Monday’s “The Kelly File” segment on Fox News turned into a war of words between the host, Megyn Kelly and Dr. Cornel West.
The three-minute debate centered on the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the various cases of Black-on-Black crime as Kelly kicked things off with discussing Peggy Hubbard, a St. Louis area grandmother who – as we reported – generated more than 7 million views of a video she posted that captured her anger with the Black Lives Matter movement and the lack of protests happening for the inner-city regarding innocent children and unwarranted violence.
For Kelly, attention to Black-on-Black crime has been abandoned. West, on the other hand, argued that a separation between “state-sponsored violence” against Black lives exists. The activist went on to state that although crimes such as Aiyanna Jones and the 9-year-old girl killed in Ferguson do indeed matter, the foundation of #BlackLivesMatter lies in police brutality against unarmed Black people.
As JetMag.com noted, “Kelly’s argument of Black people not taking responsibility and protesting when violence strikes ‘inner-city America,’” is clearly false. The publication emphasized that national coverage barel.
To see West and Kelly’s debate, check out the video below:
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