Hall Pass EP2


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S
EXCITING NEW TALK SHOW
HIGHLIGHTING ALL THINGS EXCITING NEW TALK SHOW
HIGHLIGHTING ALL THINGS
EDUCATION. HIGHLIGHTING ALL THINGS
EDUCATION.
I AM YOUR HOST JERAE FORDE. EDUCATION.
I AM YOUR HOST JERAE FORDE.
WELL, IT’S FEBRUARY AND WE ARE I AM YOUR HOST JERAE FORDE.
WELL, IT’S FEBRUARY AND WE ARE
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH. WELL, IT’S FEBRUARY AND WE ARE
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
AND TODAY WE WILL HAVE A VERY CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
AND TODAY WE WILL HAVE A VERY
SPECIAL SHOW LINED UP. AND TODAY WE WILL HAVE A VERY
SPECIAL SHOW LINED UP.
WE WILL BE TALKING TO OUR PANEL SPECIAL SHOW LINED UP.
WE WILL BE TALKING TO OUR PANEL
ABOUT THE BLACK LIVES MATTER WE WILL BE TALKING TO OUR PANEL
ABOUT THE BLACK LIVES MATTER
MOVEMENT AND HOW OUR HISTORY ABOUT THE BLACK LIVES MATTER
MOVEMENT AND HOW OUR HISTORY
AFFECTS US. MOVEMENT AND HOW OUR HISTORY
AFFECTS US.
BUT FIRST, WE’RE GOING TO GO TO AFFECTS US.
BUT FIRST, WE’RE GOING TO GO TO
OMARI GRAHAM WITH THIS WEEK’S BUT FIRST, WE’RE GOING TO GO TO
OMARI GRAHAM WITH THIS WEEK’S
EVENTS. OMARI GRAHAM WITH THIS WEEK’S
EVENTS.
>>Omari Graham: THANK YOU, EVENTS.
>>Omari Graham: THANK YOU,
JERAE. >>Omari Graham: THANK YOU,
JERAE.
HEY, OMARI GRAHAM HERE, BACK JERAE.
HEY, OMARI GRAHAM HERE, BACK
WITH YOUR WEEKLY RUNDOWN. HEY, OMARI GRAHAM HERE, BACK
WITH YOUR WEEKLY RUNDOWN.
TEACHERS RECENTLY ENJOYED THREE WITH YOUR WEEKLY RUNDOWN.
TEACHERS RECENTLY ENJOYED THREE
DAYS OF TRAINING ON THE COLLEGE TEACHERS RECENTLY ENJOYED THREE
DAYS OF TRAINING ON THE COLLEGE
AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS DAYS OF TRAINING ON THE COLLEGE
AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS
AT THE V.I. CARDIAC CENTER ON AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS
AT THE V.I. CARDIAC CENTER ON
ST. CROIX. AT THE V.I. CARDIAC CENTER ON
ST. CROIX.
THE EVENT GAVE ATTENDEES IDEAS ST. CROIX.
THE EVENT GAVE ATTENDEES IDEAS
ON HOW TO BEST IMPLEMENT THESE THE EVENT GAVE ATTENDEES IDEAS
ON HOW TO BEST IMPLEMENT THESE
21st CENTURY STANDARDS IN OUR ON HOW TO BEST IMPLEMENT THESE
21st CENTURY STANDARDS IN OUR
CLASSROOMS. 21st CENTURY STANDARDS IN OUR
CLASSROOMS.
I WILL LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT CLASSROOMS.
I WILL LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT
TO THE “FATHERS ARE ROLE MODELS” I WILL LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT
TO THE “FATHERS ARE ROLE MODELS”
PROGRAM THAT RECENTLY LAUNCHED TO THE “FATHERS ARE ROLE MODELS”
PROGRAM THAT RECENTLY LAUNCHED
AT THE ULLA F. MULLER ELEMENTARY PROGRAM THAT RECENTLY LAUNCHED
AT THE ULLA F. MULLER ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL. AT THE ULLA F. MULLER ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL.
IT’S GREAT TO SEE FATHERS SCHOOL.
IT’S GREAT TO SEE FATHERS
GETTING MORE INVOLVED. IT’S GREAT TO SEE FATHERS
GETTING MORE INVOLVED.
CULTURAL EDUCATION IS ON THE GETTING MORE INVOLVED.
CULTURAL EDUCATION IS ON THE
MOVE. CULTURAL EDUCATION IS ON THE
MOVE.
A QUADRILLE WORKSHOP FEATURING MOVE.
A QUADRILLE WORKSHOP FEATURING
THE TEN SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS WAS A QUADRILLE WORKSHOP FEATURING
THE TEN SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS WAS
RECENTLY HELD FOR SCHOOLS ON ST. THE TEN SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS WAS
RECENTLY HELD FOR SCHOOLS ON ST.
CROIX AND A SIMILAR WORKSHOP FOR RECENTLY HELD FOR SCHOOLS ON ST.
CROIX AND A SIMILAR WORKSHOP FOR
ST. THOMAS-ST. JOHN SCHOOLS WILL CROIX AND A SIMILAR WORKSHOP FOR
ST. THOMAS-ST. JOHN SCHOOLS WILL
BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 19th. ST. THOMAS-ST. JOHN SCHOOLS WILL
BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 19th.
IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 19th.
IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY
MONTH, DID YOU KNOW THAT VIRGIN IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY
MONTH, DID YOU KNOW THAT VIRGIN
ISLANDS’ GOVERNOR MELVIN H. MONTH, DID YOU KNOW THAT VIRGIN
ISLANDS’ GOVERNOR MELVIN H.
EVANS WAS THE FIRST GOVERNOR TO ISLANDS’ GOVERNOR MELVIN H.
EVANS WAS THE FIRST GOVERNOR TO
OBSERVE THE MLK HOLIDAY IN THE EVANS WAS THE FIRST GOVERNOR TO
OBSERVE THE MLK HOLIDAY IN THE
UNITED STATES? OBSERVE THE MLK HOLIDAY IN THE
UNITED STATES?
BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT. UNITED STATES?
BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT.
AND FINALLY, MISS IVANNA EUDORA BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT.
AND FINALLY, MISS IVANNA EUDORA
KEAN HIGH SCHOOL PAGEANT IS ON AND FINALLY, MISS IVANNA EUDORA
KEAN HIGH SCHOOL PAGEANT IS ON
FEBRUARY 20th AND MISS ADDELITA KEAN HIGH SCHOOL PAGEANT IS ON
FEBRUARY 20th AND MISS ADDELITA
CANCRYN JR. HIGH SCHOOL PAGEANT FEBRUARY 20th AND MISS ADDELITA
CANCRYN JR. HIGH SCHOOL PAGEANT
IS ON FEBRUARY 28th. CANCRYN JR. HIGH SCHOOL PAGEANT
IS ON FEBRUARY 28th.
VISIT THE “OUR EVENTS” TAB ON IS ON FEBRUARY 28th.
VISIT THE “OUR EVENTS” TAB ON
THE VIDE.VI WEBSITE FOR ALL OF VISIT THE “OUR EVENTS” TAB ON
THE VIDE.VI WEBSITE FOR ALL OF
OUR UPCOMING EVENTS. THE VIDE.VI WEBSITE FOR ALL OF
OUR UPCOMING EVENTS.
I’M OMARI GRAHAM, AND SEE YOU OUR UPCOMING EVENTS.
I’M OMARI GRAHAM, AND SEE YOU
HERE NEXT WEEK ON THE RUNDOWN. I’M OMARI GRAHAM, AND SEE YOU
HERE NEXT WEEK ON THE RUNDOWN.
BACK TO YOU, JERAE. HERE NEXT WEEK ON THE RUNDOWN.
BACK TO YOU, JERAE.
>>Jerae Forde: THANK YOU, BACK TO YOU, JERAE.
>>Jerae Forde: THANK YOU,
OMARI. >>Jerae Forde: THANK YOU,
OMARI.
LIKE I SAID, IT IS BLACK HISTORY OMARI.
LIKE I SAID, IT IS BLACK HISTORY
MONTH AND PART OF OUR DISCUSSION LIKE I SAID, IT IS BLACK HISTORY
MONTH AND PART OF OUR DISCUSSION
TODAY WILL BE ABOUT THE BLACK MONTH AND PART OF OUR DISCUSSION
TODAY WILL BE ABOUT THE BLACK
LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT. TODAY WILL BE ABOUT THE BLACK
LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT.
WITH ME TODAY, I HAVE PROFESSOR LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT.
WITH ME TODAY, I HAVE PROFESSOR
VINCENT COOPER OF THE UNIVERSITY WITH ME TODAY, I HAVE PROFESSOR
VINCENT COOPER OF THE UNIVERSITY
OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. VINCENT COOPER OF THE UNIVERSITY
OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
WE ALSO HAVE DENA FISHER, SOCIAL OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
WE ALSO HAVE DENA FISHER, SOCIAL
WORKER AND ACTIVIST WORKING WITH WE ALSO HAVE DENA FISHER, SOCIAL
WORKER AND ACTIVIST WORKING WITH
THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT. WORKER AND ACTIVIST WORKING WITH
THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT.
WE ALSO HAVE YARA THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT.
WE ALSO HAVE YARA
MATTHEW-POLLACK, A SENIOR AT WE ALSO HAVE YARA
MATTHEW-POLLACK, A SENIOR AT
CHARLOTTE AMALIE HIGH SCHOOL AND MATTHEW-POLLACK, A SENIOR AT
CHARLOTTE AMALIE HIGH SCHOOL AND
CHAD BRYAN A JUNIOR AT THE EDITH CHARLOTTE AMALIE HIGH SCHOOL AND
CHAD BRYAN A JUNIOR AT THE EDITH
WILLIAMS ALTERNATIVE ACADEMY. CHAD BRYAN A JUNIOR AT THE EDITH
WILLIAMS ALTERNATIVE ACADEMY.
WELCOME, EVERYONE. WILLIAMS ALTERNATIVE ACADEMY.
WELCOME, EVERYONE.
SO, BEFORE WE BEGIN, I NEED THAT WELCOME, EVERYONE.
SO, BEFORE WE BEGIN, I NEED THAT
HALL PASS. SO, BEFORE WE BEGIN, I NEED THAT
HALL PASS.
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: HERE HALL PASS.
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: HERE
YOU ARE. >>Yara Matthew-Pollack: HERE
YOU ARE.
>>Jerae Forde: THANK YOU. YOU ARE.
>>Jerae Forde: THANK YOU.
SO BEFORE WE BEGIN OUR >>Jerae Forde: THANK YOU.
SO BEFORE WE BEGIN OUR
DISCUSSION, I WOULD LIKE TO SO BEFORE WE BEGIN OUR
DISCUSSION, I WOULD LIKE TO
SHARE WITH YOU A POWERFUL CLIP DISCUSSION, I WOULD LIKE TO
SHARE WITH YOU A POWERFUL CLIP
OF THE ONSTAGE PLAY “OUTCRY”, SHARE WITH YOU A POWERFUL CLIP
OF THE ONSTAGE PLAY “OUTCRY”,
PERFORMED BY STUDENTS OF THE ST. OF THE ONSTAGE PLAY “OUTCRY”,
PERFORMED BY STUDENTS OF THE ST.
CROIX EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX. PERFORMED BY STUDENTS OF THE ST.
CROIX EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX.
LET’S TAKE A LOOK. CROIX EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX.
LET’S TAKE A LOOK.
>>Female Voice: THAT’S WHAT LET’S TAKE A LOOK.
>>Female Voice: THAT’S WHAT
THEY SAID. >>Female Voice: THAT’S WHAT
THEY SAID.
THAT’S WHY IT TOOK 67 MINUTES TO THEY SAID.
THAT’S WHY IT TOOK 67 MINUTES TO
DECIDE THAT THE MAN WHO KILLED THAT’S WHY IT TOOK 67 MINUTES TO
DECIDE THAT THE MAN WHO KILLED
MY SON WAS NOT GUILTY? DECIDE THAT THE MAN WHO KILLED
MY SON WAS NOT GUILTY?
WITHOUT THE POP. MY SON WAS NOT GUILTY?
WITHOUT THE POP.
HOW LONG WOULD HAVE THEY TAKEN? WITHOUT THE POP.
HOW LONG WOULD HAVE THEY TAKEN?
30 MINUTES, 42, 13? HOW LONG WOULD HAVE THEY TAKEN?
30 MINUTES, 42, 13?
‘CAUSE TO THEM, MY SON, MY ONLY 30 MINUTES, 42, 13?
‘CAUSE TO THEM, MY SON, MY ONLY
SON IS LIKE SODA POP. ‘CAUSE TO THEM, MY SON, MY ONLY
SON IS LIKE SODA POP.
YOU TAKE IT, YOU DO WHAT YOU SON IS LIKE SODA POP.
YOU TAKE IT, YOU DO WHAT YOU
WANT WITH IT, AND THEN YOU SPOOF YOU TAKE IT, YOU DO WHAT YOU
WANT WITH IT, AND THEN YOU SPOOF
IT. WANT WITH IT, AND THEN YOU SPOOF
IT.
JUST LIKE THAT. IT.
JUST LIKE THAT.
LET THE WORLD SEE, THIS IS MY JUST LIKE THAT.
LET THE WORLD SEE, THIS IS MY
SON. LET THE WORLD SEE, THIS IS MY
SON.
THIS IS MY — SON.
THIS IS MY —
THIS IS MY — THIS IS MY —
THIS IS MY —
THIS — THIS IS MY —
THIS —
ś THIS —
ś
I WISH YOU WOULD HAVE HAD ASK ME ś
I WISH YOU WOULD HAVE HAD ASK ME
MY NAME. I WISH YOU WOULD HAVE HAD ASK ME
MY NAME.
YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO SAY “HELLO, MY NAME.
YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO SAY “HELLO,
HOW YOU’RE DOING?” OR NOTHING YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO SAY “HELLO,
HOW YOU’RE DOING?” OR NOTHING
LIKE THAT. HOW YOU’RE DOING?” OR NOTHING
LIKE THAT.
YOU COULD HAVE JUST ASKED ME. LIKE THAT.
YOU COULD HAVE JUST ASKED ME.
I MEAN, I PROBABLY WOULDN’T HAVE YOU COULD HAVE JUST ASKED ME.
I MEAN, I PROBABLY WOULDN’T HAVE
TOLD YOU, ‘CAUSE THAT AIN’T EVEN I MEAN, I PROBABLY WOULDN’T HAVE
TOLD YOU, ‘CAUSE THAT AIN’T EVEN
NOBODY’S BUSINESS. TOLD YOU, ‘CAUSE THAT AIN’T EVEN
NOBODY’S BUSINESS.
BUT WHO KNOWS! NOBODY’S BUSINESS.
BUT WHO KNOWS!
I MIGHT HAVE SAID TRAYVON. BUT WHO KNOWS!
I MIGHT HAVE SAID TRAYVON.
TRAYVON MARTIN. I MIGHT HAVE SAID TRAYVON.
TRAYVON MARTIN.
THAT’S MY NAME. TRAYVON MARTIN.
THAT’S MY NAME.
OKAY, I GET IT. THAT’S MY NAME.
OKAY, I GET IT.
I DON’T LOOK LIKE I CAME FROM OKAY, I GET IT.
I DON’T LOOK LIKE I CAME FROM
HAVING CRUMPETS AND TEA, OR I DON’T LOOK LIKE I CAME FROM
HAVING CRUMPETS AND TEA, OR
PLAYING BADMINTON AT THE COUNTRY HAVING CRUMPETS AND TEA, OR
PLAYING BADMINTON AT THE COUNTRY
CLUB. PLAYING BADMINTON AT THE COUNTRY
CLUB.
AND NO! CLUB.
AND NO!
I DON’T LOOK LIKE THE OF SON OF AND NO!
I DON’T LOOK LIKE THE OF SON OF
SIR MIX A LOT. I DON’T LOOK LIKE THE OF SON OF
SIR MIX A LOT.
BUT I’M STILL THE SON OF SIR MIX A LOT.
BUT I’M STILL THE SON OF
SOMEBODY. BUT I’M STILL THE SON OF
SOMEBODY.
I’M STILL SOMEBODY! SOMEBODY.
I’M STILL SOMEBODY!
MAYBE I SAID SOME THINGS THAT I I’M STILL SOMEBODY!
MAYBE I SAID SOME THINGS THAT I
SHOULDN’T, BUT LIKE WHO’S MAYBE I SAID SOME THINGS THAT I
SHOULDN’T, BUT LIKE WHO’S
PERFECT. SHOULDN’T, BUT LIKE WHO’S
PERFECT.
MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE JUST KEPT PERFECT.
MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE JUST KEPT
WALKING, JUST KEPT WALKING. MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE JUST KEPT
WALKING, JUST KEPT WALKING.
BUT THAT’S THE CRAZY THING. WALKING, JUST KEPT WALKING.
BUT THAT’S THE CRAZY THING.
I DID KEEP WALKING. BUT THAT’S THE CRAZY THING.
I DID KEEP WALKING.
AND YOU, YOU, YOU KEPT FOLLOWING I DID KEEP WALKING.
AND YOU, YOU, YOU KEPT FOLLOWING
ME. AND YOU, YOU, YOU KEPT FOLLOWING
ME.
SO WHAT YOU THINK? ME.
SO WHAT YOU THINK?
I’M LET YOU RUN UP ON ME AND NOT SO WHAT YOU THINK?
I’M LET YOU RUN UP ON ME AND NOT
SAY NOTHING BACK? I’M LET YOU RUN UP ON ME AND NOT
SAY NOTHING BACK?
LIKE, I’M GONNA JUST STAY SAY NOTHING BACK?
LIKE, I’M GONNA JUST STAY
SILENT? LIKE, I’M GONNA JUST STAY
SILENT?
WHEN YOU’RE FOLLOWING ME? SILENT?
WHEN YOU’RE FOLLOWING ME?
I’LL STAY LIBERAL AS THE NORTH WHEN YOU’RE FOLLOWING ME?
I’LL STAY LIBERAL AS THE NORTH
AND LET HEAVEN, MEN AND DEVILS, I’LL STAY LIBERAL AS THE NORTH
AND LET HEAVEN, MEN AND DEVILS,
LET THEM ALL, ALL CRASH IN AND LET HEAVEN, MEN AND DEVILS,
LET THEM ALL, ALL CRASH IN
AGAINST ME. LET THEM ALL, ALL CRASH IN
AGAINST ME.
YET I’LL SPEAK. AGAINST ME.
YET I’LL SPEAK.
THAT’S O’THELLO. YET I’LL SPEAK.
THAT’S O’THELLO.
BET THEY DIDN’T TELL YOU I KNEW THAT’S O’THELLO.
BET THEY DIDN’T TELL YOU I KNEW
SHAKESPEARE, HUH? BET THEY DIDN’T TELL YOU I KNEW
SHAKESPEARE, HUH?
NAH, ALL THEY DID WAS CRASH IN SHAKESPEARE, HUH?
NAH, ALL THEY DID WAS CRASH IN
AGAINST ME. NAH, ALL THEY DID WAS CRASH IN
AGAINST ME.
BET BILL O’REILLY NEVER TOLD YOU AGAINST ME.
BET BILL O’REILLY NEVER TOLD YOU
I KNEW SHAKESPEARE, HUH? BET BILL O’REILLY NEVER TOLD YOU
I KNEW SHAKESPEARE, HUH?
BET FOX NEWS ONLY TOLD YOU I I KNEW SHAKESPEARE, HUH?
BET FOX NEWS ONLY TOLD YOU I
SMOKED WEED. BET FOX NEWS ONLY TOLD YOU I
SMOKED WEED.
I’D NEVER EVEN HURT A FLY. SMOKED WEED.
I’D NEVER EVEN HURT A FLY.
TELL ME, DID YOU WASH MY BLOOD I’D NEVER EVEN HURT A FLY.
TELL ME, DID YOU WASH MY BLOOD
OFF YOUR HANDS? TELL ME, DID YOU WASH MY BLOOD
OFF YOUR HANDS?
I BET IF YOU LOOK UNDERNEATH OFF YOUR HANDS?
I BET IF YOU LOOK UNDERNEATH
YOUR FINGERNAILS, YOU’D STILL I BET IF YOU LOOK UNDERNEATH
YOUR FINGERNAILS, YOU’D STILL
FIND GROUND CRUST, ‘CAUSE YOU YOUR FINGERNAILS, YOU’D STILL
FIND GROUND CRUST, ‘CAUSE YOU
CAN’T GET RID OF BLOOD. FIND GROUND CRUST, ‘CAUSE YOU
CAN’T GET RID OF BLOOD.
IS MY SWEAT STILL IN THE CREASES CAN’T GET RID OF BLOOD.
IS MY SWEAT STILL IN THE CREASES
OF YOUR KNUCKLES? IS MY SWEAT STILL IN THE CREASES
OF YOUR KNUCKLES?
DOES THE SOUND OF THAT GUNSHOT OF YOUR KNUCKLES?
DOES THE SOUND OF THAT GUNSHOT
MAKE THE HAIR ON YOUR EARS STAND DOES THE SOUND OF THAT GUNSHOT
MAKE THE HAIR ON YOUR EARS STAND
UP? MAKE THE HAIR ON YOUR EARS STAND
UP?
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? UP?
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?
WHEN YOU WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?
WHEN YOU WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY
OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER? WHEN YOU WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY
OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER?
HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WALKED OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER?
HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WALKED
AWAY FROM THAT COURT A FREE MAN? HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WALKED
AWAY FROM THAT COURT A FREE MAN?
BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY AWAY FROM THAT COURT A FREE MAN?
BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY
OR WHAT YOU DO, YOU’LL NEVER BE, BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY
OR WHAT YOU DO, YOU’LL NEVER BE,
BECAUSE ONLY THE TRUTH CAN SET OR WHAT YOU DO, YOU’LL NEVER BE,
BECAUSE ONLY THE TRUTH CAN SET
YOU FREE. BECAUSE ONLY THE TRUTH CAN SET
YOU FREE.
I GUESS MY LIFE AIN’T EVEN WORTH YOU FREE.
I GUESS MY LIFE AIN’T EVEN WORTH
SKITTLES AND ICE TEA. I GUESS MY LIFE AIN’T EVEN WORTH
SKITTLES AND ICE TEA.
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME? SKITTLES AND ICE TEA.
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME?
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME? HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME?
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME?
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME? HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME?
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME?
[ CROWD YELLING ] HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME?
[ CROWD YELLING ]
[ GUN SHOTS ] [ CROWD YELLING ]
[ GUN SHOTS ]
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME! [ GUN SHOTS ]
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME!
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME! HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME!
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME!
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME! HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME!
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME!
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME! HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME!
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME!
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME! HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME!
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME!
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME! HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME!
HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME!
[ CROWDED YELLING ] HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME!
[ CROWDED YELLING ]
[ GUN SHOTS ] [ CROWDED YELLING ]
[ GUN SHOTS ]
[ SCREAMING ] [ GUN SHOTS ]
[ SCREAMING ]
>>Jerae Forde: WOW, THAT WAS [ SCREAMING ]
>>Jerae Forde: WOW, THAT WAS
EXTREMELY POWERFUL. >>Jerae Forde: WOW, THAT WAS
EXTREMELY POWERFUL.
AND BEFORE WE GET INTO ANYTHING, EXTREMELY POWERFUL.
AND BEFORE WE GET INTO ANYTHING,
I JUST WANT TO KNOW YOUR AND BEFORE WE GET INTO ANYTHING,
I JUST WANT TO KNOW YOUR
REACTIONS ON THIS. I JUST WANT TO KNOW YOUR
REACTIONS ON THIS.
LET’S START WITH YOU, REACTIONS ON THIS.
LET’S START WITH YOU,
DR. COOPER. LET’S START WITH YOU,
DR. COOPER.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: YES, THE DR. COOPER.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: YES, THE
BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, OF >>Dr. Vincent Cooper: YES, THE
BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, OF
COURSE, FOLLOWS IN THE PATH OF BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, OF
COURSE, FOLLOWS IN THE PATH OF
SIMILAR BLACK CONSCIOUS COURSE, FOLLOWS IN THE PATH OF
SIMILAR BLACK CONSCIOUS
MOVEMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES SIMILAR BLACK CONSCIOUS
MOVEMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES
WHEN, YOU KNOW, BLACK PEOPLE MOVEMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES
WHEN, YOU KNOW, BLACK PEOPLE
SORT OF RECOGNIZE A NEED TO WHEN, YOU KNOW, BLACK PEOPLE
SORT OF RECOGNIZE A NEED TO
ADDRESS, DRAW ATTENTION TO OUR SORT OF RECOGNIZE A NEED TO
ADDRESS, DRAW ATTENTION TO OUR
PROBLEM IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. ADDRESS, DRAW ATTENTION TO OUR
PROBLEM IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
OR TO THE FACT, THEY’VE BEEN PROBLEM IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
OR TO THE FACT, THEY’VE BEEN
IGNORED, THEIR NEEDS HAVE BEEN OR TO THE FACT, THEY’VE BEEN
IGNORED, THEIR NEEDS HAVE BEEN
IGNORED, OR THEY’VE BEEN IGNORED, THEIR NEEDS HAVE BEEN
IGNORED, OR THEY’VE BEEN
TREATED, AS INVISIBLE — IGNORED, OR THEY’VE BEEN
TREATED, AS INVISIBLE —
>>Jerae Forde: YES, AND THAT’S TREATED, AS INVISIBLE —
>>Jerae Forde: YES, AND THAT’S
WHAT WE SAW IN THE VIDEO. >>Jerae Forde: YES, AND THAT’S
WHAT WE SAW IN THE VIDEO.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: WHAT WE SAW IN THE VIDEO.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper:
— ENTITIES. >>Dr. Vincent Cooper:
— ENTITIES.
THEN, BLACK PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS — ENTITIES.
THEN, BLACK PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS
ORGANIZE AND SPEAK UP TO THE THEN, BLACK PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS
ORGANIZE AND SPEAK UP TO THE
SITUATION. ORGANIZE AND SPEAK UP TO THE
SITUATION.
AND THAT IS BASICALLY, WHAT THE SITUATION.
AND THAT IS BASICALLY, WHAT THE
BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IS AND THAT IS BASICALLY, WHAT THE
BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IS
DOING. BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IS
DOING.
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT HAS DOING.
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT HAS
PASSED. THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT HAS
PASSED.
THERE ARE FEW RIGHTS WERE PASSED.
THERE ARE FEW RIGHTS WERE
GRUDGINGLY CONCEDED. THERE ARE FEW RIGHTS WERE
GRUDGINGLY CONCEDED.
BUT, OVER THE PAST TWO OR THREE, GRUDGINGLY CONCEDED.
BUT, OVER THE PAST TWO OR THREE,
FOUR DECADES, YOU’LL FIND THAT’S BUT, OVER THE PAST TWO OR THREE,
FOUR DECADES, YOU’LL FIND THAT’S
OF SOME THOSE RIGHTS HAVE BEEN FOUR DECADES, YOU’LL FIND THAT’S
OF SOME THOSE RIGHTS HAVE BEEN
RIGHTS HAVE BEEN DILUTED. OF SOME THOSE RIGHTS HAVE BEEN
RIGHTS HAVE BEEN DILUTED.
>>Jerae Forde: YES. RIGHTS HAVE BEEN DILUTED.
>>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: AND SO, >>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: AND SO,
FROM TIME TO TIME, THERE ARE >>Dr. Vincent Cooper: AND SO,
FROM TIME TO TIME, THERE ARE
GOING TO BE MORE ORGANIZATION, FROM TIME TO TIME, THERE ARE
GOING TO BE MORE ORGANIZATION,
MORE PROTEST, MORE CALL TO THE GOING TO BE MORE ORGANIZATION,
MORE PROTEST, MORE CALL TO THE
PLIGHT OF BLACK PEOPLE IN THE MORE PROTEST, MORE CALL TO THE
PLIGHT OF BLACK PEOPLE IN THE
UNITED STATES. PLIGHT OF BLACK PEOPLE IN THE
UNITED STATES.
WE LOOK AT THE ECONOMIC UNITED STATES.
WE LOOK AT THE ECONOMIC
SITUATION, WE LOOK AT THE WE LOOK AT THE ECONOMIC
SITUATION, WE LOOK AT THE
SITUATION WITH THE PUBLIC SITUATION, WE LOOK AT THE
SITUATION WITH THE PUBLIC
SCHOOL’S EDUCATION, WE LOOK AT SITUATION WITH THE PUBLIC
SCHOOL’S EDUCATION, WE LOOK AT
SITUATION WITH CRIME AND IT ALL SCHOOL’S EDUCATION, WE LOOK AT
SITUATION WITH CRIME AND IT ALL
POINTS A FINGER IN ONE SITUATION WITH CRIME AND IT ALL
POINTS A FINGER IN ONE
DIRECTION. POINTS A FINGER IN ONE
DIRECTION.
THERE IS SYSTEMIC RACISM THAT DIRECTION.
THERE IS SYSTEMIC RACISM THAT
PERSISTS IN THE UNITED STATES. THERE IS SYSTEMIC RACISM THAT
PERSISTS IN THE UNITED STATES.
TO DENY THIS REALITY IS TO PERSISTS IN THE UNITED STATES.
TO DENY THIS REALITY IS TO
PRETEND THAT RACISM WAS NOT PART TO DENY THIS REALITY IS TO
PRETEND THAT RACISM WAS NOT PART
OF THE INITIAL CONSTRUCTION OF PRETEND THAT RACISM WAS NOT PART
OF THE INITIAL CONSTRUCTION OF
THIS CONCEPT CALLED THE UNITED OF THE INITIAL CONSTRUCTION OF
THIS CONCEPT CALLED THE UNITED
STATES. THIS CONCEPT CALLED THE UNITED
STATES.
IT WAS THERE WITHIN THE STATES.
IT WAS THERE WITHIN THE
PLANTATION STATE, SLAVERY, AND IT WAS THERE WITHIN THE
PLANTATION STATE, SLAVERY, AND
SO ON. PLANTATION STATE, SLAVERY, AND
SO ON.
SO, IT’S A WORK IN PROGRESS AND SO ON.
SO, IT’S A WORK IN PROGRESS AND
FROM TIME TO TIME, YOU KNOW, SO, IT’S A WORK IN PROGRESS AND
FROM TIME TO TIME, YOU KNOW,
BLACKS WILL ORGANIZE AND ASSERT FROM TIME TO TIME, YOU KNOW,
BLACKS WILL ORGANIZE AND ASSERT
THE NEED TO FOCUS ON THOSE BLACKS WILL ORGANIZE AND ASSERT
THE NEED TO FOCUS ON THOSE
ISSUES THAT ARE VITAL TO THE THE NEED TO FOCUS ON THOSE
ISSUES THAT ARE VITAL TO THE
SURVIVAL. ISSUES THAT ARE VITAL TO THE
SURVIVAL.
NOT ONLY OF BLACK PEOPLE, BUT TO SURVIVAL.
NOT ONLY OF BLACK PEOPLE, BUT TO
ALL PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING NOT ONLY OF BLACK PEOPLE, BUT TO
ALL PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING
OPPRESSED OR NEGLECTED. ALL PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING
OPPRESSED OR NEGLECTED.
SO THAT PRESSURE HAS TO BE OPPRESSED OR NEGLECTED.
SO THAT PRESSURE HAS TO BE
MAINTAINED. SO THAT PRESSURE HAS TO BE
MAINTAINED.
>>Jerae Forde: YES. MAINTAINED.
>>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: AND, THIS>>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: AND, THIS
IS BASICALLY WHAT THE BLACK >>Dr. Vincent Cooper: AND, THIS
IS BASICALLY WHAT THE BLACK
LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IS ALL IS BASICALLY WHAT THE BLACK
LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IS ALL
ABOUT. LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IS ALL
ABOUT.
>>Jerae Forde: OKAY, SO I JUST ABOUT.
>>Jerae Forde: OKAY, SO I JUST
WANT TO KNOW DENA. >>Jerae Forde: OKAY, SO I JUST
WANT TO KNOW DENA.
DENA, YOU HAVE BEEN WANT TO KNOW DENA.
DENA, YOU HAVE BEEN
INSTRUMENTAL, YOU BEEN AN DENA, YOU HAVE BEEN
INSTRUMENTAL, YOU BEEN AN
ACTIVIST AND YOU BEEN INVOLVED INSTRUMENTAL, YOU BEEN AN
ACTIVIST AND YOU BEEN INVOLVED
IN THE BLACK LIVES MATTER ACTIVIST AND YOU BEEN INVOLVED
IN THE BLACK LIVES MATTER
MOVEMENT, AND I JUST WANT TO IN THE BLACK LIVES MATTER
MOVEMENT, AND I JUST WANT TO
KNOW, CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE MOVEMENT, AND I JUST WANT TO
KNOW, CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE
BIT MORE ABOUT THE ORIGIN? KNOW, CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE
BIT MORE ABOUT THE ORIGIN?
I MEAN, IT’S — IT’S MORE THAN A BIT MORE ABOUT THE ORIGIN?
I MEAN, IT’S — IT’S MORE THAN A
HASH TAG THAT YOU SEE ON SOCIAL I MEAN, IT’S — IT’S MORE THAN A
HASH TAG THAT YOU SEE ON SOCIAL
MEDIA. HASH TAG THAT YOU SEE ON SOCIAL
MEDIA.
CAN YOU TELL ME HOW IT STARTED MEDIA.
CAN YOU TELL ME HOW IT STARTED
AND WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO CAN YOU TELL ME HOW IT STARTED
AND WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS MOVEMENT? AND WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS MOVEMENT?
>>Dena Fisher: YEAH, I WILL. PARTICIPATE IN THIS MOVEMENT?
>>Dena Fisher: YEAH, I WILL.
I — MAYBE FIRST I SHOULD START >>Dena Fisher: YEAH, I WILL.
I — MAYBE FIRST I SHOULD START
TALKING ABOUT WHAT I’VE DONE, I — MAYBE FIRST I SHOULD START
TALKING ABOUT WHAT I’VE DONE,
PARTICIPATING IN THIS MOVEMENT, TALKING ABOUT WHAT I’VE DONE,
PARTICIPATING IN THIS MOVEMENT,
BECAUSE I — THE REASON — ONE PARTICIPATING IN THIS MOVEMENT,
BECAUSE I — THE REASON — ONE
OF THE REASONS I GOT INVOLVED — BECAUSE I — THE REASON — ONE
OF THE REASONS I GOT INVOLVED —
I’M INVOLVED IS BECAUSE OF MY OF THE REASONS I GOT INVOLVED —
I’M INVOLVED IS BECAUSE OF MY
SONS. I’M INVOLVED IS BECAUSE OF MY
SONS.
I HAVE TWO SONS. SONS.
I HAVE TWO SONS.
>>Jerae Forde: OKAY. I HAVE TWO SONS.
>>Jerae Forde: OKAY.
>>Dena Fisher: AND SO, WHEN — >>Jerae Forde: OKAY.
>>Dena Fisher: AND SO, WHEN —
WHEN I WATCH THAT CLIP YOU JUST >>Dena Fisher: AND SO, WHEN —
WHEN I WATCH THAT CLIP YOU JUST
SHOWED, IT — IT BRINGS IT HOME, WHEN I WATCH THAT CLIP YOU JUST
SHOWED, IT — IT BRINGS IT HOME,
YOU KNOW — SHOWED, IT — IT BRINGS IT HOME,
YOU KNOW —
>>Jerae Forde: YES. YOU KNOW —
>>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dena Fisher: LIKE, YOU KNOW, >>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dena Fisher: LIKE, YOU KNOW,
THE PAIN THAT WE SUFFER AS BLACK>>Dena Fisher: LIKE, YOU KNOW,
THE PAIN THAT WE SUFFER AS BLACK
PEOPLE AND AS BLACK MOTHERS, THE PAIN THAT WE SUFFER AS BLACK
PEOPLE AND AS BLACK MOTHERS,
RIGHT. PEOPLE AND AS BLACK MOTHERS,
RIGHT.
I THINK ABOUT BLACK MOTHERS MORE RIGHT.
I THINK ABOUT BLACK MOTHERS MORE
THAN ANYTHING, AND THE FACT THAT I THINK ABOUT BLACK MOTHERS MORE
THAN ANYTHING, AND THE FACT THAT
EMMETT TILL THAT HAPPENED BACK THAN ANYTHING, AND THE FACT THAT
EMMETT TILL THAT HAPPENED BACK
IN THE ’50s, RIGHT. EMMETT TILL THAT HAPPENED BACK
IN THE ’50s, RIGHT.
>>Jerae Forde: YES. IN THE ’50s, RIGHT.
>>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dena Fisher: THE EMMETT TILL >>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dena Fisher: THE EMMETT TILL
OF THE ’50s AND THEN THE TRAYVON>>Dena Fisher: THE EMMETT TILL
OF THE ’50s AND THEN THE TRAYVON
MARTIN OF TODAY, RIGHT. OF THE ’50s AND THEN THE TRAYVON
MARTIN OF TODAY, RIGHT.
THAT IS DEEP. MARTIN OF TODAY, RIGHT.
THAT IS DEEP.
IT SPEAKS TO THE FACT THAT THAT IS DEEP.
IT SPEAKS TO THE FACT THAT
NOTHING HAS CHANGED, RIGHT. IT SPEAKS TO THE FACT THAT
NOTHING HAS CHANGED, RIGHT.
THE REALITIES ARE STILL THE NOTHING HAS CHANGED, RIGHT.
THE REALITIES ARE STILL THE
SAME. THE REALITIES ARE STILL THE
SAME.
>>Jerae Forde: YES. SAME.
>>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dena Fisher: RIGHT. >>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dena Fisher: RIGHT.
>>Jerae Forde: DEFINITELY. >>Dena Fisher: RIGHT.
>>Jerae Forde: DEFINITELY.
>>Dena Fisher: SO THE BLACK >>Jerae Forde: DEFINITELY.
>>Dena Fisher: SO THE BLACK
LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IS >>Dena Fisher: SO THE BLACK
LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IS
ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY, RIGHT. LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IS
ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY, RIGHT.
BACK IN THE DAY, THE CIVIL ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY, RIGHT.
BACK IN THE DAY, THE CIVIL
RIGHTS — THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA, BACK IN THE DAY, THE CIVIL
RIGHTS — THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA,
AND DURING THE TIME OF EMMETT RIGHTS — THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA,
AND DURING THE TIME OF EMMETT
TILL, IT WAS — IT WAS JUST THAT AND DURING THE TIME OF EMMETT
TILL, IT WAS — IT WAS JUST THAT
AS WELL, A BLACK LIVES MATTER TILL, IT WAS — IT WAS JUST THAT
AS WELL, A BLACK LIVES MATTER
MOVEMENT. AS WELL, A BLACK LIVES MATTER
MOVEMENT.
IT JUST LOOKED DIFFERENT. MOVEMENT.
IT JUST LOOKED DIFFERENT.
IT’S A DIFFERENT NAME. IT JUST LOOKED DIFFERENT.
IT’S A DIFFERENT NAME.
>>Jerae Forde: SO, IT ALWAYS IT’S A DIFFERENT NAME.
>>Jerae Forde: SO, IT ALWAYS
BEEN THERE? >>Jerae Forde: SO, IT ALWAYS
BEEN THERE?
IT JUST? BEEN THERE?
IT JUST?
>>Dena Fisher: SO, IT’S ALWAYS IT JUST?
>>Dena Fisher: SO, IT’S ALWAYS
BEEN THERE. >>Dena Fisher: SO, IT’S ALWAYS
BEEN THERE.
IT’S JUST A DIFFERENT NAME. BEEN THERE.
IT’S JUST A DIFFERENT NAME.
>>Jerae Forde: GOTCHA, OKAY. IT’S JUST A DIFFERENT NAME.
>>Jerae Forde: GOTCHA, OKAY.
>>Dena Fisher: SO TODAY THE >>Jerae Forde: GOTCHA, OKAY.
>>Dena Fisher: SO TODAY THE
BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IS >>Dena Fisher: SO TODAY THE
BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IS
IN RESPONSE TO ALL OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IS
IN RESPONSE TO ALL OF THE
ATROCITIES, THE PERSISTED AND IN RESPONSE TO ALL OF THE
ATROCITIES, THE PERSISTED AND
DEEP RACIAL DISPARITY, THAT HAVE ATROCITIES, THE PERSISTED AND
DEEP RACIAL DISPARITY, THAT HAVE
EXISTED, THAT EXISTED THEN, THAT DEEP RACIAL DISPARITY, THAT HAVE
EXISTED, THAT EXISTED THEN, THAT
EXIST NOW, STILL. EXISTED, THAT EXISTED THEN, THAT
EXIST NOW, STILL.
>>Jerae Forde: YEAH. EXIST NOW, STILL.
>>Jerae Forde: YEAH.
>>Dena Fisher: AND THE CRY FOR,>>Jerae Forde: YEAH.
>>Dena Fisher: AND THE CRY FOR,
YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO LIKE LET >>Dena Fisher: AND THE CRY FOR,
YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO LIKE LET
THE PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE DO YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO LIKE LET
THE PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE DO
MATTER, RIGHT. THE PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE DO
MATTER, RIGHT.
>>Jerae Forde: YEAH. MATTER, RIGHT.
>>Jerae Forde: YEAH.
>>Dena Fisher: SO THEN THERE >>Jerae Forde: YEAH.
>>Dena Fisher: SO THEN THERE
WERE THREE ACTIVISTS THAT >>Dena Fisher: SO THEN THERE
WERE THREE ACTIVISTS THAT
ACTUALLY STARTED THE BLACK LIVES WERE THREE ACTIVISTS THAT
ACTUALLY STARTED THE BLACK LIVES
MATTER MOVEMENT IN 2013, AFTER ACTUALLY STARTED THE BLACK LIVES
MATTER MOVEMENT IN 2013, AFTER
MICHAEL BROWN WAS MURDERED, MATTER MOVEMENT IN 2013, AFTER
MICHAEL BROWN WAS MURDERED,
RIGHT. MICHAEL BROWN WAS MURDERED,
RIGHT.
AND SO IT IS, YES, IT’S MORE RIGHT.
AND SO IT IS, YES, IT’S MORE
THAN A HASH TAG. AND SO IT IS, YES, IT’S MORE
THAN A HASH TAG.
>>Jerae Forde: YES. THAN A HASH TAG.
>>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dena Fisher: IT IS A >>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dena Fisher: IT IS A
MOVEMENT, AND IT’S A CALL — >>Dena Fisher: IT IS A
MOVEMENT, AND IT’S A CALL —
>>Jerae Forde: AND SO — MOVEMENT, AND IT’S A CALL —
>>Jerae Forde: AND SO —
>>Dena Fisher: — FOR ACTION. >>Jerae Forde: AND SO —
>>Dena Fisher: — FOR ACTION.
>>Jerae Forde: YOU GUYS, >>Dena Fisher: — FOR ACTION.
>>Jerae Forde: YOU GUYS,
YOU’RE — YOU’RE YOUNG PEOPLE. >>Jerae Forde: YOU GUYS,
YOU’RE — YOU’RE YOUNG PEOPLE.
YOU’RE IN THE WORLD. YOU’RE — YOU’RE YOUNG PEOPLE.
YOU’RE IN THE WORLD.
YOU MIGHT LEAVE THIS ISLAND YOU’RE IN THE WORLD.
YOU MIGHT LEAVE THIS ISLAND
SOON. YOU MIGHT LEAVE THIS ISLAND
SOON.
YOU DEAL WITH IT EVERY DAY AS SOON.
YOU DEAL WITH IT EVERY DAY AS
YOUNG PEOPLE. YOU DEAL WITH IT EVERY DAY AS
YOUNG PEOPLE.
HOW DID YOU REACT TO THE VIDEO YOUNG PEOPLE.
HOW DID YOU REACT TO THE VIDEO
AND TO THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF THE HOW DID YOU REACT TO THE VIDEO
AND TO THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF THE
BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT? AND TO THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF THE
BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT?
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: OKAY, BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT?
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: OKAY,
WELL, WATCHING THE VIDEO, I >>Yara Matthew-Pollack: OKAY,
WELL, WATCHING THE VIDEO, I
THINK IT WAS JUST CRAZY. WELL, WATCHING THE VIDEO, I
THINK IT WAS JUST CRAZY.
IT WAS LIKE I FELT I WAS JUST IN THINK IT WAS JUST CRAZY.
IT WAS LIKE I FELT I WAS JUST IN
AWE, THAT IT IS STILL HAPPENING IT WAS LIKE I FELT I WAS JUST IN
AWE, THAT IT IS STILL HAPPENING
TODAY, YOU KNOW. AWE, THAT IT IS STILL HAPPENING
TODAY, YOU KNOW.
I FEEL LIKE HOW IS THAT A TODAY, YOU KNOW.
I FEEL LIKE HOW IS THAT A
POLICEMAN — IT DOESN’T MATTER I FEEL LIKE HOW IS THAT A
POLICEMAN — IT DOESN’T MATTER
THE COLOR WHITE OR BLACK, IT POLICEMAN — IT DOESN’T MATTER
THE COLOR WHITE OR BLACK, IT
DOESN’T MATTER. THE COLOR WHITE OR BLACK, IT
DOESN’T MATTER.
HOW IS THAT A POLICEMAN GETS DOESN’T MATTER.
HOW IS THAT A POLICEMAN GETS
AWAY WITH MURDER FOR KILLING AN HOW IS THAT A POLICEMAN GETS
AWAY WITH MURDER FOR KILLING AN
INNOCENT MINOR THAT DID NOTHING? AWAY WITH MURDER FOR KILLING AN
INNOCENT MINOR THAT DID NOTHING?
HE WAS WEARING A HOODIE, HE HAS INNOCENT MINOR THAT DID NOTHING?
HE WAS WEARING A HOODIE, HE HAS
SKITTLES, HE HAS ARIZONA, AND HE HE WAS WEARING A HOODIE, HE HAS
SKITTLES, HE HAS ARIZONA, AND HE
WAS DOING NOTHING, AND HE JUST SKITTLES, HE HAS ARIZONA, AND HE
WAS DOING NOTHING, AND HE JUST
GETS KILLED, AND HE’S NOT WAS DOING NOTHING, AND HE JUST
GETS KILLED, AND HE’S NOT
GUILTY. GETS KILLED, AND HE’S NOT
GUILTY.
HOW IS THAT? GUILTY.
HOW IS THAT?
AND IT SCARES ME. HOW IS THAT?
AND IT SCARES ME.
>>Jerae Forde: AND THEN, YOU AND IT SCARES ME.
>>Jerae Forde: AND THEN, YOU
ARE LIVING THE LIFE, YOU ARE A >>Jerae Forde: AND THEN, YOU
ARE LIVING THE LIFE, YOU ARE A
YOUNG BLACK MAN. ARE LIVING THE LIFE, YOU ARE A
YOUNG BLACK MAN.
HOW DO YOU FEEL? YOUNG BLACK MAN.
HOW DO YOU FEEL?
HOW WAS THAT VIDEO MOVING TO HOW DO YOU FEEL?
HOW WAS THAT VIDEO MOVING TO
YOU? HOW WAS THAT VIDEO MOVING TO
YOU?
>>Chad Bryan: IT WAS VERY YOU?
>>Chad Bryan: IT WAS VERY
TOUCHING, AND YOU KNOW, I’M GLAD>>Chad Bryan: IT WAS VERY
TOUCHING, AND YOU KNOW, I’M GLAD
YOU SAID YOUNG BLACK MAN. TOUCHING, AND YOU KNOW, I’M GLAD
YOU SAID YOUNG BLACK MAN.
BECAUSE YOUNG BLACK MAN, THAT’S YOU SAID YOUNG BLACK MAN.
BECAUSE YOUNG BLACK MAN, THAT’S
TWO STRIKES THAT’S ALREADY SO. BECAUSE YOUNG BLACK MAN, THAT’S
TWO STRIKES THAT’S ALREADY SO.
YOU HAVE TO WATCH OUT WHEN WE GO TWO STRIKES THAT’S ALREADY SO.
YOU HAVE TO WATCH OUT WHEN WE GO
OUTSIDE. YOU HAVE TO WATCH OUT WHEN WE GO
OUTSIDE.
IT’S LIKE THE SKIN COLOR. OUTSIDE.
IT’S LIKE THE SKIN COLOR.
THEY DISCRIMINATE AGAINST US. IT’S LIKE THE SKIN COLOR.
THEY DISCRIMINATE AGAINST US.
BUT IT’S NOT TO THAT POINT, THEY THEY DISCRIMINATE AGAINST US.
BUT IT’S NOT TO THAT POINT, THEY
CAN JUST JUMP ON US BLACK BUT IT’S NOT TO THAT POINT, THEY
CAN JUST JUMP ON US BLACK
PEOPLE. CAN JUST JUMP ON US BLACK
PEOPLE.
IT’S CERTAIN STUFF WE DO. PEOPLE.
IT’S CERTAIN STUFF WE DO.
YES, I ACCEPT THE FACT WE DO IT’S CERTAIN STUFF WE DO.
YES, I ACCEPT THE FACT WE DO
MAKE MISTAKES. YES, I ACCEPT THE FACT WE DO
MAKE MISTAKES.
BUT, AS LIKE YARA SAID, YOU MAKE MISTAKES.
BUT, AS LIKE YARA SAID, YOU
CAN’T JUST COME OUT AND JUST BUT, AS LIKE YARA SAID, YOU
CAN’T JUST COME OUT AND JUST
KILL SOMEBODY LIKE THAT. CAN’T JUST COME OUT AND JUST
KILL SOMEBODY LIKE THAT.
IT’S TOUCHING. KILL SOMEBODY LIKE THAT.
IT’S TOUCHING.
>>Jerae Forde: YEAH, THAT GOES IT’S TOUCHING.
>>Jerae Forde: YEAH, THAT GOES
TO THE HEART OF THE BLACK LIVES >>Jerae Forde: YEAH, THAT GOES
TO THE HEART OF THE BLACK LIVES
MATTER MOVEMENT. TO THE HEART OF THE BLACK LIVES
MATTER MOVEMENT.
I MEAN, THE REASON WHY I THINK MATTER MOVEMENT.
I MEAN, THE REASON WHY I THINK
IT’S SUCH A POWERFUL MOVEMENT. I MEAN, THE REASON WHY I THINK
IT’S SUCH A POWERFUL MOVEMENT.
IT’S BECAUSE IT TALKS NOT ONLY IT’S SUCH A POWERFUL MOVEMENT.
IT’S BECAUSE IT TALKS NOT ONLY
ABOUT SELF-LOVE, BUT ABOUT IT’S BECAUSE IT TALKS NOT ONLY
ABOUT SELF-LOVE, BUT ABOUT
SELF-RESPECT. ABOUT SELF-LOVE, BUT ABOUT
SELF-RESPECT.
I’M NOT GOING TO STAND FOR THESE SELF-RESPECT.
I’M NOT GOING TO STAND FOR THESE
INEQUALITIES BECAUSE I AM WORTHY I’M NOT GOING TO STAND FOR THESE
INEQUALITIES BECAUSE I AM WORTHY
AND DESERVING OF EQUALITY AND IT INEQUALITIES BECAUSE I AM WORTHY
AND DESERVING OF EQUALITY AND IT
POINTS OUT THE REAL HEART OF AND DESERVING OF EQUALITY AND IT
POINTS OUT THE REAL HEART OF
WHAT IS WRONG IN OUR JUSTICE POINTS OUT THE REAL HEART OF
WHAT IS WRONG IN OUR JUSTICE
SYSTEM AND SOCIETY. WHAT IS WRONG IN OUR JUSTICE
SYSTEM AND SOCIETY.
AND SO, I THEN — I WANT TO GET SYSTEM AND SOCIETY.
AND SO, I THEN — I WANT TO GET
TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH AS A AND SO, I THEN — I WANT TO GET
TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH AS A
WHOLE. TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH AS A
WHOLE.
DO YOU FEEL ESPECIALLY IN SCHOOL WHOLE.
DO YOU FEEL ESPECIALLY IN SCHOOL
THAT WHEN YOU HAVE THIS MONTH DO YOU FEEL ESPECIALLY IN SCHOOL
THAT WHEN YOU HAVE THIS MONTH
AND YOU’RE ABLE TO CELEBRATE IT, THAT WHEN YOU HAVE THIS MONTH
AND YOU’RE ABLE TO CELEBRATE IT,
THAT IT BRINGS A SENSE OF PRIDE, AND YOU’RE ABLE TO CELEBRATE IT,
THAT IT BRINGS A SENSE OF PRIDE,
SENSE OF RESPECT, FOR YOU TO THAT IT BRINGS A SENSE OF PRIDE,
SENSE OF RESPECT, FOR YOU TO
WANT TO DO BETTER AND GO ABOVE SENSE OF RESPECT, FOR YOU TO
WANT TO DO BETTER AND GO ABOVE
THE STEREOTYPES THAT PEOPLE HAVE WANT TO DO BETTER AND GO ABOVE
THE STEREOTYPES THAT PEOPLE HAVE
ALREADY PROBABLY PUT ON YOU? THE STEREOTYPES THAT PEOPLE HAVE
ALREADY PROBABLY PUT ON YOU?
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: OH ALREADY PROBABLY PUT ON YOU?
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: OH
DEFINITELY. >>Yara Matthew-Pollack: OH
DEFINITELY.
EVERY YEAR WE HAVE AT CHARLOTTE DEFINITELY.
EVERY YEAR WE HAVE AT CHARLOTTE
AMALIE HIGH SCHOOL, WE HAVE OUR EVERY YEAR WE HAVE AT CHARLOTTE
AMALIE HIGH SCHOOL, WE HAVE OUR
BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM AND AMALIE HIGH SCHOOL, WE HAVE OUR
BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM AND
ALL OF THE HISTORY CLASSES. BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM AND
ALL OF THE HISTORY CLASSES.
I DON’T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER, WE ALL OF THE HISTORY CLASSES.
I DON’T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER, WE
HAD HISTORY CLASS BEFORE. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER, WE
HAD HISTORY CLASS BEFORE.
>>Jerae Forde: OKAY. HAD HISTORY CLASS BEFORE.
>>Jerae Forde: OKAY.
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: AND WE >>Jerae Forde: OKAY.
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: AND WE
ALWAYS DO SOMETHING. >>Yara Matthew-Pollack: AND WE
ALWAYS DO SOMETHING.
AND IT EDUCATES OUR GENERATION ALWAYS DO SOMETHING.
AND IT EDUCATES OUR GENERATION
AS YOUNG PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, ABOUT AND IT EDUCATES OUR GENERATION
AS YOUNG PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, ABOUT
OUR CULTURE, ABOUT OUR RACES AND AS YOUNG PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, ABOUT
OUR CULTURE, ABOUT OUR RACES AND
NOT JUST OUR CULTURE, BUT THE OUR CULTURE, ABOUT OUR RACES AND
NOT JUST OUR CULTURE, BUT THE
OTHER CULTURES AND THE OTHER NOT JUST OUR CULTURE, BUT THE
OTHER CULTURES AND THE OTHER
RACES. OTHER CULTURES AND THE OTHER
RACES.
AND IT’S DEFINITELY IMPORTANT TO RACES.
AND IT’S DEFINITELY IMPORTANT TO
ME AND I THINK IT’S SOMETHING AND IT’S DEFINITELY IMPORTANT TO
ME AND I THINK IT’S SOMETHING
THAT SHOULD BE CELEBRATED FOR A ME AND I THINK IT’S SOMETHING
THAT SHOULD BE CELEBRATED FOR A
LIFETIME, DEFINITELY. THAT SHOULD BE CELEBRATED FOR A
LIFETIME, DEFINITELY.
>>Jerae Forde: AND WHAT WAS LIFETIME, DEFINITELY.
>>Jerae Forde: AND WHAT WAS
YOUR MOST MEMORABLE BLACK >>Jerae Forde: AND WHAT WAS
YOUR MOST MEMORABLE BLACK
HISTORY MOMENT AT SCHOOL? YOUR MOST MEMORABLE BLACK
HISTORY MOMENT AT SCHOOL?
>>Chad Bryan: WELL, MY FAVORITE HISTORY MOMENT AT SCHOOL?
>>Chad Bryan: WELL, MY FAVORITE
MEMORY WAS JUST THIS LAST ONE >>Chad Bryan: WELL, MY FAVORITE
MEMORY WAS JUST THIS LAST ONE
THAT JUST RECENTLY PASSED. MEMORY WAS JUST THIS LAST ONE
THAT JUST RECENTLY PASSED.
LIKE SHE SAID, WE DID HAVE A THAT JUST RECENTLY PASSED.
LIKE SHE SAID, WE DID HAVE A
HISTORY CLASS TOGETHER. LIKE SHE SAID, WE DID HAVE A
HISTORY CLASS TOGETHER.
OUR TEACHER PUT UP A LITTLE HISTORY CLASS TOGETHER.
OUR TEACHER PUT UP A LITTLE
BLACK HISTORY, A LITTLE SLIDE. OUR TEACHER PUT UP A LITTLE
BLACK HISTORY, A LITTLE SLIDE.
SHE WAS JUST EXPLAINING HOW THE BLACK HISTORY, A LITTLE SLIDE.
SHE WAS JUST EXPLAINING HOW THE
HARSH THINGS THAT WE WENT SHE WAS JUST EXPLAINING HOW THE
HARSH THINGS THAT WE WENT
THROUGH. HARSH THINGS THAT WE WENT
THROUGH.
SO I REALLY LIKE IT AND I DO THROUGH.
SO I REALLY LIKE IT AND I DO
THINK IT SHOULD BE SUPPORTED, SO I REALLY LIKE IT AND I DO
THINK IT SHOULD BE SUPPORTED,
LIFETIME. THINK IT SHOULD BE SUPPORTED,
LIFETIME.
>>Jerae Forde: AND WHAT ABOUT, LIFETIME.
>>Jerae Forde: AND WHAT ABOUT,
PROFESSOR COOPER, THE BLACK >>Jerae Forde: AND WHAT ABOUT,
PROFESSOR COOPER, THE BLACK
LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT? PROFESSOR COOPER, THE BLACK
LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT?
WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF IT IN THE LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT?
WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF IT IN THE
STATES. WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF IT IN THE
STATES.
BUT HOW DOES IT RESONATE HERE IN STATES.
BUT HOW DOES IT RESONATE HERE IN
THE CARIBBEAN? BUT HOW DOES IT RESONATE HERE IN
THE CARIBBEAN?
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: WELL, THE CARIBBEAN?
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: WELL,
IT’S TOTALLY, TOTALLY RELEVANT. >>Dr. Vincent Cooper: WELL,
IT’S TOTALLY, TOTALLY RELEVANT.
YOU KNOW, THERE’S A DIRECT IT’S TOTALLY, TOTALLY RELEVANT.
YOU KNOW, THERE’S A DIRECT
CONNECTION ESPECIALLY TODAY WHEN YOU KNOW, THERE’S A DIRECT
CONNECTION ESPECIALLY TODAY WHEN
TECHNOLOGY IS SORT OF — IT CONNECTION ESPECIALLY TODAY WHEN
TECHNOLOGY IS SORT OF — IT
COMBINES AND LINKS US TOGETHER TECHNOLOGY IS SORT OF — IT
COMBINES AND LINKS US TOGETHER
INSTANTLY, GLOBALLY. COMBINES AND LINKS US TOGETHER
INSTANTLY, GLOBALLY.
AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE U.S. INSTANTLY, GLOBALLY.
AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE U.S.
VIRGIN ISLANDS HAS A PARTICULAR AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE U.S.
VIRGIN ISLANDS HAS A PARTICULAR
RELATIONSHIP TO THE UNITED VIRGIN ISLANDS HAS A PARTICULAR
RELATIONSHIP TO THE UNITED
STATES GOING BACK TO 1917 WHEN RELATIONSHIP TO THE UNITED
STATES GOING BACK TO 1917 WHEN
THAT OFFICIAL, YOU KNOW, STATES GOING BACK TO 1917 WHEN
THAT OFFICIAL, YOU KNOW,
TRANSFER, TOOK PLACE. THAT OFFICIAL, YOU KNOW,
TRANSFER, TOOK PLACE.
BUT EVEN BEFORE THAT, YOU HAD TRANSFER, TOOK PLACE.
BUT EVEN BEFORE THAT, YOU HAD
PEOPLE LIKE WILMOTH BLYDEN, WHO BUT EVEN BEFORE THAT, YOU HAD
PEOPLE LIKE WILMOTH BLYDEN, WHO
PAID ATTENTION TO WHAT WAS PEOPLE LIKE WILMOTH BLYDEN, WHO
PAID ATTENTION TO WHAT WAS
HAPPENING TO — IN THE UNITED PAID ATTENTION TO WHAT WAS
HAPPENING TO — IN THE UNITED
STATES, WITH SLAVERY AND THE HAPPENING TO — IN THE UNITED
STATES, WITH SLAVERY AND THE
HISTORY OF SLAVERY. STATES, WITH SLAVERY AND THE
HISTORY OF SLAVERY.
ALL THAT IS PART OF OUR HISTORY OF SLAVERY.
ALL THAT IS PART OF OUR
EXPERIENCE BECAUSE WE ARE PART ALL THAT IS PART OF OUR
EXPERIENCE BECAUSE WE ARE PART
OF THE BLACK OR THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE BECAUSE WE ARE PART
OF THE BLACK OR THE AFRICAN
DIASPORA. OF THE BLACK OR THE AFRICAN
DIASPORA.
THE CARIBBEAN IS PART OF THE DIASPORA.
THE CARIBBEAN IS PART OF THE
AMERICAS. THE CARIBBEAN IS PART OF THE
AMERICAS.
AND NOW THAT TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS AMERICAS.
AND NOW THAT TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS
US TO KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING AND NOW THAT TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS
US TO KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING
IMMEDIATELY IN THE UNITED US TO KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING
IMMEDIATELY IN THE UNITED
STATES, WE BECOME EVEN MORE IMMEDIATELY IN THE UNITED
STATES, WE BECOME EVEN MORE
AWARE OF THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN STATES, WE BECOME EVEN MORE
AWARE OF THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN
BLACKS AND OTHER MINORITIES IN AWARE OF THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN
BLACKS AND OTHER MINORITIES IN
THE UNITED STATES AND THE — BLACKS AND OTHER MINORITIES IN
THE UNITED STATES AND THE —
THEIR STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRATIC THE UNITED STATES AND THE —
THEIR STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRATIC
RIGHTS WHICH IS BASED ON THAT THEIR STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRATIC
RIGHTS WHICH IS BASED ON THAT
DREAM THAT AMERICA WAS FOUNDED RIGHTS WHICH IS BASED ON THAT
DREAM THAT AMERICA WAS FOUNDED
ON. DREAM THAT AMERICA WAS FOUNDED
ON.
YOU KNOW, A LAND OF IMMIGRANTS, ON.
YOU KNOW, A LAND OF IMMIGRANTS,
A LAND WHERE WE CAN DARE TO YOU KNOW, A LAND OF IMMIGRANTS,
A LAND WHERE WE CAN DARE TO
DREAM, AND THAT WE’RE ENCOURAGED A LAND WHERE WE CAN DARE TO
DREAM, AND THAT WE’RE ENCOURAGED
TO DREAM FOR EQUALITY, FOR ALL DREAM, AND THAT WE’RE ENCOURAGED
TO DREAM FOR EQUALITY, FOR ALL
GROUPS AND ALL RACES, ALL ETHNIC TO DREAM FOR EQUALITY, FOR ALL
GROUPS AND ALL RACES, ALL ETHNIC
GROUPS. GROUPS AND ALL RACES, ALL ETHNIC
GROUPS.
>>Jerae Forde: YES. GROUPS.
>>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: ALL >>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: ALL
BELIEF SYSTEMS. >>Dr. Vincent Cooper: ALL
BELIEF SYSTEMS.
THAT IS THE PRINCIPLE UPON WHICH BELIEF SYSTEMS.
THAT IS THE PRINCIPLE UPON WHICH
THE UNITED STATES WAS FOUNDED. THAT IS THE PRINCIPLE UPON WHICH
THE UNITED STATES WAS FOUNDED.
AND SO TO TREAT ANY ONE GROUP AS THE UNITED STATES WAS FOUNDED.
AND SO TO TREAT ANY ONE GROUP AS
IF THEY ARE INVISIBLE OR AS IF AND SO TO TREAT ANY ONE GROUP AS
IF THEY ARE INVISIBLE OR AS IF
THEY DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO IF THEY ARE INVISIBLE OR AS IF
THEY DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO
ASSERT THEIR RIGHTS, WHEN THEY THEY DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO
ASSERT THEIR RIGHTS, WHEN THEY
PERCEIVE THAT THEIR RIGHTS ARE ASSERT THEIR RIGHTS, WHEN THEY
PERCEIVE THAT THEIR RIGHTS ARE
BEING SLIGHTED, IS UNDEMOCRATIC. PERCEIVE THAT THEIR RIGHTS ARE
BEING SLIGHTED, IS UNDEMOCRATIC.
AND SO FOR ANYONE TO SORT OF BEING SLIGHTED, IS UNDEMOCRATIC.
AND SO FOR ANYONE TO SORT OF
TAKE LIGHTLY, YOU KNOW, THE NEED AND SO FOR ANYONE TO SORT OF
TAKE LIGHTLY, YOU KNOW, THE NEED
FOR THAT THAT ASSERTION OF TAKE LIGHTLY, YOU KNOW, THE NEED
FOR THAT THAT ASSERTION OF
DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS BY BLACK FOR THAT THAT ASSERTION OF
DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS BY BLACK
PEOPLE OR ANY OTHER MINORITY IS DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS BY BLACK
PEOPLE OR ANY OTHER MINORITY IS
UNDEMOCRATIC. PEOPLE OR ANY OTHER MINORITY IS
UNDEMOCRATIC.
>>Jerae Forde: YES. UNDEMOCRATIC.
>>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: AND SO >>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: AND SO
YOU SPOKE ABOUT THE CONNECTION >>Dr. Vincent Cooper: AND SO
YOU SPOKE ABOUT THE CONNECTION
AND CONNECTING WITH THE YOU SPOKE ABOUT THE CONNECTION
AND CONNECTING WITH THE
MAINLAND, ESPECIALLY DUE TO AND CONNECTING WITH THE
MAINLAND, ESPECIALLY DUE TO
TECHNOLOGY. MAINLAND, ESPECIALLY DUE TO
TECHNOLOGY.
I WANT TO KNOW, DENA, HOW ARE TECHNOLOGY.
I WANT TO KNOW, DENA, HOW ARE
YOU ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AND BE I WANT TO KNOW, DENA, HOW ARE
YOU ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AND BE
ACTIVE IN THE MOVEMENT, LIVING YOU ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AND BE
ACTIVE IN THE MOVEMENT, LIVING
HERE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WITH ACTIVE IN THE MOVEMENT, LIVING
HERE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WITH
THE MOVEMENT BEING SO FOCUSED HERE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WITH
THE MOVEMENT BEING SO FOCUSED
AND SO ACTIVE IN THE UNITED THE MOVEMENT BEING SO FOCUSED
AND SO ACTIVE IN THE UNITED
STATES? AND SO ACTIVE IN THE UNITED
STATES?
>>Dena Fisher: SO, IT’S STATES?
>>Dena Fisher: SO, IT’S
ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT TO CONNECT >>Dena Fisher: SO, IT’S
ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT TO CONNECT
THE DOTS. ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT TO CONNECT
THE DOTS.
SO, WHAT I DO AS AN ACTIVIST THE DOTS.
SO, WHAT I DO AS AN ACTIVIST
HERE, I’VE DONE A LOT OF SO, WHAT I DO AS AN ACTIVIST
HERE, I’VE DONE A LOT OF
ACTIVISM IN THE STATES AS WELL, HERE, I’VE DONE A LOT OF
ACTIVISM IN THE STATES AS WELL,
IN BALTIMORE IN PARTICULAR, ACTIVISM IN THE STATES AS WELL,
IN BALTIMORE IN PARTICULAR,
BECAUSE I HAPPEN TO BE FROM IN BALTIMORE IN PARTICULAR,
BECAUSE I HAPPEN TO BE FROM
BALTIMORE. BECAUSE I HAPPEN TO BE FROM
BALTIMORE.
>>Jerae Forde: OKAY. BALTIMORE.
>>Jerae Forde: OKAY.
>>Dena Fisher: AND SO, I WAS >>Jerae Forde: OKAY.
>>Dena Fisher: AND SO, I WAS
JUST THERE IN THE GILMORE >>Dena Fisher: AND SO, I WAS
JUST THERE IN THE GILMORE
COMMUNITY, WHERE FREDDIE GRAY JUST THERE IN THE GILMORE
COMMUNITY, WHERE FREDDIE GRAY
WAS MURDERED AND WHERE HE WAS COMMUNITY, WHERE FREDDIE GRAY
WAS MURDERED AND WHERE HE WAS
FROM AND DOING SOME WORK THERE, WAS MURDERED AND WHERE HE WAS
FROM AND DOING SOME WORK THERE,
BECAUSE I’M ALSO A VIDEOGRAPHER. FROM AND DOING SOME WORK THERE,
BECAUSE I’M ALSO A VIDEOGRAPHER.
AND SO IN TERMS OF DOWN HERE, I BECAUSE I’M ALSO A VIDEOGRAPHER.
AND SO IN TERMS OF DOWN HERE, I
HAVE — I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT AND SO IN TERMS OF DOWN HERE, I
HAVE — I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT
TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON WHAT’S GOING HAVE — I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT
TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON WHAT’S GOING
ON, YOUR EAR ON THE GROUND ON TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON WHAT’S GOING
ON, YOUR EAR ON THE GROUND ON
WHAT’S GOING ON THERE, BECAUSE ON, YOUR EAR ON THE GROUND ON
WHAT’S GOING ON THERE, BECAUSE
WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE WHAT’S GOING ON THERE, BECAUSE
WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE
THAT ACTUALLY GO — OUR BLACK WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE
THAT ACTUALLY GO — OUR BLACK
BROTHERS, OUR SONS ARE ACTUALLY THAT ACTUALLY GO — OUR BLACK
BROTHERS, OUR SONS ARE ACTUALLY
GOING TO THE STATES. BROTHERS, OUR SONS ARE ACTUALLY
GOING TO THE STATES.
>>Jerae Forde: YES. GOING TO THE STATES.
>>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dena Fisher: RIGHT. >>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dena Fisher: RIGHT.
AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE>>Dena Fisher: RIGHT.
AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE
SHORE THEM UP RIGHT AND TAKE AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE
SHORE THEM UP RIGHT AND TAKE
CARE OF THEM, AND PREPARE THEM SHORE THEM UP RIGHT AND TAKE
CARE OF THEM, AND PREPARE THEM
FOR THAT. CARE OF THEM, AND PREPARE THEM
FOR THAT.
AND WE DO WORK HERE, IN ORDER TO FOR THAT.
AND WE DO WORK HERE, IN ORDER TO
ENSURE THAT, RIGHT. AND WE DO WORK HERE, IN ORDER TO
ENSURE THAT, RIGHT.
AND SO, YEAH, HERE I’VE BEEN ENSURE THAT, RIGHT.
AND SO, YEAH, HERE I’VE BEEN
ORGANIZED WITH OTHER ACTIVISTS. AND SO, YEAH, HERE I’VE BEEN
ORGANIZED WITH OTHER ACTIVISTS.
THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE THAT ARE ORGANIZED WITH OTHER ACTIVISTS.
THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE THAT ARE
DOING GOOD WORK, HAVE DONE GOOD THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE THAT ARE
DOING GOOD WORK, HAVE DONE GOOD
WORK, HISTORICALLY. DOING GOOD WORK, HAVE DONE GOOD
WORK, HISTORICALLY.
AND I APPRECIATE YOU NAMING, YOU WORK, HISTORICALLY.
AND I APPRECIATE YOU NAMING, YOU
KNOW, BLYDEN, BECAUSE HE WAS AN AND I APPRECIATE YOU NAMING, YOU
KNOW, BLYDEN, BECAUSE HE WAS AN
AMAZING ACTIVIST BACK IN THE KNOW, BLYDEN, BECAUSE HE WAS AN
AMAZING ACTIVIST BACK IN THE
DAY, RIGHT. AMAZING ACTIVIST BACK IN THE
DAY, RIGHT.
AND THERE ARE SOME AMAZING DAY, RIGHT.
AND THERE ARE SOME AMAZING
ACTIVISTS STILL HERE TODAY. AND THERE ARE SOME AMAZING
ACTIVISTS STILL HERE TODAY.
AND SO, COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS. ACTIVISTS STILL HERE TODAY.
AND SO, COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS.
I CAN NAME A BUNCH OF THEM, AND SO, COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS.
I CAN NAME A BUNCH OF THEM,
RIGHT. I CAN NAME A BUNCH OF THEM,
RIGHT.
BUT I’VE CONNECTED WITH THEM AND RIGHT.
BUT I’VE CONNECTED WITH THEM AND
WE DID THE SAVING OUR SONS, BUT I’VE CONNECTED WITH THEM AND
WE DID THE SAVING OUR SONS,
HEALING OURSELVES DAY OF WE DID THE SAVING OUR SONS,
HEALING OURSELVES DAY OF
HEALING. HEALING OURSELVES DAY OF
HEALING.
SO IT WAS ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT, HEALING.
SO IT WAS ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT,
AS A RESPONSE TO WHAT WAS GOING SO IT WAS ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT,
AS A RESPONSE TO WHAT WAS GOING
ON WITH MICHAEL BROWN AND IT WAS AS A RESPONSE TO WHAT WAS GOING
ON WITH MICHAEL BROWN AND IT WAS
ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT THAT WE ON WITH MICHAEL BROWN AND IT WAS
ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT THAT WE
RECOGNIZE THAT WE ARE ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT THAT WE
RECOGNIZE THAT WE ARE
TRAUMATIZED AS A PEOPLE WHEN WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE ARE
TRAUMATIZED AS A PEOPLE WHEN WE
WATCH AND WITNESS OUR PEOPLE TRAUMATIZED AS A PEOPLE WHEN WE
WATCH AND WITNESS OUR PEOPLE
BEING TRAUMATIZED. WATCH AND WITNESS OUR PEOPLE
BEING TRAUMATIZED.
WE TAKE IT IN PSYCHOLOGICALLY, BEING TRAUMATIZED.
WE TAKE IT IN PSYCHOLOGICALLY,
EMOTIONALLY. WE TAKE IT IN PSYCHOLOGICALLY,
EMOTIONALLY.
>>Jerae Forde: YES, WE’RE EMOTIONALLY.
>>Jerae Forde: YES, WE’RE
CONNECTED. >>Jerae Forde: YES, WE’RE
CONNECTED.
WE’RE ALWAYS CONNECTED. CONNECTED.
WE’RE ALWAYS CONNECTED.
>>Dena Fisher: YES. WE’RE ALWAYS CONNECTED.
>>Dena Fisher: YES.
YES. >>Dena Fisher: YES.
YES.
AND SO WE HAVE TO GET IT UP OFF YES.
AND SO WE HAVE TO GET IT UP OFF
OF US BECAUSE WE START TO AND SO WE HAVE TO GET IT UP OFF
OF US BECAUSE WE START TO
INTERNALIZE THAT MESSAGE THAT WE OF US BECAUSE WE START TO
INTERNALIZE THAT MESSAGE THAT WE
DON’T MATTER. INTERNALIZE THAT MESSAGE THAT WE
DON’T MATTER.
>>Jerae Forde: YES. DON’T MATTER.
>>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dena Fisher: THAT WE’RE NOT >>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Dena Fisher: THAT WE’RE NOT
IMPORTANT, RIGHT. >>Dena Fisher: THAT WE’RE NOT
IMPORTANT, RIGHT.
AND SO, THE DAY OF HEALING WAS IMPORTANT, RIGHT.
AND SO, THE DAY OF HEALING WAS
TO BRING US ALL TOGETHER AND TO AND SO, THE DAY OF HEALING WAS
TO BRING US ALL TOGETHER AND TO
HAVE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT WE TO BRING US ALL TOGETHER AND TO
HAVE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT WE
WERE WITNESSING. HAVE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT WE
WERE WITNESSING.
>>Jerae Forde: OKAY. WERE WITNESSING.
>>Jerae Forde: OKAY.
AND SO, I JUST WANT TO PUT IT >>Jerae Forde: OKAY.
AND SO, I JUST WANT TO PUT IT
OUT ON THE TABLE FOR ANYONE TO AND SO, I JUST WANT TO PUT IT
OUT ON THE TABLE FOR ANYONE TO
ANSWER. OUT ON THE TABLE FOR ANYONE TO
ANSWER.
BUT WHAT HAS BEEN THE HISTORICAL ANSWER.
BUT WHAT HAS BEEN THE HISTORICAL
REACTION OF VIRGIN ISLANDERS IN BUT WHAT HAS BEEN THE HISTORICAL
REACTION OF VIRGIN ISLANDERS IN
THE CARIBBEAN TO THE RACIAL REACTION OF VIRGIN ISLANDERS IN
THE CARIBBEAN TO THE RACIAL
TENSIONS THAT GO ON IN, YOU THE CARIBBEAN TO THE RACIAL
TENSIONS THAT GO ON IN, YOU
KNOW, THE UNITED STATES? TENSIONS THAT GO ON IN, YOU
KNOW, THE UNITED STATES?
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: FOR KNOW, THE UNITED STATES?
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: FOR
EXAMPLE, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE >>Dr. Vincent Cooper: FOR
EXAMPLE, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE
SEVERAL, YOU KNOW VIRGIN EXAMPLE, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE
SEVERAL, YOU KNOW VIRGIN
ISLANDERS AND CARIBBEAN PEOPLE SEVERAL, YOU KNOW VIRGIN
ISLANDERS AND CARIBBEAN PEOPLE
WHO HAVE REACTED AND BEEN ISLANDERS AND CARIBBEAN PEOPLE
WHO HAVE REACTED AND BEEN
INVOLVED IN THE STRUGGLE FOR WHO HAVE REACTED AND BEEN
INVOLVED IN THE STRUGGLE FOR
EQUALITY AND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS. INVOLVED IN THE STRUGGLE FOR
EQUALITY AND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS.
NOT ONLY IN THE CARIBBEAN AND IN EQUALITY AND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS.
NOT ONLY IN THE CARIBBEAN AND IN
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS BUT IN THE NOT ONLY IN THE CARIBBEAN AND IN
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS BUT IN THE
UNITED STATES. THE VIRGIN ISLANDS BUT IN THE
UNITED STATES.
AS A MATTER OF FACT, A LARGE UNITED STATES.
AS A MATTER OF FACT, A LARGE
PERCENTAGE OF THE LEADERS, OKAY, AS A MATTER OF FACT, A LARGE
PERCENTAGE OF THE LEADERS, OKAY,
OF PROTEST MOVEMENTS, PERCENTAGE OF THE LEADERS, OKAY,
OF PROTEST MOVEMENTS,
INSURRECTIONS, REBELLIONS, OF PROTEST MOVEMENTS,
INSURRECTIONS, REBELLIONS,
DEMONSTRATIONS WERE EITHER FROM INSURRECTIONS, REBELLIONS,
DEMONSTRATIONS WERE EITHER FROM
THE CARIBBEAN OR HAD PASSED DEMONSTRATIONS WERE EITHER FROM
THE CARIBBEAN OR HAD PASSED
THROUGH THE CARIBBEAN, BEFORE THE CARIBBEAN OR HAD PASSED
THROUGH THE CARIBBEAN, BEFORE
THEY WERE TRANSFERRED FROM THROUGH THE CARIBBEAN, BEFORE
THEY WERE TRANSFERRED FROM
PLANTATIONS IN THE CARIBBEAN TO THEY WERE TRANSFERRED FROM
PLANTATIONS IN THE CARIBBEAN TO
THE UNITED STATES. PLANTATIONS IN THE CARIBBEAN TO
THE UNITED STATES.
MANY OF THEM WERE TAKEN, THE UNITED STATES.
MANY OF THEM WERE TAKEN,
STARTING FROM THE 1700s AND EVEN MANY OF THEM WERE TAKEN,
STARTING FROM THE 1700s AND EVEN
BEFORE TO PLACES LIKE SOUTH STARTING FROM THE 1700s AND EVEN
BEFORE TO PLACES LIKE SOUTH
CAROLINA AND GEORGIA. BEFORE TO PLACES LIKE SOUTH
CAROLINA AND GEORGIA.
BUT THEY — AND THEY END UP IN CAROLINA AND GEORGIA.
BUT THEY — AND THEY END UP IN
OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED BUT THEY — AND THEY END UP IN
OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED
STATES, BECAUSE OF, YOU KNOW, OTHER PARTS OF THE UNITED
STATES, BECAUSE OF, YOU KNOW,
PLANTERS AND THEIR “CAPITAL”, STATES, BECAUSE OF, YOU KNOW,
PLANTERS AND THEIR “CAPITAL”,
WERE MOVED AROUND FROM TIME TO PLANTERS AND THEIR “CAPITAL”,
WERE MOVED AROUND FROM TIME TO
TIME BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC WERE MOVED AROUND FROM TIME TO
TIME BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC
REASONS, NATURAL DISASTERS AND TIME BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC
REASONS, NATURAL DISASTERS AND
WHAT NOT. REASONS, NATURAL DISASTERS AND
WHAT NOT.
AND SO, SOMEBODY LIKE HUBERT WHAT NOT.
AND SO, SOMEBODY LIKE HUBERT
HARRISON FOR INSTANCE — AND SO, SOMEBODY LIKE HUBERT
HARRISON FOR INSTANCE —
>>Dena Fisher: YES. HARRISON FOR INSTANCE —
>>Dena Fisher: YES.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: WHO >>Dena Fisher: YES.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: WHO
MIGRATED TO NEW YORK, WAS A >>Dr. Vincent Cooper: WHO
MIGRATED TO NEW YORK, WAS A
PROMINENT PART OF THE HARLEM MIGRATED TO NEW YORK, WAS A
PROMINENT PART OF THE HARLEM
RENAISSANCE MOVEMENT, WAS A PROMINENT PART OF THE HARLEM
RENAISSANCE MOVEMENT, WAS A
BLACK MAN, AND HE SORT OF CAME RENAISSANCE MOVEMENT, WAS A
BLACK MAN, AND HE SORT OF CAME
TO — HE GOT INTO VERY SERIOUS BLACK MAN, AND HE SORT OF CAME
TO — HE GOT INTO VERY SERIOUS
DISCUSSIONS WITH PEOPLE LIKE TO — HE GOT INTO VERY SERIOUS
DISCUSSIONS WITH PEOPLE LIKE
MARCUS GARVEY AND MANY, EVEN DISCUSSIONS WITH PEOPLE LIKE
MARCUS GARVEY AND MANY, EVEN
DUBOIS, DR. DUBOIS, W.E.B. MARCUS GARVEY AND MANY, EVEN
DUBOIS, DR. DUBOIS, W.E.B.
DUBOIS, MANY OF THE OTHER BLACK DUBOIS, DR. DUBOIS, W.E.B.
DUBOIS, MANY OF THE OTHER BLACK
LEADERS IN THE UNITED STATES, DUBOIS, MANY OF THE OTHER BLACK
LEADERS IN THE UNITED STATES,
OVER THE ISSUE OF THE LYNCHING LEADERS IN THE UNITED STATES,
OVER THE ISSUE OF THE LYNCHING
OF BLACK MEN. OVER THE ISSUE OF THE LYNCHING
OF BLACK MEN.
AND WHEREAS, THEY ALL HAD THEIR OF BLACK MEN.
AND WHEREAS, THEY ALL HAD THEIR
PREFERENCES IN TERMS OF AND WHEREAS, THEY ALL HAD THEIR
PREFERENCES IN TERMS OF
STRATEGY, HUBERT HARRISON WAS PREFERENCES IN TERMS OF
STRATEGY, HUBERT HARRISON WAS
OFTEN THE MOST AGGRESSIVE IN STRATEGY, HUBERT HARRISON WAS
OFTEN THE MOST AGGRESSIVE IN
INSISTING THAT THEY NOT SIT BACK OFTEN THE MOST AGGRESSIVE IN
INSISTING THAT THEY NOT SIT BACK
AND GO TO CONFERENCES AND INSISTING THAT THEY NOT SIT BACK
AND GO TO CONFERENCES AND
DISCUSS AND DISCUSS OR WORK WITH AND GO TO CONFERENCES AND
DISCUSS AND DISCUSS OR WORK WITH
THE POLITICAL SYSTEM, WHICH WAS DISCUSS AND DISCUSS OR WORK WITH
THE POLITICAL SYSTEM, WHICH WAS
MOVING VERY GRADUALLY WHILE THE POLITICAL SYSTEM, WHICH WAS
MOVING VERY GRADUALLY WHILE
BLACK MEN WERE BEING LYNCHED ON MOVING VERY GRADUALLY WHILE
BLACK MEN WERE BEING LYNCHED ON
A WEEKLY BASIS, THROUGHOUT THE BLACK MEN WERE BEING LYNCHED ON
A WEEKLY BASIS, THROUGHOUT THE
UNITED STATES. A WEEKLY BASIS, THROUGHOUT THE
UNITED STATES.
IN THE SOUTH, AND SOME PEOPLE UNITED STATES.
IN THE SOUTH, AND SOME PEOPLE
DON’T REALIZE IT, BUT ALL OVER IN THE SOUTH, AND SOME PEOPLE
DON’T REALIZE IT, BUT ALL OVER
THE NORTH AND MIDWEST, IT WAS DON’T REALIZE IT, BUT ALL OVER
THE NORTH AND MIDWEST, IT WAS
HAPPENING REGULARLY. THE NORTH AND MIDWEST, IT WAS
HAPPENING REGULARLY.
THE MEDIA DID NOT COVER THE HAPPENING REGULARLY.
THE MEDIA DID NOT COVER THE
MAJORITY OF THOSE CASES. THE MEDIA DID NOT COVER THE
MAJORITY OF THOSE CASES.
THE RESEARCH IS COMING OUT NOW. MAJORITY OF THOSE CASES.
THE RESEARCH IS COMING OUT NOW.
IT WAS KEPT QUIET. THE RESEARCH IS COMING OUT NOW.
IT WAS KEPT QUIET.
SO, GIVEN HARRISON WAS REGARDED IT WAS KEPT QUIET.
SO, GIVEN HARRISON WAS REGARDED
AS A TROUBLE MAKER AND IT’S SO, GIVEN HARRISON WAS REGARDED
AS A TROUBLE MAKER AND IT’S
IMPORTANT, DAVID EDGECOMBE YOU AS A TROUBLE MAKER AND IT’S
IMPORTANT, DAVID EDGECOMBE YOU
KNOW RECENTLY PRODUCED A PLAY — IMPORTANT, DAVID EDGECOMBE YOU
KNOW RECENTLY PRODUCED A PLAY —
>>Dena Fisher: PRODUCED THE KNOW RECENTLY PRODUCED A PLAY —
>>Dena Fisher: PRODUCED THE
PLAY, EXACTLY. >>Dena Fisher: PRODUCED THE
PLAY, EXACTLY.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: — ON PLAY, EXACTLY.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: — ON
THAT SUBJECT. >>Dr. Vincent Cooper: — ON
THAT SUBJECT.
I THINK EVERYBODY SHOULD MAKE THAT SUBJECT.
I THINK EVERYBODY SHOULD MAKE
SURE THAT, ESPECIALLY PARENTS, I THINK EVERYBODY SHOULD MAKE
SURE THAT, ESPECIALLY PARENTS,
THAT THEIR CHILD IS ABLE TO READ SURE THAT, ESPECIALLY PARENTS,
THAT THEIR CHILD IS ABLE TO READ
ABOUT HUBERT HARRISON. THAT THEIR CHILD IS ABLE TO READ
ABOUT HUBERT HARRISON.
IT SHOULD BE ON THE SCHOOL’S ABOUT HUBERT HARRISON.
IT SHOULD BE ON THE SCHOOL’S
CURRICULUM, BUT WE KNOW THAT’S IT SHOULD BE ON THE SCHOOL’S
CURRICULUM, BUT WE KNOW THAT’S
ANOTHER STRUGGLE. CURRICULUM, BUT WE KNOW THAT’S
ANOTHER STRUGGLE.
>>Jerae Forde: WE WILL GET ANOTHER STRUGGLE.
>>Jerae Forde: WE WILL GET
THERE. >>Jerae Forde: WE WILL GET
THERE.
WE WILL GET THERE. THERE.
WE WILL GET THERE.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: BUT YOU WE WILL GET THERE.
>>Dr. Vincent Cooper: BUT YOU
KNOW, HE WAS FROM THE VIRGIN >>Dr. Vincent Cooper: BUT YOU
KNOW, HE WAS FROM THE VIRGIN
ISLANDS. KNOW, HE WAS FROM THE VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
HE WAS FROM THE CARIBBEAN. ISLANDS.
HE WAS FROM THE CARIBBEAN.
AND OF COURSE LATER ON, IT HAD HE WAS FROM THE CARIBBEAN.
AND OF COURSE LATER ON, IT HAD
PEOPLE LIKE STOKELY CARMICHAEL, AND OF COURSE LATER ON, IT HAD
PEOPLE LIKE STOKELY CARMICHAEL,
KWAME TURE, FROM TRINIDAD. PEOPLE LIKE STOKELY CARMICHAEL,
KWAME TURE, FROM TRINIDAD.
YOU KNOW, NAT TURNER WAS FROM KWAME TURE, FROM TRINIDAD.
YOU KNOW, NAT TURNER WAS FROM
THE CARIBBEAN. YOU KNOW, NAT TURNER WAS FROM
THE CARIBBEAN.
SO THERE ARE MANY OF THE LEADERS THE CARIBBEAN.
SO THERE ARE MANY OF THE LEADERS
OF THE PROTEST MOVEMENT, YOU SO THERE ARE MANY OF THE LEADERS
OF THE PROTEST MOVEMENT, YOU
KNOW, THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE OF THE PROTEST MOVEMENT, YOU
KNOW, THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE
UNITED STATES CAME FROM THE KNOW, THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE
UNITED STATES CAME FROM THE
CARIBBEAN. UNITED STATES CAME FROM THE
CARIBBEAN.
SO PEOPLE FROM THE CARIBBEAN CARIBBEAN.
SO PEOPLE FROM THE CARIBBEAN
HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INVOLVED IN SO PEOPLE FROM THE CARIBBEAN
HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INVOLVED IN
THAT ASSERTION OF DEMOCRATIC HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INVOLVED IN
THAT ASSERTION OF DEMOCRATIC
RIGHTS. THAT ASSERTION OF DEMOCRATIC
RIGHTS.
>>Jerae Forde: WELL, THANK YOU, RIGHTS.
>>Jerae Forde: WELL, THANK YOU,
DR. COOPER. >>Jerae Forde: WELL, THANK YOU,
DR. COOPER.
WELL, BEFORE WE GET INTO THAT, I DR. COOPER.
WELL, BEFORE WE GET INTO THAT, I
JUST WANT TO ASK YARA, IN THE WELL, BEFORE WE GET INTO THAT, I
JUST WANT TO ASK YARA, IN THE
VIDEO THERE WAS A CLEAR PARALLEL JUST WANT TO ASK YARA, IN THE
VIDEO THERE WAS A CLEAR PARALLEL
BETWEEN EMMETT TILL AND THE VIDEO THERE WAS A CLEAR PARALLEL
BETWEEN EMMETT TILL AND THE
PAST. BETWEEN EMMETT TILL AND THE
PAST.
AND THEN YOU HAVE TRAYVON MARTIN PAST.
AND THEN YOU HAVE TRAYVON MARTIN
TODAY, WHICH SHOWS HISTORY JUST AND THEN YOU HAVE TRAYVON MARTIN
TODAY, WHICH SHOWS HISTORY JUST
KEEPS REPEATING ITSELF. TODAY, WHICH SHOWS HISTORY JUST
KEEPS REPEATING ITSELF.
HOW IMPORTANT DO YOU THINK IT IS KEEPS REPEATING ITSELF.
HOW IMPORTANT DO YOU THINK IT IS
FOR US TO KNOW OUR BLACK HOW IMPORTANT DO YOU THINK IT IS
FOR US TO KNOW OUR BLACK
HISTORY? FOR US TO KNOW OUR BLACK
HISTORY?
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: WELL, HISTORY?
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: WELL,
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FIRST OF >>Yara Matthew-Pollack: WELL,
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FIRST OF
ALL, OKAY. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FIRST OF
ALL, OKAY.
I THINK THAT THE STUDENTS IN ALL, OKAY.
I THINK THAT THE STUDENTS IN
SCHOOL, WE ARE VERY AWARE. I THINK THAT THE STUDENTS IN
SCHOOL, WE ARE VERY AWARE.
STUDENTS, THEY’RE SAYING, “OH I SCHOOL, WE ARE VERY AWARE.
STUDENTS, THEY’RE SAYING, “OH I
DON’T WANT TO GO AWAY TO THE STUDENTS, THEY’RE SAYING, “OH I
DON’T WANT TO GO AWAY TO THE
STATES, BECAUSE I’M AFRAID THAT DON’T WANT TO GO AWAY TO THE
STATES, BECAUSE I’M AFRAID THAT
WILL HAPPEN TO ME.” STATES, BECAUSE I’M AFRAID THAT
WILL HAPPEN TO ME.”
ESPECIALLY, YOU KNOW, OUR YOUNG WILL HAPPEN TO ME.”
ESPECIALLY, YOU KNOW, OUR YOUNG
BLACK MEN, THEY’RE SAYING, “WHAT ESPECIALLY, YOU KNOW, OUR YOUNG
BLACK MEN, THEY’RE SAYING, “WHAT
IF THAT’S ME?” BLACK MEN, THEY’RE SAYING, “WHAT
IF THAT’S ME?”
YOU KNOW, “CAN I TRUST THE IF THAT’S ME?”
YOU KNOW, “CAN I TRUST THE
POLICE DOWN THERE? YOU KNOW, “CAN I TRUST THE
POLICE DOWN THERE?
CAN I –” POLICE DOWN THERE?
CAN I –”
YOU KNOW. CAN I –”
YOU KNOW.
AND FOR OUR PREVIOUS BLACK YOU KNOW.
AND FOR OUR PREVIOUS BLACK
HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM, WE HAD A AND FOR OUR PREVIOUS BLACK
HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM, WE HAD A
COUPLE PLAYS LIKE THE ONE WE SAW HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM, WE HAD A
COUPLE PLAYS LIKE THE ONE WE SAW
IN THE VIDEO ABOUT TRAYVON COUPLE PLAYS LIKE THE ONE WE SAW
IN THE VIDEO ABOUT TRAYVON
MARTIN. IN THE VIDEO ABOUT TRAYVON
MARTIN.
SOMEBODY WAS REPRESENTING MARTIN.
SOMEBODY WAS REPRESENTING
TRAYVON MARTIN AND THE POLICE SOMEBODY WAS REPRESENTING
TRAYVON MARTIN AND THE POLICE
AND IT WAS LIKE A LITTLE PLAY. TRAYVON MARTIN AND THE POLICE
AND IT WAS LIKE A LITTLE PLAY.
AND IT JUST SCARES US. AND IT WAS LIKE A LITTLE PLAY.
AND IT JUST SCARES US.
AND I THINK IT’S VERY IMPORTANT AND IT JUST SCARES US.
AND I THINK IT’S VERY IMPORTANT
FOR US TO BE AWARE, YOU KNOW — AND I THINK IT’S VERY IMPORTANT
FOR US TO BE AWARE, YOU KNOW —
>>Jerae Forde: YES. FOR US TO BE AWARE, YOU KNOW —
>>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: WE WANT>>Jerae Forde: YES.
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: WE WANT
TO MAKE SURE WE’RE PROTECTED AND>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: WE WANT
TO MAKE SURE WE’RE PROTECTED AND
WE’RE SAFE. TO MAKE SURE WE’RE PROTECTED AND
WE’RE SAFE.
AND NOBODY WANTS THAT TO HAPPEN WE’RE SAFE.
AND NOBODY WANTS THAT TO HAPPEN
TO THEM OR NO PARENT WANTS THAT AND NOBODY WANTS THAT TO HAPPEN
TO THEM OR NO PARENT WANTS THAT
TO HAPPEN TO THEIR CHILD, YOU TO THEM OR NO PARENT WANTS THAT
TO HAPPEN TO THEIR CHILD, YOU
KNOW. TO HAPPEN TO THEIR CHILD, YOU
KNOW.
IT’S VERY IMPORTANT. KNOW.
IT’S VERY IMPORTANT.
>>Jerae Forde: AND SO THEN, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT.
>>Jerae Forde: AND SO THEN,
CHAD, ARE YOU PLANNING TO GO THE>>Jerae Forde: AND SO THEN,
CHAD, ARE YOU PLANNING TO GO THE
STATES OR DO YOU HAVE ANY CHAD, ARE YOU PLANNING TO GO THE
STATES OR DO YOU HAVE ANY
RESERVATIONS OF WHAT — THE SAME STATES OR DO YOU HAVE ANY
RESERVATIONS OF WHAT — THE SAME
THINGS THAT YARA JUST POINTED RESERVATIONS OF WHAT — THE SAME
THINGS THAT YARA JUST POINTED
OUT? THINGS THAT YARA JUST POINTED
OUT?
>>Chad Bryan: WELL, ACTUALLY I OUT?
>>Chad Bryan: WELL, ACTUALLY I
DO HAVE PLANS TO GO TO THE >>Chad Bryan: WELL, ACTUALLY I
DO HAVE PLANS TO GO TO THE
STATES. DO HAVE PLANS TO GO TO THE
STATES.
I’M PLANNING TO GO TO MARYLAND. STATES.
I’M PLANNING TO GO TO MARYLAND.
I WANT TO GO TO MORGAN STATE I’M PLANNING TO GO TO MARYLAND.
I WANT TO GO TO MORGAN STATE
COLLEGE, BUT — I WANT TO GO TO MORGAN STATE
COLLEGE, BUT —
>>Jerae Forde: VERY GOOD. COLLEGE, BUT —
>>Jerae Forde: VERY GOOD.
>>Chad Bryan: — I’M VERY >>Jerae Forde: VERY GOOD.
>>Chad Bryan: — I’M VERY
SCARED FOR MY LIFE TOO. >>Chad Bryan: — I’M VERY
SCARED FOR MY LIFE TOO.
>>Jerae Forde: DO YOU THINK SCARED FOR MY LIFE TOO.
>>Jerae Forde: DO YOU THINK
THAT THERE’S — WELL, DENA, ARE >>Jerae Forde: DO YOU THINK
THAT THERE’S — WELL, DENA, ARE
THERE ANY WAYS THAT HE COULD THAT THERE’S — WELL, DENA, ARE
THERE ANY WAYS THAT HE COULD
PROBABLY GET INVOLVED IN THE THERE ANY WAYS THAT HE COULD
PROBABLY GET INVOLVED IN THE
MOVEMENT? PROBABLY GET INVOLVED IN THE
MOVEMENT?
ARE THERE ANY WAYS THAT YOUNG MOVEMENT?
ARE THERE ANY WAYS THAT YOUNG
PEOPLE CAN GRAVITATE TOWARDS ARE THERE ANY WAYS THAT YOUNG
PEOPLE CAN GRAVITATE TOWARDS
THAT MOVEMENT AND BE A PART OF PEOPLE CAN GRAVITATE TOWARDS
THAT MOVEMENT AND BE A PART OF
IT, SINCE IT DOES AFFECT THEM? THAT MOVEMENT AND BE A PART OF
IT, SINCE IT DOES AFFECT THEM?
>>Dena Fisher: WELL, I MEAN, I IT, SINCE IT DOES AFFECT THEM?
>>Dena Fisher: WELL, I MEAN, I
HEAR YOU FIRST AND FOREMOST >>Dena Fisher: WELL, I MEAN, I
HEAR YOU FIRST AND FOREMOST
ABOUT YOUR FEAR. HEAR YOU FIRST AND FOREMOST
ABOUT YOUR FEAR.
IT’S REAL, IT’S REAL, IT’S REAL. ABOUT YOUR FEAR.
IT’S REAL, IT’S REAL, IT’S REAL.
AND, I THINK THAT — I WAS IT’S REAL, IT’S REAL, IT’S REAL.
AND, I THINK THAT — I WAS
EXCITED ABOUT THIS TODAY, RIGHT, AND, I THINK THAT — I WAS
EXCITED ABOUT THIS TODAY, RIGHT,
BECAUSE I KNEW THAT I WOULD EXCITED ABOUT THIS TODAY, RIGHT,
BECAUSE I KNEW THAT I WOULD
CONNECT WITH A YOUTH, RIGHT. BECAUSE I KNEW THAT I WOULD
CONNECT WITH A YOUTH, RIGHT.
AND SEE YOU GUYS OUT HERE DOING CONNECT WITH A YOUTH, RIGHT.
AND SEE YOU GUYS OUT HERE DOING
YOUR THINGS AND HEARING ABOUT AND SEE YOU GUYS OUT HERE DOING
YOUR THINGS AND HEARING ABOUT
WHAT ARE DOING, YOU KNOW. YOUR THINGS AND HEARING ABOUT
WHAT ARE DOING, YOU KNOW.
THAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT. WHAT ARE DOING, YOU KNOW.
THAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT.
IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT. THAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT.
IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT.
SO THE FACT THAT YOU ARE ASKING IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT.
SO THE FACT THAT YOU ARE ASKING
THE QUESTION SAYS THAT YOU ARE SO THE FACT THAT YOU ARE ASKING
THE QUESTION SAYS THAT YOU ARE
PART OF THAT MOVEMENT. THE QUESTION SAYS THAT YOU ARE
PART OF THAT MOVEMENT.
>>Jerae Forde: DEFINITELY. PART OF THAT MOVEMENT.
>>Jerae Forde: DEFINITELY.
>>Dena Fisher: RIGHT, RIGHT. >>Jerae Forde: DEFINITELY.
>>Dena Fisher: RIGHT, RIGHT.
SO YOU JUST HAVE TO STAY OPEN TO>>Dena Fisher: RIGHT, RIGHT.
SO YOU JUST HAVE TO STAY OPEN TO
THAT AND CONNECT WITH PEOPLE. SO YOU JUST HAVE TO STAY OPEN TO
THAT AND CONNECT WITH PEOPLE.
I CAN ACTUALLY CONNECT YOU WITH THAT AND CONNECT WITH PEOPLE.
I CAN ACTUALLY CONNECT YOU WITH
PEOPLE IN MARYLAND THAT ARE I CAN ACTUALLY CONNECT YOU WITH
PEOPLE IN MARYLAND THAT ARE
ACTUALLY DOING SOME GOOD WORK PEOPLE IN MARYLAND THAT ARE
ACTUALLY DOING SOME GOOD WORK
THERE, RIGHT. ACTUALLY DOING SOME GOOD WORK
THERE, RIGHT.
AND THAT WILL JUST GIVE YOU SOME THERE, RIGHT.
AND THAT WILL JUST GIVE YOU SOME
SUPPORT WHILE YOU’RE THERE AS AND THAT WILL JUST GIVE YOU SOME
SUPPORT WHILE YOU’RE THERE AS
WELL. SUPPORT WHILE YOU’RE THERE AS
WELL.
ALL RIGHT, SO WE CAN TALK MORE WELL.
ALL RIGHT, SO WE CAN TALK MORE
ABOUT THAT. ALL RIGHT, SO WE CAN TALK MORE
ABOUT THAT.
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: COOL. ABOUT THAT.
>>Yara Matthew-Pollack: COOL.
AWESOME. >>Yara Matthew-Pollack: COOL.
AWESOME.
>>Jerae Forde: OKAY, SO I JUST AWESOME.
>>Jerae Forde: OKAY, SO I JUST
WANT TO TOUCH ON ONE LAST THING.>>Jerae Forde: OKAY, SO I JUST
WANT TO TOUCH ON ONE LAST THING.
AS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE BLACK WANT TO TOUCH ON ONE LAST THING.
AS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE BLACK
LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, I JUST AS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE BLACK
LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, I JUST
WANT US ALL TO BE AWARE THAT WE LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, I JUST
WANT US ALL TO BE AWARE THAT WE
CAN DO AMAZING THINGS AS A WANT US ALL TO BE AWARE THAT WE
CAN DO AMAZING THINGS AS A
PEOPLE WHEN WE GET TOGETHER AND CAN DO AMAZING THINGS AS A
PEOPLE WHEN WE GET TOGETHER AND
JOIN TOGETHER. PEOPLE WHEN WE GET TOGETHER AND
JOIN TOGETHER.
SO, IT’S BEEN REALLY FUN AND JOIN TOGETHER.
SO, IT’S BEEN REALLY FUN AND
AMAZING TALKING TO ALL OF YOU SO, IT’S BEEN REALLY FUN AND
AMAZING TALKING TO ALL OF YOU
ABOUT THIS ISSUE, BECAUSE IT’S AMAZING TALKING TO ALL OF YOU
ABOUT THIS ISSUE, BECAUSE IT’S
REALLY IMPORTANT AND IT FALLS ABOUT THIS ISSUE, BECAUSE IT’S
REALLY IMPORTANT AND IT FALLS
RIGHT IN MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE REALLY IMPORTANT AND IT FALLS
RIGHT IN MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE
YEAR — BLACK HISTORY MONTH. RIGHT IN MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE
YEAR — BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE THAT’S ALL YEAR — BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE THAT’S ALL
WE HAVE FOR TODAY. WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE THAT’S ALL
WE HAVE FOR TODAY.
OUR HALL PASS HAS EXPIRED. WE HAVE FOR TODAY.
OUR HALL PASS HAS EXPIRED.
SO AGAIN I WANT TO THANK ALL MY OUR HALL PASS HAS EXPIRED.
SO AGAIN I WANT TO THANK ALL MY
GUESTS AND PLEASE STAY TUNED SO AGAIN I WANT TO THANK ALL MY
GUESTS AND PLEASE STAY TUNED
NEXT TIME FOR “HALL PASS”.

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