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Lead story racing crime in America last -- I spoke with actor Lavar Burton a good guy who follows a -- situation very closely.
Is -- fact that reported crime not convicted front reported crime.
Still overwhelmingly tilts.
Toward African -- American men.
Mitigate this that reported crime mostly by other African Americans are right he's overwhelmingly.
In the black young black man precincts does that mitigate anything.
I don't believe -- governance I really don't you have to look at the culture in which.
The it this bias is held.
And you have to look at the imagery of the culture and and and what the popular culture has turned out in terms of the representations.
Of people of color.
I was in how to react reverend -- the ground -- Baptist minister and Fox News analyst.
So what I try to get across to mr.
Burton who's very passionate about.
How blacks are treated by the justice system in this country and the -- -- on Martin case is an extension that.
Look there's a reason why more young black men are in prison.
There's a reason why police are more cautious while approaching a black man in a car.
And the reason is overwhelmingly violent crime in this country is generated by young black man among -- Well and part of it is geographically based I mean all black men are not just I'm not in high crime areas so so it's not.
It's not in the DN -- It's its geographic incident in certain conventional way and if if that's your contention reverend what do you how do you react to this statistic in this is unbelievable.
Of all black Americans who were murdered.
Were murdered by other black Americans.
I mean that that cuts across every geographical.
-- country 91%.
But most crimes are committed by people from the ethnic group.
-- to perpetrate.
They admit -- people who -- known do we tell the whole function in the same can with that but that's an astronomical.
As if it says and it's a troubling in condemning and it is the reason why so many of us in leadership an African American community.
Have been -- this along for a long time you know your question about does the media cover.
These kinds of things and out of it covered.
The media does not cover a lot of things and African American community.
Including those of us who have been saying there's a crisis why -- -- -- your experience.
Coverage because they don't think it's -- work.
It's not entirely possible it there's almost a holocaust in Chicago.
As you've -- -- -- Chicago was more dangerous -- Afghanistan for Americans especially black Americans.
Right -- is being -- because all the -- because because those who decide what is important news don't think that African Americans and African American life.
Generally aren't going to be possible when -- -- liberal look decider -- this sane people of the same people look at the same set of statistics.
Despite disparities in health care and a variety of other educational disparity and they say we don't post racial era.
Because Obama got elected president.
That's a full -- I don't believe the New York Times and other liberal entities NBC news.
Our our thinking that way I think that's but that's his what I did coverage of flat afraid to the issue they're afraid of reporting that blacks are killing blacks in Chicago -- France and great it's advanced so that's revolutionizing condescending.
But that's what's happening afraid of apple whatever the reason the fact is that as having had that tremendous -- negative effect on the American discussion in general and.
But not only that's having a tremendously negative effect on -- black community because a promise not -- -- absolutely right someone black Americans are dying.
And that brings us a trade on Martin George and -- all our Earth's destruction be getting this much coverage and the only reason it's doing it is because it's.
It's a light skinned Hispanic against the black kid well I bet that I think adding that that the centerpiece of the of the.
Of the trial and be the issue and -- African Americans is that this man was told by his dispatching.
Don't follow that's a key to would look it's an interesting case one way or the other because of the stand your ground law.
Because of the 911 call.
It is there's no doubt about it and I'm not complaining.
About let's see how the justice system works and I'm not complaining about what I do fear very much is that if Zimmerman is acquitted looks like he will be.
All right that black Americans are gonna react negatively to that acquittal well -- that I've -- black Americans.
Assessing and feel like we are -- the siege for a variety of reasons of which this would be just want criminal justice system doesn't work.
The vote that does the legal system doesn't work we're very distressed.
By the findings of the supreme call we more distressed about the reactions of congress.
In general in terms of fair treatment and all of those grievances while they are legitimate and all right cannot be applied to a single case of alleged murder.
If Zimmerman isn't guilty he isn't guilty.
If the jury finds it that way he and you start to have people burning buildings down.
It's going to be a major problem here is going to be a problem when people feel and -- the it is open season poor whites to shoot blacks.
Then and and then at the heart of that matter.
It looked good lies in the the cynicism I don't know -- they feel that way you can't change it but I'll tell you where there is open season on human lives -- -- Chicago Illinois.
Why not it's not just a -- if that's where the intensity and too many American cities we have when government has not done and and black leadership has.
Reverend always interesting thank you --
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