Brian Stevens, West Johnson, Montgomery discussed on 60 Minutes

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He says has resulted in a pattern of unequal justice today and now we live in a landscape where you see black boys and men being rounded up one in three black male babies born in this country is expected to go to jail or prison you actually think that slavery and lynchings led to african americans being disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system yes i do and i think actually it's not a hard thing to understand you know i look at i think it is a hard thing to understand for people who think people get locked up people are locked up because they commit crimes about thirteen percent of the people illegally and possession of drugs in this country are black that's about our proportion of the population you know what percentage are arrested that's about thirty five percent that is an echo of this consciousness that doesn't value the lives of these folks equal value for every life is what brian stevens in his spent his life fighting for so now soil from the place of west johnson's lynching sits on this shelf in the museum and montgomery along with hundreds of others and right now when we talk about our history we talk about our past we're not telling the truth which is not america can be a great nation even though there was slavery even though there was lynching even though there was segregation but if we don't talk about those things we did we don't acknowledge those things we're not going to get there hello car four hundred on the road for your backup call it five four forty four hundred traffic is backed up report an accident on force 6172544400 wbz phone force if you've been a regular caller reprogram your phone six months five four forty.

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