Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Young Turks: "Video Captures EXACTLY How Cops Treat Black People"

Michael Shure and John Iadarola of The Young Turks watch a wrenching video in which a black man, Chris Lollie, waiting to pick up his kids, is harassed by the police in St. Paul, MN. Despite his attempt to deal rationally with the hostile officers, the situation escalates.  Lollie assesses it accurately: "The problem is I'm black." After reviewing the video, the two hosts refer to Fox's Bill O'Reilly, who insists that there's no such thing as white privilege. Watch the following video and consider whether the two officers would have treated a white dad this way:



You can watch more of the video, a news report and an interview with Chris Lollie.

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