Activist and educator Jay Morrison appeared on Fox Business‘ “Making Money with Charles Payne” July 19 to discuss a tweet Baton Rouge, Louisiana police shooter Gavin Eugene Long attributed to him prior to the killing of three officers.
In the 11-minute segment, host Charles Payne asks the activist if the United States is a hate group like it states in the tweet Long wrote.
Morrison minces no words.
“Yes, the government is a hate group. They hate Black people.”
The activist says that historically the nation has created programs — redlining, mass incarceration and the war on drugs — that have held Black people back and prevented them from building economically.
However, Payne blames Black people solely for the economic and social issues that plague Black communities.
“Well, the current U.S. government system is of the same system, the same structure that it’s always been. We can call it dislike, we can call it antipathy, but regardless, there is a difference in how the government treats and addresses Black people or Africans in America and the way they do other groups.”
The two begin to disagree on whether the nation has progressed since slavery.
“Of course it’s changed,” Payne insists. “The fact that you’re in this studio right now talking the way you are is the best proof in the world that it’s changed.”
However, Morrison points out the 13th Amendment is not what it seems to be and that the country is very malevolent to Black people.
“The fact that the 13th Amendment still says, ‘slavery was abolished except you commit a crime,’ says that things are still the same. And when you have inmates working in prison, a majority of whom are Africans in America who are making 20 or 30 cents a day [that is a problem].”