Cenk Uygur, TYT’s Ana Kasparian, Current TV contributor and Brown University professor Tricia Rose, and Avvo.com legal analyst Lisa Bloom continue their discussion about the shooting of a young black Florida man, Jordan Davis, by Michael Dunn, who claims self-defense.
Cenk says, “Remind me which race went to somebody else’s home, kidnapped them, put them in chains and violently kept them enslaved? And white people get so mad when you bring this up. … You know what they immediately did in the news stories? They said, ‘Oh, the kid was not in a gang.’ Why is there an assumption that the black kid is in a gang? When a 17-year-old white kid gets shot, do they write, ‘Well, the white kid was not in a gang’? The assumption is, of course, it must have been the black person who is violent. But it was a black person who was shot and killed! When I talk about slavery, I’m not saying you did it. But look at the ramifications when you still have that stereotype against black people today. Not 200 years ago, not 400 years ago, but today.”