Looking At Race Relations In The U.S. 5 Years After Ferguson | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


Today marks five years since Michael Brown was shot to death by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a defining moment in American race relations and giving voice to the Black Lives Matter movement. NBC’s Trymaine Lee and Politics Editor of TheRoot.com Jason Johnson join Stephanie Ruhle to discuss what has and hasn’t changed in the last five years.
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Looking At Race Relations In The U.S. 5 Years After Ferguson | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

45 Comments on "Looking At Race Relations In The U.S. 5 Years After Ferguson | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. Authoritarian White Guy | August 9, 2019 at 2:55 PM | Reply

    White Trash now run the whole country. At least Trump is doing a decent job of killing this country with debt, the USA will not be missed.


  3. David Boudreau | August 9, 2019 at 3:03 PM | Reply

    Why not look at police relations?

  4. Trump(ism) is a plague on this land. We will get rid of racism in this lifetime or next!
    I’m a white man, a true Aryan. That’s why I love my fellow countrymen. Black, yellow, Red, White everything but Orange!

  5. Law enforcement never changes unless civil war broke out

  6. Common Sense | August 9, 2019 at 3:09 PM | Reply

    We have been having a discussion on Race… unfortunately the bigots won! And the left doesn’t have an answer for Trumps successful bigoty… Sad!!

    • Hillary actually won the peoples vote however the electoral college is bought by the GOP.

    • Dave Schultz | August 9, 2019 at 3:49 PM | Reply

      No one on the left has a vested interest in eliminating racism. It’s a good source of income, attention, and excuse to FAIL.

  7. Elephant In The Room | August 9, 2019 at 3:10 PM | Reply

    I went down there during the riots, it was tiny, the media made it out to be like a whole city, it was like a small street, and i bairly saw any protestors, it was a small street in a suburb or st louis, like 6 blocks

    • Dave Schultz | August 9, 2019 at 5:50 PM | Reply

      @Jamey Lane , Anytime someone is killed in the hood the news papers print the same thing, “Mom said he was just getting his life together”, “He had a job interview on Monday”, ” He was working on his GED”….

    • Dave Schultz – Hey don’t forget the requisite picture of them with a suit on when they were 10 years old.

    • Dave Schultz | August 9, 2019 at 7:27 PM | Reply

      @Jamey Lane , Ha ha! right. Like little Travon Martin who was 6’2!

    • Dave Schultz – That’s a good example of race relations. Jump on someone, get shot.

  8. Just cancelled my GEICO insurance …

  9. Amen Knowtech | August 9, 2019 at 3:15 PM | Reply

    When is the media coverage about all the Black Activist who are being “mysteriously” murdered gonna air? Never eh?

  10. martin Feliciano | August 9, 2019 at 3:43 PM | Reply

    The media is trying to start a race war

  11. Amen Knowtech | August 9, 2019 at 3:45 PM | Reply

    It’s amazing how the think tank trolls constantly repeat the dixiecrats of old….but fail to mention the KKK actively pushes its membership to vote Republican and has done so since the 60’s….but why does it matter? The hate for Black skin crosses party lines.

  12. barock Obama | August 9, 2019 at 3:56 PM | Reply

    NOTHING has changed

  13. Squeaky Vegan | August 9, 2019 at 4:00 PM | Reply

    unfortunately, people with full bellies from lunch, with no one to rage against, from boredom, tend to attack others who have been identified by friends and family as safe targets for hate, rage, then go back for dinner

  14. Brian Woodall | August 9, 2019 at 4:10 PM | Reply

    You going to have some white police officers who going to maintain I guess it did that this is a white man’s world it got to be that look at the way they doing my people My Chosen People God chosen people of Hebrews

  15. You have been doing peaceful protest since MLK. How’d it work out for you? Take some lessons from Malcolm X.

  16. Progressive Humanist | August 9, 2019 at 6:14 PM | Reply

    The US is a police/mass incarceration state; it’s just that so far only minorities have faced most of the injustice of it.

  17. Trump’s the least racist person in the whole world. According to this the race relations are fcking awesome and they get better and better. 😔

  18. Progressive Humanist | August 9, 2019 at 6:27 PM | Reply

    I was there many, many days and nights protesting racist cops/injustice. Hundreds/thousands of peaceful protesters easily, of all colors (I’m white btw), backed by many groups and in different areas of the whole St. Louis city day and night.

    Then at night, in some areas, you had outside professional agitator groups (like literal anarchist groups) as well as just local people of all colors exploiting the situation: coming in to destroy property, taunt the cops, and throw objects at the cops, which, of course, got blamed on the peaceful protesters…who actually tried to defend the property and police and drive these masked agitators away, and helped clean up the mess long after the crowds, cops, and cameras dispersed (just like when antifa infiltrates peaceful campus protests and destroys property/starts fires: the actual students/protesters stay and clean up although they are often blamed for the property destruction).

    The cops also many times tried to goad the peaceful protesters into violence by calling them ethnic slurs and running at them, beating them, shooting them with rubber bullets (I got hit by one of those and yes they really hurt; left a bruise for weeks) and launching tear gas, etc. And of course they arrested journalists who dared cover what they were really doing (but you could see the reality on uploaded phone videos and streaming sources). I even saw cops light a car on fire, and smash store windows, and then say the protesters did it. The US is a virtual police state.

    • Kathryn Shaw | August 9, 2019 at 7:56 PM | Reply

      I was too pregnant to become involved in the 1967 Detroit “Riots”, but watched the smoke from outside my home. A black 10 year old, who was later to become my stepson, made money during those days dodging bullets and shining the boots of the soldiers. Local communities, businesses and churches had been torn through in the creation of the interstate freeway system without input regarding these historic locations and the disruption of the neighborhoods. The people finally said that enough was enough. Hot button words like “riot” made it easier for the media to describe and relieved them of the need to explain. The Brown/Ferguson problem is evidence of an ongoing American problem that’s imperative that we correct. Trump has zeroed in on this soft weak spot in the American underbelly in order to attack us. He has no personal vested interest. His goal is simply to attack and wound.

  19. Why is it the same mayor? Isn’t Ferguson a black city or heavily black? How is it the same mayor?

  20. Hmm wasn’t this in the Obama era and didn’t they burn alot of local business

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