During an interview with Spectrum News 1’s “In Focus SoCal” California Representative Maxine Waters made the completely absurd and inflammatory claim that police officers view their job as keeping black people down.
Watch the entire segment:
McRAE: “And we’re going to move forward to 1992. During the L.A. riots, you were a huge figure and leader within the black community and famously said, ‘Riot is the voice of the unheard.’ And almost 30 years later we again witnessed racial tensions explode in this country after the death of George Floyd.
Why do you think this country has such difficulty learning from history and making real changes when it comes to violence and injustice done to black people?”
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WATERS: “I believe that it stems from the history of this country. It stems from slavery when whites were absolutely in charge, and they absolutely controlled the lives of people and their families.
They decided to separate families and send the boys in One Direction, the girls in another direction, the mothers to the big house. I mean, they’ve always been in charge. And I think that this thinking about the need to control, the need to, you know, make sure that people stay in their place, so-called, has been what has been — basically what has happened in America all of these years.
And I think it continues in various ways, sometimes a little bit more sophisticated ways. But the police, I think, really believe and in some ways are led to believe that their greatest challenge and their greatest chore is to keep black people in their place.”
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