Unsurprisingly, the respondents all answered yes, and stated their reasons why, which included claims that black people did not know where the DMV was, were incapable of obtaining IDs, and didn’t understand how to use the internet.
Some comments caught on video by Horowitz include:
“These type of people don’t live in areas with easy access to DMVs and other places where they can get identification.”
“For most of the communities, they don’t really know what is out there, just because they’re not aware, or they’re not informed.”
“If when we look at a swing state like Florida, that’s a huge population of the African-Americans.”
Video Part Two
The second half of the video showed Horowitz asking black individuals on the street what they thought of these answers, and whether they had IDs, whether they were aware of how to obtain IDs, and whether they knew where the DMV was located.
Most of the people surveyed could name the cross streets where the DMV is located off the top of their head. Several noted that everyone they knew had an ID, and had access to the internet. Most of the respondents were offended that white liberals thought so little of them.
“I’ve had access to the Internet for years. I [use] it at work! Of course I know how to use it. My kids know how to use it, they all have iPhones, iPads, whatever,” one woman answered.
“What does that say to you for people that have this perception of black people?” Horowitz asked.
“They’re pretty much ignorant,” one man said.
“Ignorant, very, very ignorant,” answered another woman. “What people are they talking to? Who are these people talking to?”
“I think it is a little racist, because you’re putting people in a category and you have no idea what you’re talking about,” another person said.
“Maybe a little bit of racism in it, but like I said, I think it’s more stupidity,” one man told Horowitz.