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-- brought about your program -- friend called African garments she Jeffers good morning Don good to be with you today Mario.
I'm I'm pretty good considering.
I had vertigo attack -- the plane coming out from LA to New York this weekend and they had to actually.
We'll be up to oxygen when the plane they went on the -- asked for a doctor.
Nurse to help I mean it's they can be pretty serious but fortunately.
I was able to get through it with the help of my -- DL here Lee who was -- the -- with me and saw me all the way through the luggage from baggage claim that to cancel driving down to.
Baltimore to see my folks it just wasn't gonna work out.
But I'm better it's it's a periodic thing that I have this is the worst I've had it since fifteen years ago when I lost.
The hearing in my left -- Flying -- -- red -- -- -- -- to -- and so it's it's it's it's it's a tough thing but I'm -- adjust the schedule less red -- and try to deal with it so given all of that down.
I'm on the on the worse for Wear what are the symptoms from what happens -- what apple orange line.
I I'm not sure about I've talked with doctors consulted with the because I seem to only get it when I'm flying on a red Iowa late at night momentum but what happens are you -- -- to lose complete sense of balance your feet are.
Don't seem to even be -- the floor your -- this completely spending in your reaching for the seat in front of view to try to grab that to give yourself some.
Sense of balance to hold on and we utilized -- -- a walk you can not do it without holding on to something it's -- sudden visual miserable feeling.
Well -- no car owner and African American film yes that's a miserable miserable feeling that we're using it melt drought scenario.
So as an African American I'm Thomas adjusted.
-- stepson are just citizens -- -- and when they have each subsequent NAFTA and Americans actually.
And soul wrong.
And I was talking about how all.
In this country and wrong.
We have elected.
-- a black man president -- Not just want sole watchdog was sir -- -- aberration.
And still -- not re trying to case at all.
But there are still -- sabres -- all time there are certain.
Places where you can't -- -- shortly as -- can do and it's only because.
Your black and that's just vols are just the facts.
Well you know done it's it's it's it's fascinating.
Because first of -- as as much as I was enthusiastic about what it meant for America.
When Barack Obama was first elected.
I always 22 position that this in no way you suggested are meant.
That we were now in doing a post racial society -- -- that clearly was not going to be the case and I think that.
Many people who thought that would it was a case.
I became a bit disenchanted with Obama because they thought that somehow that was going to be part of his legacy as well and in fact he's probably further away from that.
Then the head say -- Hillary Clinton.
Been elected president because he has not been able to really address issues of race in a way that could have moved us closer to post racial society but.
You want to speak about -- one -- Let me just say two things I did a couple of things first.
On the on the negative side of this as far as -- what it says about where we are.
And and I must I must preface this Don you know where in America.
Should you be able to go up to anybody.
Not identify yourself with a loaded gun at a cost them and asked them questions about what they're doing or why they're there unless they were involved in an.
Actively engaged criminal -- or criminal conduct that is.
Absolutely morally wrong and indefensible.
He should never have been able to go up to trade -- Martin with a gun loaded in his pocket and not identify himself.
As either part of the community watch or what time policeman or or or law enforcement in some way for -- want to know.
Who he was dealing with without knowing -- he was dealing with.
That type of -- consummate I would be dead as well because I would absolutely have -- who you to ask me because I'm just simply walking in the neighborhood where I.
-- absolute right to be.
Somebody -- as a problem.
We're reverend rather than -- trying to chase them and -- ring no debris no look tough for exit what happened while those -- have been stipulated.
He did not identify himself to trade on -- And because he is acknowledged that and ask enthusiast enthusiastic about what he was going to -- where he talked -- There in your -- -- -- talking immature refute all of may talk to or don't getting in place some.
Solar dirty dog join him.
Also before -- -- of the you know -- format of so laps were -- you know warriors go to war.
-- at what point did.
Talk to drive almost an after very well after Irvine came up to him what happened wonder what did he want to do you approach of a -- him.
Well -- torture and are driven down.
The format just collapsed.
And -- and came back -- of Orwell was our -- Have stepped up to prove the point but the format of collapsed and then -- -- confronted him announced.
And that's when they have their conversation while those points of what you're saying Don I am not able to stipulate -- terrible singer sold so that's why I'm begging him.
And all our government approved would -- date of up to that just don't wanna do it -- there's just not gonna we're not gonna get any place.
But trying to reach rather occasional we don't know what the facts are were all -- knows what came out -- the an independent evidence we do know.
A bit of that and I think entered Gaza this young black kid walking through a neighborhood and I was taken I was -- -- watch guys.
Our own drew attention looks suspicious what it thinks it looks.
To services -- black or not or knows what he did you and you thought election specialist and one thing led to another bit of that it seems to declare.
That didn't do what ever happened.
Based on the evidence that was presented the -- -- started to of them drive on punched him first now.
Now would now loads Obama may have asking them.
Before Trevor on punched him wondered during and a neighborhood and arms Arafat himself battle may be true but -- -- -- -- -- -- -- any don't trust retrial.
I don't dispute that he may have very well punch first a trademark punch first what I was talking about there was those four minutes I don't know for fact.
Chronological order the four minutes came what I do know is what to say -- Zimmerman admitted which was that he did go up to trade on first.
And and and asked him questions.
Without identifying himself that's what I was simply stating I -- -- and that's what I object to that part of it.
Now one other thing that you Don -- for those who are upset about that just let's remember two things one this was a criminal case.
And there is the reasonable doubt and the fact is reasonable doubt is very difficult to overcome and it is understandable that a jury could have found.
That there was reasonable doubt that Zimmerman.
Was guilty I can understand that plus when you combine that.
With the notion of what the Florida legislature had -- which was -- at this stand your ground legislation and by the way stand your ground sounds like some kind MGM.
Cowboy movie would John Wayne Burt Lancaster and Glenn Ford -- something I mean I I'd.
I think it's ridiculous that we are enacting laws like that in a country that lower the bar oil and responsibility.
That must be exercised when you possibly could take the life of another human being an -- -- running rapidly run out of time because.
While fraud interest.
Grass for this to -- -- Immelman shot.
-- bombardment Kozyrev water.
I don't think that he -- Sony shot him because he was black I think that race enters into it because he was a black person and that's where the original.
Profiling came in at that time of -- Zimmerman made assumptions about what -- -- might be up to and I think had -- -- -- why he probably would have made those assumptions that's where the race issue comes in and you and you set we're out of time Don I must mention this.
Because the thing that upset me the most the last few days.
After the verdict was all of these anchors on all of the shows on all of the TV channels.
We're saying things like well we can have the conversation about race or we should have been about race when win I think -- And you and I the only people in the country that on a regular basis when there's not a crisis like this we talk about issues of race in a -- that's that's comfortable for people to try to understand it's not.
Polarizing and divisive and and all of these other anchors they come on the bandwagon when stopping jumps up and soon is that this does he lapses for five days from now.
They won't be talking about it at all.
I don't yeah borrowers triggered just some place for girls spoke.
Nutritional Joseph's because of -- were just haven't made any progress on an eleven -- about a premieres on him.
That is what an additional it's a difficult situation.
And so I was a Muslim go directly assigned them to -- -- yeah I absolutely positive I sort of last couple of days Don is that of all of the demonstrations they DTV coverage and the pictures in the newspapers.
Mostly young people.
-- and every single cloud at least half of all the people there were white.
And I just think that that at least shows that there is that these are people who ten years from now will be one juries and may be there is some hope for -- generational.
Adults -- Karl -- very much you bet -- a friend Karl.
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