Shock. Sadness. Rage. Today on BOLD, we tackle the country’s hottest topic: the death of Eric Garner, a black Staten Islander in the choke hold of Daniel Pantaleo, a white NYC police officer. It was the video that shocked the world–and now a grand jury has decided not to indict the officer.
“I’m in a daze,” says Greg Simms Jr, a leading pop-culture blogger. “We’re fresh off of Ferguson. Now this. Eric Garner was murdered.” Simma Lieberman, one of America’s top diversity consultants, adds: “It’s open season on unarmed black men. The level of fear and hysteria has reached new heights.” In this raw and topical conversation, the roundtable discusses:
• #CrimingWhileWhite, the social media phenomenon that serves as a confessional booth for whites who’ve eluded arrest
• President Obama’s proposal to equip police officers with body cameras
• Police training and the growing demonization of black males
“We’re not cop bashing,” LeGrande says, “but what is it going to take for change?” Simm’s website is www.simmalieberman.com. Greg’s blogs can be found at www.goodmenproject.com. Join the conversation at www.getboldtoday.com.