Sunday, July 10, 2016

Marc Lamont Hill Talks White Supremacy and Police Brutality

By VH1, July 07, 2016 

VH1 Live host Marc Lamont Hill stopped by Democracy Now! to discuss the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two Black men who were fatally shot by police officers this week. Hill didn’t mince words, saying Castile and Sterling’s deaths confirm something we already knew: The United States has a deep-rooted white supremacy issue and views Black bodies as dangerous and disposable.

“What we’ve seen over the last 48 hours is just a reenactment of a very, very, very common American tradition of not only killing black bodies, but also, then going out and justifying the death by criminalizing the victim, by demonizing the victim, by marginalizing the victim and by constructing narratives about how and why they deserved what they got,” Hill told Democracy Now! hosts.

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