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When -- Omar was first shot.
I said that this could have been much sought.
Another way of saying that is a -- on -- could have been me.
35 years ago.
-- President Obama surprised the press on Friday walking into the White House briefing room and offering his first comments since Georgia governments acquittal.
The set of focusing on the verdict he focused on race was at the right idea.
Did it work let's bring in Kevin Jackson author of the big black like Kevin thanks a lot for joining us from FOX & Friends.
Did the president described in America you recognize.
Not at all Tucker.
You know -- the black people in America should have about as much interest in Obama's comments on this as it would in reruns of Hee -- This is such a ridiculous notion of what he's trying to present I was talking to the producers earlier.
And I sit anybody under forty in America black kid in America doesn't even recognize what Obama's talking about.
Now you have four boys.
Did you talk them about the Zimmerman -- No not at all.
And the reason is it would be like asking me did I talked to him about forty or fifty or seventy people there were killed in Chicago.
Young black teens.
Since the a verdict of the Zimmerman what it's a disease it's of no interest not in the sense that I don't feel for the tragedies that have occurred.
But we don't talk about that -- you know less a -- happens to come up that trial was it insignificant to us because it goes on this is the type of thing to quite frankly happens in America.
You know had a tragedy occur but other than that it was -- really a new story in our family.
Right -- if you read the press accounts today in New York Times -- Politico -- -- liberal outlet.
They are holding up the president as a sort of spokesman for the black experience in America do you think it's accurate.
Of course it's not Barack Obama is closeness to the black community has been pretty -- well chronicled he hasn't lived up the quote unquote black experience now.
I hate saying that because I think all experiences are shared.
But he in terms of what he's trying to culturally project he's nowhere near that experience but to call this press conference with the sort of give him street created.
To make it appear as though he's down -- blacks and and I think 21 of the comments and are made early on a program.
Was that he was you know he called this -- in order to sort of appease blacks to say I'm bringing this to the forefront.
But the fact of the matter is it's purely a political ploy.
To say that you know hey I'm down -- -- we're gonna take a look at this case knowing that there is no case here.
Right not knowing it did Justice Department will not bring civil rights charges against a -- -- do you think.
Since the president's election five years ago.
Which was heralded as we know of course a victory for a post racial vision of the country do you think -- -- have gotten better or worse since then.
It's the -- hit it nice set up question Tucker of course it's worse it's worse in every case and and I I was listening to you earlier park in this back to the 1950s.
Race relations in America were technically better and in 1950 certainly.
Blacks were -- were experiencing better.
The whole family units and all the things he talked about statistically.
And here we are black president.
Many many people that in the black community -- proven that America is is the land of opportunity if you choose to work at it.
And we are still talking about things that Harken back into the 1950s and -- 1960s.
It's quite frankly ridiculous and as I said earlier.
Forty year olds and younger probably don't even realize the world that Obama's talking about but these guys the liberals keep perpetuating this idea of racism in America.
As the Tiger Woods and the Oprah Winfrey's and LeBron James and it.
Dozens if not hundreds and thousands of other blacks.
Scientists engineers etc.
who are succeeding in this country but they want -- -- make people believe that we are perpetuating a racist that country.
And Obama should have actually been speaking about how this country has overcome all of that but instead he's -- It's so interesting I think even people who didn't vote for Obama didn't agree with him.
Thought that his election really would begin a new conversation -- kind of conversation you just described.
And yet it's so striking that we are sort of stuck in the same place we were rhetorically anyway when I was a kid.
You you know and it was funny because he makes what -- And it in his speech he makes reference to this idea that you know I -- with with almost as if this is forget the history.
That that we've overcome when you know we talked about for example.
Locking up clicking of the doors and being followed in stores he he it's almost like he says forget the actual facts.
That 3% of the blacks in this country are committing 50% of the crime.
There's a reason why lady clutches -- purse there's a reason why people locked their doors when they see a horde of young black -- coming from and oh by the way it's not just white people doing that.
Black people do the same thing.
And so again.
It's it's placating all these notions that where you're delusional if you believe the crime you know that -- court gonna get carjacked by black he would -- that's not delusion that's reality Kevin Jackson Joyce was -- really appreciate it thank you.
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