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investigation continues there. for now, sorry to cut it short, betsy, but i do have to wrap you. great to see you, my friend, and appreciate you joining us this hour. that wraps it up for me this hour. i'm yasmin vossoughian. i'll be back here tomorrow at 3:00 a.m. eastern. reverend al sharpton and "politicsnation" begins right now. good evening, and welcome to "politicsnation." tonight's lead, halfway there. right now i'm cautiously optimistic again. my hope is that it was all worth it, the months of negotiations, the other priorities diverted, and, of course, this unity among democrats. that continued nearly into last night's historic vote to pass the president's $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure framework, and that framework is
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soon to become the law of the land. president biden saying he will sign the bill soon, taking the delayed victory lap after a battering few months for the white house. >> we're looking forward to have shovels in the ground to begin rebuilding in america. for all of you at home who feel left behind and forgotten in an economy that's changing so rapidly, this bill is for you. >> of course the divides within the parties themselves are on display yesterday. six house progressives rejected the president's last-minute pitch, voting no on the physical infrastructure while the second social spending bill remains without a concrete date that could come later this month. then on the other side, 13 republicans joined democrats in embracing some version of the
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future. though their parties scored high-profile state victories this week by denying both history and the present, my panel unpacks this climatic week that was as democrats still shaken by the implications of this week's losses in virginia and elsewhere try to self-assess ahead of next year's midterm elections. sure to see variations of that formula in other states, along with the gerrymandered maps and voter restrictions, both of which are at play in texas, where the justice department has filed suit over the state's election law where black house democrats are in peril of losing their districts. and again, we begin there tonight. joining me now, congressman al green, democrat of texas. congressman, before i start talking about politics, i know there was a tragedy in texas at
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a concert. eight lives lost. others harmed. and it was in your district. i know you just left a press conference updating us on that. do you have something you might want to add to say to our viewers? >> well, first of all, reverend, please allow me to thank you for being so kind to allow me to have just a word. of course it is tragic, and of course we do have to get to the bottom of it. there has been indication from the county judge and the mayor, as well as the police chief that this will be thoroughly investigated. it is relatively new in terms of how long they've had time to investigate. so my hope is we'll get some answers as quickly as possible because i know the family members are at this time suffering greatly. i assure you that i too want answers, and you have my sympathies. >> we share with your sympathies and prayers for the families of the deceased and for those that
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were harmed in this tragedy. and i certainly hope we get to the bottom of it. let's go to this, congressman. less than 24 hours after the house passed the president's infrastructure bill with a final vote of 228 in favor, 206 opposed, 13 republicans joining democrats in voting yes, what does this mean for the country and for your district in houston. >> reverend, it's very significant. infrastructure is important for us across the length and breadth of the country because those who are supposed to know, the engineers, they indicated right now infrastructure would probably get about a "d" plus. that is hardly good enough. with this bill, we'll have more than $1 trillion that can be used for roads and bridges and airports. it would be there so that we can upgrade and replace.
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in houston we have two airports and a port, so we would like to make sure that houston gets its fair share of the dollars. but every place around this country is going to get a portion of these dollars. >> congressman, while democrats celebrate the passage of the bif, the democratic national committee is doing an inevitable autopsy after some key losses in this week's elections, specifically terry mcauliffe's loss in the virginia governor's race where some contended that democrats lack a big legislative win to point to and run on. hence, of course, i would add, democrats can do better in calling out the political demonization of critical race theory, for the racism that is. but looking back on this week's election, what should democrats be prioritizing ahead of next year and the midterm races? >> well, obviously we do want to
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make sure that we got the build back better legislation through. that is still pending. you indicated that we're halfway there. i would add this, reverend. we may be about two-thirds of the way there simply because we laid the foundation for the passage in the house of the build back better. when we pass the rules for the build back better before we left. we're moving in the right direction and i hope that the public will receive that as a positive signal. i think that we have to start to prepare for tuition-free college education at the junior college level. i believe that the major countries around the world seem to have gravitated in that direction. we're the richest country in the world. we ought to be there also. i want to make sure that we don't give up our position simply because there's some people who are out of position.
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if you are out of position, you're not in the right place that we can't teach history to students in our schools. critical race theory is the rest of the story as paul harvey would say it. it is about what we have not told this country in our history. so we can't leave history unfinished. this is the part of the history that quite frankly means a lot to us. by the way, i have a bill for slavery remembrance day. i'm not going to let texas pass a law from preventing us from talking about slavery. we're going to have a day of remembrance in this country, just as we have a holocaust and pearl harbor and 9/11 remembrance day. >> on the same week we saw the framework finally pass, both houses, senate republicans blocked even the discussion on the john lewis voting rights advancement act, making it,
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what, the third voting bill to die in the senate this summer? then, of course, the department the justice on thursday announced that it would be suing your home state over its various restrictions in its new election law. this after republican state lawmakers in texas approved a thoroughly gerrymandered map that reduces minority representation while at the same time pitting black texas democrats like yourself against each other. i've asked this question of your colleagues in the congressional black caucus. were the protracted negotiations over infrastructure worth it when you consider how much is yet to be done on voting rights? >> i think voting rights are of paramount importance, reverend. and i regret we haven't been able to get that done. i really wouldn't want it on my record that while i was in congress we weren't able to do this. so i believe that we cannot give
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up and we won't give up. we've gone to jail protesting this, been arrested, more accurately. and my belief is that the time that we have spent on these other pieces of legislation, however, was time well spent because these pieces of legislation are needed. universal pre-k is something that's going to benefit our children so that they can get an equal start with others in life. the whole notion that you can have clean water for people across the length and breadth of the country -- there are people drinking out of lead pipes in this country, the richest in the world. we have to take care of the climate. it's an existential threat. when do we realize that we have to do this such that we don't allow it to become so foregone, so far removed that we cannot do that which will make the climate safe for all of us across the globe, not just here in the united states? so i think it's time well spent,
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reverend, i do. >> i agree that a lot in the bill is absolutely necessary. we are facing an existential threat, and in black and brown communities the problem of the environment is even -- and infrastructure as well is even more stark. i won't stop as we've done around this voting rights bill. they are equally important. thank you, congressman al green. >> thank you, reverend. >> joining me is my political panel, juanita tolliver and republican strategist susan del percio, both msnbc analysts. juanita, let's start with the infrastructure bill. it has finally passed and even got 13 republican votes in the house. but it took months of squabbling against democrats and comes on the heels of a disappointing off-year election in terms of the results for the party. meanwhile, the social spending package remains up in the air,
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which is why six democratic progressives voted against it. i think they're standing on principle and, you know, saying that -- take a leap of faith, i'm a man of faith, but that's a big leap. but leadership says a vote could come before thanksgiving. as a democrat, are you feeling victorious today or nay? >> of course i think democrats should feel victorious today. this is a big moment. it shouldn't be overshadowed. just as president biden said, folks will look back 50 years from now and say this is when america started to invest. and he enumerated those investments, and that's something democrats need to keep doing. keep talking about the increased access to broadband, keep talking about the good jobs, the
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extreme weather, and president biden says there's still more work to do with the build back better act. rev, you named it. this is a huge leap of faith. i agree that the six democrats who voted against it voted on principle -- >> and they had given up a lot. i want our viewers to understand, they had given up a lot. they were not unreasonable. but go ahead. >> this started at $6 trillion, came down to $3.5 trillion, came down to less than $2 trillion now. but numbers aside, requires the sunsetting of essential programs like the child tax credit, which puts $200 to $300 in families' accounts each month, like universal pre-k, all the good things that will come with this bill, and that was a cost. so again, they were right to be hesitant. the progressive caucus was right to take their time to get this commitment, but we also need to recognize as representative green said, that commitment means we still have work to do. hopefully this will be concluded
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by thanksgiving. >> absolutely. susan, democrats are looking after an upset in the virginia governor's race and a close call in new jersey. but i want to take you back to 2009. president barack obama's first off-year election. republican bob mcdonald won the gubernatorial race in virginia by more than 17 percentage points. and chris christie became a national celebrity by winning in new jersey, despite that, democrats passed the affordable care act in 2010 and president obama was re-elected in 2012. based on that history, should we be careful to draw any major conclusions from just a handful of races? >> rev, if i were the democrats, i wouldn't talk about it anymore. there was a huge vote that passed for americans, especially in certain districts where those democrats need a win, they got
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one on infrastructure. who cares about virginia and new jersey anymore? that's yesterday's news. i really think that it's important -- yes, you want to do a recap of what happened and perhaps where things went right, where they went wrong, but move forward. this infrastructure bill is all about not just bridges and tunnels, but you got clean water, you got the electricity grid. you just spoke to a congressman from texas. texas needs an electrical grid. they should be taking that money. instead of members of agrees and the democratic party talking about what happened in new jersey and virginia, talk about the bills passed last night. don't talk about the bill coming down the road. this is what i'm delivering for you and what the dccc should say is why didn't they vote to get this bridge repaired or to have
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clean water, and put them on the spot. i appreciate the question about new jersey and virginia, but, rev, it doesn't matter anymore. it's over. you got to keep moving forward and changing the conversation. i tweeted today let's talk about the good. there's a lot of good to discuss. >> now, let's stick to the election for a minute. republican ciattarelli has yet to concede in the new jersey governor's race. he's urged his supporters not to buy into conspiracy theories about the vote, but he's using the language that is very similar to donald trump's big lie that prompted "the washington post" today to accuse republicans of, quote, trying to discredit another free and fair election. juanita, what's your take? >> you named it, rev, he's using the same language, even though he's saying, hey, this isn't a conspiracy theory, wink, wink.
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he's absolutely applying the same logic here, which is that he lost a race and he can't accept it. now he's going to say it was stolen. now he's going to undermine it and going to do more damage to our democracy at a time when it's already fragile and it's contributing to trump's efforts, republicans' efforts to continue to call our elections into question, and it's going to have a larger negative impact. look, i think i saw a poll this week that said 15% of republican voters were uncertain their votes would be counted. and this type of behavior just piles onto that, the same negotiator that led to that horrible insurrection and the attack on the capitol back in january, and it has to stop now. i think it also needs to be combated with legislation in congress that fortifies our elections and fortifies our democracy when we know that republicans are going to continue to make these claims, especially if they lose elections in the midterms. >> susan, smart political strategists like you and juanita
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are always looking forward. so let's do that right now. there's chatter that beto o'rourke could announce he's running for governor of texas anyway day now. but new polling shows he's trailing incumbent greg abbott by nine points. meanwhile, politico reported this week the democratic governors association might sit out the 2022 race in florida, giving republican ron desantis a cakewalk there ahead of the possible 2024 run for the white house. we should note the dga has denied they are deemphasizing the sunshine state. what do you make of these stories? >> in texas beto o'rourke -- nine points down in texas is not necessarily a bad thing, especially given that abbott oosthuizen approval is 43 versus a t abbott oosthuizen approval is 43 versus
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40, 35. his negatives are very high, rev, so i'm not sure how that washes out. but giving desantis a free ride is such a bad idea, not just because -- it may be difficult to beat him, but you need to keep the party active in florida, and you have val demings running against marco rubio. you need to put every effort into every coalition bloc you can to get a good turnout for val demings. you need the democratic national committee to also step up because that would be a huge pickup. she's such a formidable woman o and candidate. i think marco rubio is scared, especially with the. a money she's run. so play wherever you can in florida, absolutely. >> all right. thank you, juanita tolliver and susan del percio. coming up, virginia
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governor's race, critical race theory may be a tool for republicans to win elections in 2022, even if they don't understand what it is. i'll enlighten them in today's gotcha. >> now richard lui with the top news stories. >> rev, a very good saturday afternoon to you. some of the stories we're watching this hour, at least eight are dead and 13 hospitalized after a stampede at a music festival in houston friday. today was day two of the astro world festival but it is now canceled. rapper travis scott was on stage when an ambulance made its way into the crowd. scott saying he is praying for the families and those impacted by the tragedy. officials estimate about 50,000 were at the sold-out festival. a major coastal storm is bringing heavy flooding to areas of flew, georgia, and the carolinas this weekend. in florida the national weather service says water levels could reach up to 3.5 feet above
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for this week's gotcha, i want to address republican scare tactics and lies on the issue of education. since virginia elected a republican governor this week, let's start there. voters told pollsters education was their top issue, and i agree that education is of the utmost importance. but we have to take this polling in the context of the campaign. in which republican glenn
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youngkin could not stop uttering the phrase "critical race theory." clearly voters picked up on it. >> what's the most important issue in the governor's race here in virginia? >> getting back to the basics of teaching children, not teaching them critical race theory. >> and -- and what is critical race theory? >> well, i'm not going to get into the specifics of it because i don't understand it that much, but it's something that i don't -- what little bit that i know, i don't care for. >> i want to help that gentleman out by explaining what critical race theory is. it's a legal philosophy to analyze how legislation and policies sustain racial inequality, connecting the dots between historical trends and the racial realities of the present. it's taught in law schools because its theories are more advanced that typical lessons in
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k-12, or even college classrooms. so almost no one has been taught so-called crt. but what is shockingly common in elementary and high school history curriculum is the lost cause mythology that falsely paints the confederacy as a group of tragic heroes rather than traitors who tried to split up this nation to preserve slavery. the lost cause story is a way of avoiding the facing of the ugliness of the confederacy and it has seeped into the american consciousness so completely, that just talking about the actual historical acts has become controversial. for instance, a texas law bans instructors from teaching concepts that make make students uncomfortable. but american history is uncomfortable. a new study shows counties with the most confederate monuments
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also had the most lynchings, a grim reminder the white washing of american history comes at a cost of the blood of black folks. acknowledging your ancestors did terrible things does not make you complicit in their crimes, but a refusal to grapple with history can be a tool of white supremacy. we cannot allow reactionary to say ban the accurate teaching of slavery and civil rights. and to those who would try, just know that black americans and our allies have centuries of practice at overcoming these kinds of intimidation, violence, and lies. and we've always known that the truth shall set us free. i gotcha. our sleigh is now ready, let's get on our way. a mountain of toys to fulfill many wishes. must be carried across all roads and all bridges.
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welcome back to "politicsnation." in addition to this week's
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high-profile elections, several cities had their mayoral election with national implications. among them, buffalo, new york, where the incumbent democrat mayor, byron brown was able to beta his democratic socialist rival, winning as a write-in candidate after a primary loss earlier this year and a campaign cycle defined by debates over law enforcement and the city's economic future. and joining me now, byron brown, mayor of buffalo, new york. mayor brown, thank you for joining us tonight. as you know, your opponent was on the show a couple times, said she was a member of national action network's chapter. full disclosure, you've worked with our chapter there. national action network did not endorse anyone, nor did i -- >> but i'm a member of the chapter as well, reverend. >> okay, thank you.
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let me stay that -- you said this was a win over socialism and the movement to defund policing as it has been known in buffalo. buffalo was not the only city to reject the opportunity to deal with this, even though defund the police was distorted through election cycle, and police reform as a ballot initiative won in other areas. minneapolis voters chose not defund the city's department this week in the aftermath of george floyd's murder. but other cities did vote for reform. what do you think that voters in buffalo ultimately will do in terms of what path they will choose after several instances of alleged police misconduct, including that recorded incident of a 75-year-old protester that was hospitalized after
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interaction with buffalo police in june of 2020? >> buffalo citizens, buffalo residents absolutely want police reform. they want professional police. they want well-trained police. and they want respectful police. but they were very concerned about talking about defunding police, cutting funds from the police budget. people want safe neighborhoods. they want safe business districts. they want safe places of worship. at the same time that they want professionalized policing, well-trained police, and police that treat residents and visitors with respect. >> now, is unity necessary for democrats ahead of next year's midterm elections? i'm asking because whether it was your race this week or the negotiations over infrastructure, it appears that democrats are still deciding where the party's future and its
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energies can be concentrated, whether that direction will come from its moderate wing or its progressives, i mean, where do you come down on trying to bring things together? what can both wings learn from each other, benefit from each other so that it will ultimately benefit democratic voters? will you reach out and talk to ms. walton? >> yes. i think it's important for democrats to reach out to each other for democrats to talk to each other, and find common ground where they can move forward with unified positions on issues that are critically important to the people in their communities. it doesn't do the democratic party any good for people to be camped out in different wings, whether it's progressive or moderate or centrist. democrats need to reach out to each other.
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they need to establish a set of guiding principles that they can generally agree on. that will be the way that democrats can win elections. infighting within the party will cause democrats to lose elections. >> now, mayor brown, as you know, i've come to your city often. you always welcome me, even if it's a controversial issue i'm come in on. as you say, you are always at national action network meetings, so i know about the city. tell the viewers, what will the passage of the president's infrastructure plan mean for your city, buffalo? >> it could mean hundreds of millions of dollars for the city of buffalo to invest in roads, sidewalks, internet access, making sure that every resident of our community has reliable internet access. critically important still in
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2021, there are members of our community that don't have access to the internet. we saw that during the pandemic when schools went to remote learning and we actually had to partner with players from the buffalo bills and members of the buffalo bills organization to provide thousands of residents that did not have internet access with the ability to get onto the internet. so it can be a real game changer for residents in the city of buffalo, particularly lower-income residents of the city. it can help to transform their lives in many ways. >> all right. thank you for being on. congratulations on your victory. mayor byron brown of buffalo, thank you again for being with us. coming up, from struggles to success, a new book celebrates black american resilience and creativity in politics and pop
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so, you get it all, without trade-offs. unconventional thinking, it's better for business. black voters were a key part of the coalition in 2020 that defeated donald trump and handed democrats control of the white house and the senate. but in the wake of tuesday's
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off-year elections, we see an african-american electorate that is becoming less enthusiastic about joe biden and more and more at odds with the policy proposals of the democratic party. joining me now, the author of this book, and a professor at vanderbilt university, michael eric dyson. his new book is "entertaining race: performing blackness in america." it's quite a book. let me ask you this, professor dyson. before i get into your book, i want to ask you your thoughts about the murder of ahmaud arbery and the trial going on. at trial, 11 out of 12 jurors in the case are white. just dwleeks ago i was in georgia with both his mother and father. i'll be going to the trial this week and attending the trial with them.
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in 2021 an almost all-white jury, i mean, how much of a disservice is it to the prosecution that there's a lack of diversity in the racial makeup of their jury? how can this impact the outcome of the proceedings? >> it's a great question, reverend sharpton. this is jim crow with an asterisk. this is a nearly all-white jury to determine the outcome of all-white men killing a black man. need we say without a sense of hyperbole that emmitt till, all-white jury. when we think about what happened all those years ago, you would think in our own day and age when we're supposed to be more sophisticated about race, where people are making all of this brouhaha over critical race theory and the like, this is precisely where critical race theory could help us understand the legal process. and all critical race theory is
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are these systemic issues that are undercurrents to our legal system that deny the legitimacy of opportunity of black people and others to get a fair shake. and how can we say in georgia, where a black man was hunted down like an animal, where they delayed for months, finally arresting the men who are responsible allegedly for mr. ahmaud's death, now a jury is expected -- 11 white people, with one black person, to deliberate about this man's future? this is representative and reflective of the gross inequalities that continue to choke the legal system in america for black people. >> now, in your new book, "entertaining race: performing blackness in america," you detail how black america uses all forms of performance, whether it be singing, dancing,
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teaching, or preaching as a way to keep white americans engaged and entertained in order to push forward the public conversation about race. tell me about it. >> yes, sir, absolutely right. in this book, i talk about performance at multiple levels. we had to entertainer white brothers and sisters from the beginning of our sojourn in america, from the slave ship, to the plantation, to the stage. we had to entertain the ideal of race, and we had to be entertaining about race. whether duke ellington, billy holiday, beyoncé, or jay-z, we're constantly performing, but everyday, ordinary black people are performing too, and our preachers in our pull pits, and dare i say, with your wicked imitation of james brown this past week, you are the
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embodiment of multiple levels of performance, a black preacher, a black activist, performing social justice in america, and the nation's black minister. this is why you are going to be with the ahmaud family because you represent for us that spiritual presence. that is the performance of blackness in its most pristine form. >> you break that down in the book because even being able to perform with an activist, drama, marches, or whatever, is to help further a cause. some people say don't be theatrical, but it helps the cause. you brilliantly laid it out in the book. the outsized political influence you see in the african-american community exercising in the u.s. is under near-constant threat from republicans seeking to suppress the black vote. the senate failed to pass approximate john lewis voting rights act this week, to even have the discussion after
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republicans blocked it. only one member of the gop, only one, alaska's lisa murkowski, voted in favor of having the debate. this is the fourth time this year that the gop has blocked voting rights legislation. will we ever see it pass, dr. dyson? >> that's a good question, reverend sharpton. but like you said earlier, we got to keep on, even when it looks dark, we must continue to perform our obligations of social adjustments as you pointed out, look, when martin luther king jr. figured out a way to make o'connor perform like a buffoon so the american nation could see during its dinnertime while watching the news the horrors of jim crow, we have had to perform constantly, time and again, we have to do the same thing with this john lewis voting rights act. we have to continue to raise our voices, not give into cynicism and despair. we got to continue to assert the
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necessity that we must be resistant, we must be uplifting of american democracy, and we get to hold these political figures to account. black people can exercise their leverage at the polls and we must continue to do so and then that way we perform our ancestral connection to black people with who, with far less than us, achieved a great deal. >> last question. after election day this week we saw that policing and public safety issues of great concerns for black voters. but how they voted for change was different than what some democrats expected. black voters rejected defund the police proposals and candidates, instead gravitated toward moderates who want reform. but the newly elected mayor of new york, for example, eric adams, is a former cop. are black voters trying to strike a balance between wanting police reform without giving up
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police protection? >> absolutely. we've said this from the beginning. people have trumpeted this notion more loudly than people have been willing to hear. black people do not hate the police. black people do not despise legitimate exercise of public safety. what black people hate is when the cops are called -- and make no mistake. black people call the cops probably more than anybody else. when the cops are called, we want them to make a distinction between those who are legitimate citizens of this united states of america, which is most of us, and those very few who are inclined to commit criminal acts. but the problem is, they've criminalized us as black people in general, so whenever the cops show up, we are vulnerable to their belief that our very blackness is the crime we possess. so yes, black people are trying to say we want to have a balance between appreciating what the police people can do and the need to reform policing so that our bodies are protected equally as other citizens in the states.
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>> dr. michael eric dyson, thank you for being with us. his new book is "entertaining race: performing blackness in america." great book. i loved the chapter on aretha and others, but i loved the chapter of william other. my pastor. you have to read the book to understand what i am talking about. up next, my final thoughts. stay with us. next, my final ths stay with us like many people with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease, i was there. be right back. but my symptoms were keeping me from where i needed to be. so i talked to my doctor and learned humira is the #1 prescribed biologic for people with uc or crohn's disease. and humira helps people achieve remission that can last, so you can experience few or no symptoms. humira can lower your ability to fight infections. serious and sometimes fatal infections, including tuberculosis, and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure.
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this past monday in the historic halls of carnagie halls in new york a group i founded with other activists including attorney michael harty and others and for three decades fought civil rights, economic rights and the rights of all people. we started to fight a case of racial murder in a section of new york, the murder of a
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teenager. this week as i prepare to go and join the parents of the arbery trial, we celebrate our 30 years again fighting another racial case. many luminaries came, the vice president of the united states, vice president kamala harris who spoke about voting rights and we note that kamala harris spoke as the keynote of the first black to be the vice president of the united states. the first woman. ten years ago, the first black president, barak obama spoke. to have the vice president and the governor and spike lee and terrence blanchard, household names of all kinds.
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see if you can save by switching today. comcast business. powering possibilities. that does it for me. thanks for watching. i will see you back here tomorrow for another live hour of politics nation. >> reverend sharpton, do not go anywhere. i have a bone to pick with you. every night, saturday and sunday. you hand things off to me. never before i have seen moves like this. rev, who you know what it would do for the fledgling show if that were the handoff every weekend. >> i will surprise you some weekends. i will hand it off like that. but i