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It you know one is is Israel trying to understand what this administration.
Reverend Al Sharpton.
Reverend Jesse Jackson and others were going but the attorney general of the United States.
I found it difficult to understand.
How they could have set out on this course which is embarrassing.
For national leadership of any kind.
Secondly the reversals which are necessary because of the tone that they took the passions of the moment -- -- -- Jim but.
Jesse Jackson referring to Florida.
As an apart -- state.
-- What in the world could he possibly have been thinking what is your what is your thing.
Well I think there -- -- difference between the past and we've seen from reverend Jackson reverend Sharpton.
And what we've seen from President Obama I would actually say that.
I think President Obama has come very late to this issue.
And the fact that he's coming to this issue when the country so divided over a criminal case.
Makes it all the more controversial and not effective.
And if he had he tried to have a national conversation about race away from a case away from you know the division that was seen.
I think it would have been a much more productive conversation now.
Reverend Sharpton reverend Jackson.
I think we -- we know that they will go to extremes when it comes to the language they use around us but they -- also.
Missing the boat when it comes to what did the biggest issues they should be focusing on when you have national attention might -- If we get everything we won in Florida and if it is as he says in apartheid state which is a bit ridiculous.
If you got everything you wanted there would still be at a plethora of issues facing the African American community.
But we -- not seen leadership from these two gentlemen in particular.
I won and you your -- Well I personally say you know -- -- I think there's so many big issues that there that you just don't see.
You know these two especially but in general -- civil rights leadership in my mind.
Standing up to and I would begin with things like family breakdown Lou I would talk about drugs I would talk about.
That whole thug life -- their culture that is being encouraged them again.
Education I mean -- education just.
You know they need for better schools -- just seems to me is so primary but you don't see it.
I differ with Jindal about the president I think the president had come out earlier instead anything it would have added to that.
Kind of upset around the country I think that when he spoke on Friday.
It was after he.
Found that the Hispanic media that he -- interviews with all -- didn't ask him about it so he came out Friday and I thought he spoke in a way that was wise -- the acknowledge you know look if you look at young black man.
A higher rate.
Involvement -- violent crime he understands why people might be but he says we have to have some soul searching.
And I just thought that was I thought he's.
-- up the right I.
I thought his -- otherwise can't just say though I didn't want to come out earlier around the Jordan Zimmermann case I'm talking about in his first administration when he was first elected.
These problems if we only attract them when there's a criminal case that's where it becomes again so defensive and not productive.
When you look at the American Bar Association and the recommendations that they made in 2004.
For racial and ethnic disparities in our criminal justice system and this administration.
And the states really haven't picked up on -- is that at some point.
At some point.
The leaders of -- the black community in this country.
Have got to assume an initiative that goes beyond victim hood.
It goes beyond our racial discrimination because it is it has -- if it is -- if it is not nonexistent.
But it is -- point that it is not the principal factor underlying all of the issues.
That Juan Williams just articulate -- -- be education whether the employment.
We have a -- we have Jesse Jackson calling for a boycott of a of a state.
That is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse states in this country.
This is the kind of righteousness.
That we've you know we've got to inspect a little because it turns out it's ignorance.
Posing -- righteousness and we need to change just -- you said that the -- The character of the conversation about race.
In and I think we've got to do it soon.
Because some people are getting carried away and meanwhile we've got 40% on one among black US cut.
We have 8823 million people unemployed or under report.
But the fact of the matter -- we have specific issues with it in young blacks in this country.
There have to be addressed and understood and issues and create a national conversation.
-- why I'm gonna give you the last word here.
Well you know I mean you know to my mind a lot of what you see from Jackson and Sharpton is about two guys who I think are still caught out.
In -- in a -- that goes back to the fifties and sixties and I think they've made it into their business Lou.
Now that's that that that's my -- on charitable description of those two because on the other side of that -- I understand there are lots of poor black people.
Or people of any color in this country who feel they never get heard from -- -- -- Sharpton or Jackson shows up at least the media shows up.
But I think it's bad leadership when you don't say to people here's what you can do to help yourself.
Here's why we can help you in terms of education in terms of employment in terms of -- in terms of -- To take the steps you need to get up that -- upward mobility and enjoy America and it you know benefit from all of America has talked.
And you know -- -- further the president.
I couldn't agree more by the -- one.
But talking about whether or not for president.
Could have weighed in earlier are not at the -- -- trial.
I honestly believe that it was appropriate for him to weigh in as soon as that verdict was delivered.
Knowing the the passions that that -- -- -- were raging and parts of the country.
It would have been a time for him to be the president of all the people.
And say that this is -- judicial system while imperfect is.
The foundation of our nation of laws that a jury has spoken.
And that we accept that verdict and we move off.
That was what I wanted to hear the president of all the people say not tell me or anyone else that.
-- Tavis Smiley called -- is cool latest statement on race that frankly was neither eloquent.
Thank you very much -- immigrant we appreciate it Juan Williams thank you.
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