Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Melissa Harris-Perry: The Deaths Of Unarmed Black Men In America

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry cites the many black unarmed black men killed by police over the past 10 years, leading up to the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. She states, “In the past decade alone, these men and hundreds of others have lost their lives to police. From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." She then recalls the Dred Scott Decision, 1857, in which an enslaved black man sued for his freedom only to be told that he had "no rights which the white man was bound to respect.” The implications are clear in this powerful commentary. Watch:

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