Published on Jul 23, 2013
July 23, 2013 – Sean Hannity tonight brought up the “rise in racial tension” after the George Zimmerman trial ended and asked Allen West and Juan Williams why the country appears to be so divided on racial lines. Williams fought Hannity’s assertion that it makes no sense since the decision was not about race, firing back that of course it was about race; from the very beginning all people talked about was race.
West slammed the push by some black leaders “stoking… racial division,” and the media for going right along with it, while ignoring many other cases and cherry-picking issues to keep the separation in place. Williams declared that the trial led to a “higher level of distrust between people in this country,” not just on racial lines, but on party lines. Hannity confronted Williams over whether President Obama’s comments on the trial mean he has any blame in the division that’s sprung up. Williams started to talk about race when Hannity piped up to say there was “no race in this case.” Williams shot back that the entire conversation, from the time when the public first learned about the case to the present. He said the case only first got attention because the local cops didn’t prosecute. Hannity insisted this was due to lack of evidence.
He and West found it outrageous how the media and major civil rights leaders seemingly don’t care about other issues of crime and punishment in the black community. Williams agreed on this point, saying the media has completely ignored the “carnage” of black-on-black crime, and said gangster rappers ought to be called out for “corrupting our kids.”