Cenk thinks President Obama’s comments to the Urban League that black kids need to “hit the books” were a step in the right direction for a country that drastically lags the rest of the world in academic achievement. But he gets schooled by Professor Tricia Rose of Brown University, who says, “Why single the most vulnerable community out and chastise them in a way that doesn’t equally give time to the conditions and circumstances that they’re facing?”
TONIGHT at 7E/4P: Brett Erlich and Ben Mankiewicz join Cenk to talk about the congressional committee hearing about the IRS and Anthony Weiner's return to politics. Plus, Sen. Ginny Lyons aims to get corporate money out of politics. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT.
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