MSNBC Contributor: Arbery Convictions ‘Actually the Very Least We’re Owed’

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Certainly, MSNBC contributor Brittany Packnett Cunningham was happy by the end result of the trial of the lads charged within the loss of life of Ahmaud Arbery. However the focus of her feedback on MSNBC on Wednesday evening leaves you questioning whether or not she noticed the verdicts as complicating her job of portray america as irretrievably racist. You’ll be able to’t ever really feel higher about it.

Interviewed by visitor host Jonathan Capehart on The eleventh Hour, Cunningham by no means as soon as talked about {that a} just about all-white jury in a Deep South state had convicted all three defendants of homicide. As an alternative, Cunningham downplayed the verdicts as “actually the very least we’re owed.”

Cunningham concentrated as a substitute on every little thing she sees as incorrect with America. Thus, she decried the acquittal of police officer Darren Wilson for what she referred to as the “homicide” of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. This regardless of the Justice Division run by Eric Holder, Obama’s Lawyer Normal, having cleared Wilson, discovering “no credible proof that Wilson willfully shot Brown as he was trying to give up or was in any other case not posing a menace.”

Obama/Holder: white supremacist racists, too?

Capehart additionally requested Cunningham to touch upon the column by Charles Blow of the New York Instanceswho referred to as Kyle Rittenhouse a “assassin” regardless of his acquittal on all expenses—wherein he claimed that there are different Rittenhouses on the market. Cunningham fervently agreed, saying:

Jonathan Capehart Brittany Packnett Cunningham MSNBC The Last Word 11-24-21“It’s a certain indisputable fact that there are different Kyle Rittenhouses on the market. And we all know that they are on the market because a lot of their dad and mom are marching into faculty board conferences as we converse attempting to be sure that the historical past of this nation is just not taught.”

In different phrases, dad and mom who object to their youngsters being indoctrinated with Important Race Concept are racists who’re elevating tomorrow’s Rittenhouses.

Chalk this one up beneath “no occasion of justice goes unpunished.” Telling America that it doesn’t matter what occurs, the nation stays basically evil, isn’t any option to win hearts and minds — or elections. 

The laments of MSNBC contributor Brittany Packnett Cunningham had been sponsored partly by Liberty Mutual, Procter & Gamble, maker of At all times Discreet and Charmin, Citi, Abbott, maker of Freestyle Libre, and Facebook.

This is the transcript.

MSNBC
The Final Phrase
11/24/21
10:55 pm ET

JONATHAN CAPEHART: Becoming a member of me now could be veteran social-justice activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham, a former member of President Obama’s twenty first Century Policing Process Drive.

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BRITTANY PACKNETT CUNNINGHAM: I am enthusiastic about the non-conviction of Darren Wilson for the homicide of Mike Brown in Ferguson in 2014. There is a lengthy sample, an extended thread right here, of not solely this prison authorized system letting individuals off the hook for doing the job that too typically it desires to have the ability to do itself, of controlling and reining in black individuals and black freedom, however I am additionally considering of the actual thread that then takes these of us and lionizes them, that they wish to create one other statute to face at that altar of white supremacy that they will worship and be taught from. 

. . . 

CAPEHART: You already know, Brittany, New York Instances columnist Charles Blow writes, “the good menace, and actual risk, is that there are different Rittenhouses on the market—younger males who watched this verdict and noticed how the best has embraced and celebrated a assassin, and now wish to observe his lead.” Brittany, how can our nation reply to white vigilantes being impressed by the Rittenhouse acquittal?

CUNNINGHAM: Properly, I believe that Charles Blow is spot on, and the reality of the matter is, it isn’t possible or potential. It’s a certain indisputable fact that there are different Kyle Rittenhouses on the market. And we all know that they are on the market as a result of a lot of their dad and mom are marching into faculty board conferences as we converse, attempting to be sure that the historical past of this nation is just not taught.

. . . 

The responsible verdicts that we noticed within the Arbery homicide trial right now, that was actually the very least that we’re owed

CAPEHART: — Proper.

CUNNINGHAM: — and you understand how a lot it took for us to even get a semblance of that form of accountability. So this work goes to proceed.
 

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