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And us here in studio -- -- -- smiley co author of the bestselling book the rich and the rest of us a poverty manifest what do think about this.
I think it's it's a tragic moment I think that you write about the fact that -- don't want any of our fellow citizens never -- race color -- to be subject in this kind of random violence.
I think having said that there was a listen to the story added note as well as as you do -- to listen to the peace now.
There are a number of similarities -- what happened to the -- on Martin case one you have the issue of race obviously.
Number two you have a police department that bungled the investigation.
Number three wintry bond Martin's case the media the mainstream media took a long time to get on next door and were it not for the black media they would never covered it.
And now you -- questions -- cover up in this story these cases aren't as this similar perhaps except for the fact there's a child involved.
-- says something about our nation we have children put up on the way trade Juan Martin was number one and number two trim our -- did.
I take at my I have great empathy and sympathy for this situation I would not want to be here again it's unacceptable we don't want those systems being treated that way came on -- -- -- Is there a is there a difference between a white mom.
Setting upon minorities to be African American to be Hispanics could be American Indians anything.
And Eddie a minority again could be any minority setting upon white people or is -- the same.
I think it's unacceptable.
Nobody is it the same or is there a different circumstance of about what he needs personally have it be case by case situation not one but across the boy I don't sit out onto the difference okay so why does it a different data because because -- too.
A black citizens and offered Virginia stopped at a light on the way back from a play that's right.
And thirty white guys around and -- a mountain -- -- the Virginian pilot's gonna cover.
I think not I can't speak for the Paper and public you know they weren't I don't know that I don't think that -- -- -- -- I don't know that I don't know that they wouldn't it is my point.
-- bond Martin's case took weeks it took weeks for the story to get covered by the mainstream media although.
Inside a Black America it was being discussed every day or not that's not well okay our act but look at it and and it took 46 days to get it could Begin to get a a charge leveled against mr.
Jim and so the mainstream media including Fox News and my friend to a rally.
Didn't jump ball that's the worst ever gonna see it on a timeline is I don't have an off the top of my -- -- if I'm Jerry when we first heard about -- on -- we get on and so I don't know what the timeline was put here.
We have a police department that you saw checked the bias crime and it's -- no it's not.
That's a little bit and I'm 11 tape they -- given us today didn't have to try to gotta you gotta give it up guys tomorrow when accusing police department anything here I'm not I'm not.
I don't know what happens okay he got to give up the 911 -- -- and we have a newspaper that that is safe we don't cover -- c'mon -- two people.
You you I'm talking about what you -- -- -- acknowledged to be on national television number one.
That the mainstream media did take a while I -- Raja feels I don't know the time lines and -- for -- this guy you know this is this -- -- -- this is the no spin zone that's right you suicide I'm tired that I got to talk about the national media across the board.
It took them awhile to cover the story number one -- you -- and number two back to children likely Juan Martin.
Where are babies are concerned.
It's the white babies in this country who wind up on the milk cartons does the white babies that these networks -- -- pull out all the time the blonde the blue here that the -- in the blue eyes and I'm not a post it.
I think although I like Fred it is W you have a point like prime minister exactly Latin maybe brown -- not I don't get that was black -- -- he covered my mom now might be one of the Virginian pilot thing.
Right now you never know very -- book about poverty.
This crime happened in front of a housing project where poor people that have -- okay.
So are poor people angry -- they are they feel entitled to lash out do you think do you see that happening.
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Our very democracy is threatened by poverty we are doing this book that poverty is a matter of national security.
We argued the book that poverty isn't color -- one out of two Americans is either in or near poverty that's a societal crisis -- we're getting dangerously close.
To cementing a permanent American catastrophe what -- and people feel put upon because they don't have opportunities to express their dignity by doing work.
Got a black about the health of American what in your book is the primary reason.
For the poverty.
I -- about a lack of opportunity.
Which we change comes out of where our lack of opportunity and corporate greed and political indifference and politicians on the left and the right.
Not making poverty a party a bipartisan consensus that -- doesn't matter a lot of reasons.
I'll have you back with the brother what's right brother west -- -- tonight but for that trial for the stop and frisk policy here in New York right on track and I we'll talk more about your poverty we appreciate you have an Internet -- -- -- -- --
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