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Writer and frequent EURweb contributor Jasmyne Cannick was a guest on Fox’s “O’Reilly Factor” for a discussion of race in America, but her segment turned into a debate about the network itself when she said “many of the shows on this very network help perpetuate the racism that exists in America.”

O’Reilly’s guest host Eric Bolling was thrown. He responded, “How? Don’t lob a grenade without telling me how.”

Bolling told Cannick that her appearance followed several back-to-back discussions of race, with varying viewpoints, and asked her how that perpetuated racism.

Cannick would only reply, “You know exactly what I’m saying, Eric.”

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475 thoughts on “Jasmyne Cannick Trashes Fox News to its Face: You ‘Perpetuate Racism’ (Watch)

  1. An intriguing discussion is worth comment.
    I belikeve that you need to publish more on this subject matter, it might noot be a taboo matrer buut generally folks don’t talk about these topics.
    To thee next! All the best!!

  2. “The highway is alive tonight; nobody’s kiddin’ nobody about where it goes… ” -The Then of Tom Joad.

    “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” -Anatole France.

    ———- Ferguson to NYC, and beyond————

    These are the protests of reason and rage. Thickening storm clouds hovering over an uneasy horizon. They remind us that the consent of the governed is a peculiar specter, a double-edged Sword of Damocles. These protests evoke a troubling continuity, an ebb and flow, from an undated past to an uncensored now. They summon, in their spontaneous craze and untempered might, the dark shadows of our nation. We sense in them the lingering echoes of an imperfect union, the infighting of an experimental Republic and the disquieting vigilance of our sovereignty.

    March on, my brothers, and hold firm what is the torch of democracy.

    The discord of protest does not pull us apart but binds us together. Civil disobedience again becomes, as long it should, the spark of justice and the flame of equality. The shouts and screams from within signal a meaningful if discomforting discourse; they become the collective and tantalizing rhapsody of, yes, another Right, wronged. They remind us, in reverse, that the triumph of evil is when good men do nothing.

    March on, I say, and wreak chaos. March until your feet hurt and shout until your lungs ache. Protest until each wrong is righted. Accept no prisoners who remain chained to their conventional ugly. Confront The Man if need be. Hold onto your ground as easily as you “hold up your hands.” This is your hour of a struggle worth preserving.

    Social truth in this country has long been our moral fabric. It weaves throughout our institutions and history, our politics and law. If obtaining it is predicated on riots, disorder, or protest, let the battles begin. As once we were told, “panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt.” Thank you Mr. Paine.

    What we see in our urban streets are familiar faces. Discontent always wears the same visage. Only the ages and uniforms have changed. They are neither outlaws nor thugs, those who protest. They are the hungry, harmed and homeless. Sometimes they are the hunted, too often the haunted. They remain The Other, uniquely bonded by the fervor of some underground cell-phone millenials and E-tech rebels. Yesterday presently meets tomorrow.

    Yet these protesters are more than any hip hop crowd getting busy or Facebook crowd run amok. This may be less a Velvet Revolution than a visceral reaction, but their call to arms is as equally vital. We all, each of us, heard the deafening silence of those Non-Indictment Calls. To be sure, a reckless choke hold on any one man strangles every man. Those acts woke an unsettled body politic and picked at a wound never fully healed. We then asked aloud-or so we should have-how again the law too easily came to trump justice and become its handy master. We asked if our criminal justice is broken. Something needs fixing, we know in our minds and feel in our hearts.

    Indignation grows. What we see on our cable news with each passing night is the vibrant, restless face of democracy scorned. Fear not. Democracy is always at its finest in the open theatre of intellectual challenge and bold confrontation. That is the womb of its integrity. It has been wronged once too often, especially, on the score of racial justice- and too often upon our minority brethren whose black and brown color alone still places them one giant leap behind life’s starting line. We need not count the ways nor recount the horrors, yet…

    -Say hello to Rosa Parks or Orval Faubus or The Scottsboro Boys or Emmett Till or the three civil rights workers in Philadelphia, Mississippi or the Selma marchers or MLK’s letter from Birmingham jail or Rodney King or to the blacks who disproportionately predominate the prisons and criminal justice system and, yes, languish in the pit of the social compact. Say hello, if you must, to the separate-but-equal doctrine, to Plessy v. Ferguson, to black codes and to Jim Crow. Or say hello to segregation and slavery, god forbid.

    Better still, ask yourself when we can finally and permanently say goodbye to all of that. What is the expiration date for racial injustice? Not yet. Not so fast. Here we go once again. Another round in the fight for due process, for civility, for justice, and more, comes our way. More black men again become the center stage of a nation’s anger and upheaval.

    The cause celeb finds its genesis, naturally, from whence these black men come. It isn’t a pretty site, the whence. Call it the ghetto, the projects, the hood. It takes ferocity and guts and attitude to survive them. They invariably produce two versions of one vision. And society at large-especially the law-best look through the lens of life that is the hood as selfishly as it looks through its own.

    In the hood, the sun rises bringing a burning hardship and sets leaving a cold isolation. The streets are paved with desperation; the houses are tethered together by a collective struggle; the neighborhood corners and abandon homes showcase the pimps, pushers and punks; the kids and the moms wonder what dad or husband they ever knew, while too many black men wonder if they ever knew themselves. And then we tell the cops to keep them all in line. Draw a line in the sand. Enforce the establishment code. Stand guard, officer. Small wonder that legal authority fast becomes the symbol of rejection and confrontation.

    Small wonder we see a street justice redux.

    It gets worse. Throw in systemic poverty, the absence of credit, the paucity of a decent wages. Twenty percent of blacks in the hood can’t find work, on average. Teens suffer even harder finding work. Their school systems are broken and their educations are aborted. Higher learning is a pipe dream. Mix in the omnipresent drugs-and here is where the drug culture transcends any person’s liminal capacity to resist temptation-along with a zero chance of escaping that jungle unless it’s to relocate to the concrete walls of prison-add it up, and the formula of a failed, embittered destiny is a fait accompli. That’s the lens of our black brethren.

    Sadly, that is how we regress to two versions of one vision.

    My conservative friends and those of stuffed shirt stature have always understood, and profited by, the vitality of the social compact. Well, sure. It’s a bit easier in the passing lane, gentlemen. They pride themselves, like so many peacocks in heat, at showing off their faux worth and flash from exploiting the compact. In the 60s they stood with the oppressed; now in their sixties, they become the oppressor. What they have never understood is the nature of our compact’s sensitivity and fragility. They dismiss and forget the groundrules. The compact, the modus vivendi, presupposes an equal shot FOR EVERYONE at achieving success and at finding the pot of gold.

    What we know is that blacks, and others of The Other, are mostly chasing fool’s gold. They never get to enter the passing lane. The rules aren’t fair. The game is inherently rigged. The compact as constructed is a shell game; it’s a Ponzi scheme wherein the economic divide only increases as the respective players remain secure or stuck in their respective positions. Cui bono, we must inquire, as the doomsday cycle repeats. In fact, we have corrupted the process and concede that the chickens have come to roost.

    Tell me I’m wrong. Enlighten me. Correct my version of our compact and its vicious divide. But before you do, raise your hand if you would happily trade places with any black, ceteris paribus. Go ahead. I can wait. Send your kids to their schools; give your kids their chances; raise your kids in their world. Would you last a year, a week or a day? Would your kids? Then tell me about the merits and vitality of the social compact. Then tell me about the rules of protocol, about your level of behavioral expectation as a “black” person when you fast confront a cop or the criminal justice system or the Grand Jury, all symbolic guardians of the toxic compact.

    I maintain your actions would reflect exactly what we now witness from those blacks who endlessly endure the hardships. Those two big black dudes may have been legally wrong in their precipitate actions. Fair enough. No man sits above the law, neither rich nor poor, not white or black. But in our country we hold dear a more transcendent truth that we call, in short, the due process clause and the equal protection clause. Both presume procedural and substantive rights, all of which fall within the granted pursuit of life, liberty and property. If you like, add Jefferson’s “pursuit of happiness” axiom.

    But the larger point is this: in pursuit of those rights, we also ask that every man be given a full opportunity to embrace and exercise them. When we see women and men and kids of sound conscience in the streets protesting as they are, then we know one thing…

    It’s time to march on. Period.

    -resh

  3. GOOD FOR HER SPEAKING OUT. SHE WAS RIGHT, HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT SHE MEANS! ALL OF A SUDDEN HE GOES STUPID ON HER PRETENDING HE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT SHE MEANT. THOSE FOOLS BELIEVE THEIR OWN LIES AND TRY TO MAKE YOU THINK YOU’RE THE CRAZY ONE. THEY’RE ALL TYPICAL SOCIOPATH/PATHOLOGICAL LIERS.

  4. How is this a story on a racist website? I mean really Blackamericaweb? If you are so upset about racism then why are you labeling yourself as Black? Why not just Americanweb? Im so sick of Black people complaining about racism but then only identifying themselves as black, and not just human. You people even get mad at each other if your not black enough. You make me sick. Pull your pants up, stop acting like all of you are some sort of hardcore gangster and be a real adult.

  5. Rugerp90 on said:

    This is more of a criminal problem than a race problem. The black criminals feel they are being targeted by police but I am sure if you talk to the white or Hispanic criminals they feel the same way, they are being targeted by police. Well let me clue you in, it is what they do, that is why we pay them to arrest criminals. If you resist or attack them and get hurt or killed guess what that is your fault, cause they are going to take you in and how they do it is up to you.

  6. blackman on said:

    google

    Racial Instigator & RACE divider Reverend Al Sharpton is Obama’s administration’s KEY go to MAN in the “black” community, Says Former San Francisco Mayor & S.F. Chronicle OP-ED Writer “slick” Willie L. Brown:

  7. That woman said it herself, she is part of the 1% & she is making all her money by fooling all the poor, taking their money, making it look like she cares. If all these rich people like Sharpton, Jackson, Obama want to really help stop using them to do their work & give back some of the donations & funds they freely got & help out their fellow man & stop asking everyone else to do it!

  8. Come visit the White American website, oops there isn’t one is there bc you crybabies would cry racism like you do for everything, no one and I mean no one takes you crying colon wipes seriously, how can they? You are the laughing stock of America and you always will be! LMA at all of you

  9. she is 100% right, simple math.
    correlate the last 6 yrs of historic, recorded spikes, of political, AND social dysfunctions, the last 6 years.
    and the last 6 yrs of historic, recorded spike, in republican’s EXTREME partisan politics, and you get what we are witnessing currently.
    you name the dysfunction and waste, these new republicans since Barack own it ALL
    hands down
    barr nunn

    • Rugerp90 on said:

      Carl for the first two years Obama was in office the dems. Had complete control could do anything they wanted without any interference from the republican party. The second two years they had lost some seats in the house but still nothing the republicans could do to stop the dems. Only in his second term did the republicans gain control of the house. So your comment is about the most uneducated dumb ass libtard talking point lie that I have ever read. You are what they call the low information voters.

    • jlavenburg15@gmail.com on said:

      Carl
      where do you get these statistics? Are they also from BlackAmericaweb.com. Correlate this. If used all the time you waste being a BS racist tool, spend it making yourself a useful, productive human. Someone wouldn’t hear what you have to say and not think what a BS racist tool you are.
      Simple math.

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