Outrage in Ferguson - A National Conversation on Race

  • Aired:  08/27/14
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The deadly shooting of Michael Brown leads to calls for a frank and honest discussion about race in America. (1:39)

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WITH EMOTIONS BOILING ON BOTHSIDES PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING

TO CALL FOR THE UNTHINKABLE.

A RATIONAL DISCUSSION.

>> WE DO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITYHERE TO TALK ABOUT INCIDENTS

OF RACE.

>> WE STILL NEED TO HAVE ADISCUSSION ON RACE IN

AMERICA.

>> IT IS IMPORTANT WE HAVEOPEN DIALOGUE ABOUT THE

REALITIES OF ISSUES LIKETHIS.

>> I THINK WE SHOULDCONTINUE THIS CONVERSATION

LONG AFTER THE MICHAEL BROWNCASE IS DONE.

>> THIS IS AGAIN ANOTHER TIMETO HAVE AN OPEN DISCUSSION

ABOUT RACE IN SOCIETY.

>> WELL, IF THERE HAS TO BEA FRANK AND HONEST NATIONAL

DISCUSSION ABOUT RACE INAMERICA, I GUESS I'M ALREADY

TALKING. I'LL GO FIRST

FOLKS, OUR NATION HAS A LONGSHAMEFUL

LEGACY OF SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION OFAFRICAN-AMERICANS.

AND I'LL GRANT YOU THINKS AREN'TCOMPLETELY EQUAL

WHITE PEOPLE HAVE BETTERECONOMIC AND EDUCATIONAL

OPPORTUNITIES AND AREREGARDED WITHOUT SUSPICION

BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.

BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, BLACKPEOPLE GET TO USE THE N-WORD.

CAN'T PUT A PRICE ON THAT.

IF YOU COULD, CLIVEN BUNDYAND HIS BUDDIES MIGHT HAVE

PAID IT.

BY THE WAY BLACK PEOPLE, WHYCAN'T YOU BE MORE LIKE THESE

GUYS.

THEY WERE ARMED AND THEYDARED THE COPS TO SHOOT THEM

AND NOTHING HAPPENED.

JUST FIGURE OUT WHATEVER WASDIFFERENT ABOUT THEM AND

YOU'LL BE FINE.

(LAUGHTER)BUT THAT'S JUST ONE

PERSPECTIVE.

THAT'S JUST ONE, MINE.

MINE IS JUST ONE VOICE.

I'M JUST ONE PERSPECTIVEWHEN IT COMES TO THE

NATIONAL CONVERSATION ONRACE.

THIS IS A DIALOGUE.

SO NOW I CEDE THE FLOOR TOONE OF THE BLACK LATE NIGHT

HOSTS TO RESPOND

IN JANUARY OF 2015.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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