On episode 4 of Season 3 of Right of Black Talk, Politic365.com Senior Washington Correspondent Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt and her co-host discuss the tragic killing of a Florida teen and refusal of police to press charges. They delve into theories of why incidents like these continue to happen and link it to school suspension and expulsion of Black kids, harsher penalties at a disproportionate higher rate: a lack of tolerance and patience for Black men who are more quickly considered a dangerous suspect warranting the harshest penalty possible.
“We’re not talking about Uganda and what warlord Kony is doing with kids,” says co-host Shanon Murray. “We’re talking about in Florida, driving distance from the studio, a young kid – race is irrelevant – is shot dead in the street while his killer is sitting home. He was a child being a child when he was killed. I want to know what was so suspicious about Trayvon.”
The women also discuss briefly the HBO movie “Game Change” and the recent Alabama, Mississippi, America Samoa and Hawaii primaries.
Listen to the full segment here: