|about Jim Crow laws|
I very rarely watch Hannity, but on Friday night I had a touch of insomnia. I tuned into the July 8, 2016 edition of the show.
I couldn't believe what I was hearing from a few of the protesters in Baton Rouge! Saturday morning, I watched the rerun of Hannity to make sure that I had heard what I thought I had heard.
Below is my recollection of what I twice heard:
One middle-aged black man screamed, "The problem is that there isn't a law against a white man killing a black man in this country! We want a law made that a white man can't kill a black man!"
And another, a younger man: "The problem is that we depend on the white man's dollar. We need our own schools, our own banks..."
Yet two more (a man and a woman, so I'm paraphrasing here): "We want justice. The fact of the matter is that we have the video. What more due process do we need?"
Later, I found the video of that particular edition of Hannity. If your schedule permits, watch the first 20 minutes of the video below. The return to Jim Crow portion begins at time marker 15;54, and is a must-see.
We keep hearing "We need to have a conversation about race" and "We have a lot to do."
How can there be such a conversation when emotions are running so high and people are opining as above?
What, exactly, can we do that hasn't already been tried?
Related reading: MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION in Race Relations-How do you overcome incorrect deeply held perceptions?