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I was only mentioning in passing yesterday.
The doctor -- show launched.
In the Washington Maryland Virginia or WG NT and -- Naimi did chief political analyst we have judgment -- -- also Warren Orrin.
And and they brought up the topic of of race because they were talking about something to -- -- the ironic.
Sock iconic singer who used to do god bless America -- when we were growing up -- misrepresented the -- that the top.
Did in 1931 she -- actually recorded a song called why word that's why don't want -- were born.
And I was explaining in -- context of where America was in 1931 that that's not indictable about Kate Smith and it doesn't take away from what she became in the seventies and eighties.
And in in America and and as that in that context your name came up.
And I as I said that I've actually been vindicated.
Because of the fact and they brought up that original -- -- And I said that at that time I had never met Don and I was advocating take him at his word he let the suspension go through but when it's over he says.
When I come back I'm going to use my show.
As a form to have a conversation about race as part of what we do.
And I said that's so important in the country because it's exactly not having that conversation is why people -- wouldn't understand.
Take -- recording in 1931.
Prior to the big band -- even then and progressive.
A music being -- to bring the races together to some degree and I -- since that time.
I have -- and we we've worked together -- visit with them regularly and it NAFTA for years it's such a genuine natural relationship.
That I've been vindicated in knowing that he was genuine at that time and I couldn't have known that.
Not having met you it was my perception.
And what I felt politically.
Strategic god moved to make was that he's got his -- reform as he has.
And we need this conversation so desperately in the country.
And he's willing to make that commitment ends didn't let the suspension and -- bring -- back take advantage of that but that's not the course that the network -- at that time.
But since then because of the nature -- relationship which is -- to the point now where.
We bring up race when we want to and we don't we talk about anything else you want to just like to.
Two friends that vindicates the fact that I felt that it would it made sense and that you've demonstrated that inside clearly you're very genuine.
And the things that happen we all do and we all make mistakes and those kinds of things as opposed to someone deliberately.
Trying to insult or or insight.
Racial or prejudicial feelings either needs to be distinguish and so it was.
It was a positive complement TOR -- accused of to time as to older traditional event -- one durations yes.
Pimple like Michael well monitor -- and all the way.
I don't know -- was actually -- him on television and accusing me abusing me every word and -- context which was not true today.
But he just assumed it was and I got accused.
But I brought.
What else I've thought about whether Clinton of all of the players about done among a lot of fun I ever.
I regret that one comment more than almost an event about -- what is.
Have regretted it and -- -- -- McGraw on.
And talk to the girls of all right which -- -- -- for my wife are eaten.
-- -- a life changing.
Experience that's great titles -- -- three or four hour conversation.
Brings young black girls are rule who all -- academically by the way quite accomplished in addition to their eyes sports and athletic skills but all but -- a 62.
Our young bald black women and her parents and their hair and -- as sensitive as -- there's an IBM.
-- -- enraged and aren't you gonna do it was half block button never having heard the -- in July -- And Marine Corps earned.
Are subject years old home.
-- already knew.
Or what -- all Boston racism within the black community -- dream.
Dark black church lecture is going high yellow it's actually understand that your comments about haircuts sort of -- -- and pong.
Now when you and I'm mountain.
Now we're gonna have a conversation -- but I don't feel.
But talking about -- was -- A son Charles Barkley -- -- -- -- Okay but about from -- -- -- yet to them a couple of other guys they have a great show our net TNT over to Larry Johnson is a great host a name they -- they have great chemistry but there were talking about.
And Charles and Kennedy said and never comfortable all the black on some they said you know there's that there's still thrilled on America slugged it.
Okay and our neighbors argue or -- number of them that.
That he didn't think for about -- -- deserve because look at we're all clear what are right and an -- I found some time.
-- But maybe they were using in the wrong ordered him but there's still issues.
All -- palpable racism -- quite.
-- -- -- it's funny too because that's an easy statement to extend -- -- to the fact that I absolutely disagree with Justice Scalia.
And his comments on from the Supreme Court about why would we need to strike down the five they section of the voting rights act.
Because of the statements he made this that we've reached a society that is sort of perpetuating.
Racial entitlements this is not about racial entitlements this is about.
Preventing kind of a relapse back to situations that in fact we're used to suppress black -- and if you wanna know how things have changed they haven't changed enough that Tom -- didn't send people over Florida in 2000 -- -- -- voting rules -- that the -- school buses with black -- -- on the bus were rerouted all the way across town because they were told that they couldn't vote -- their districts and by the -- the -- got over there.
They they -- voting precinct office was closed these are the kinds of things that don't reach out to the suburbs -- and and that's why it's easy for someone to say.
No we don't need that anymore look at what you got you got an an African American in the White House you've got this you got that look at -- TV but then that many at.
African Americans do is say that I want to look at -- White House logical look at my neighborhood and then look at your neighborhood.
-- and see what the institutional.
Impact is of racism where it's not an individual anymore you know it's like we -- having this comes as yesterday somebody who could be completely free themselves of overt prejudice and racism.
But if they happen to be a human resources director and they see a resume comes and and one says Bobbi sue.
-- or something and the other one says look we said that they may take a look we -- and assume that because as -- -- -- it's possible African American.
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