On Tuesday’s edition of Fox News’ “The Kelly File,” Megyn Kelly asks activist, writer and NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about Michael Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, being on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The conservative host tells Abdul-Jabbar that McSpadden should not be included because her son was the “aggressor” in the 2014 incident in Ferguson, Missouri that claimed his life.
Then she asks the activist about race relations in America.
Kelly: Do you think that white society, generally, has no real understanding of what it is like to be a Black man in today’s America?
Abdul-Jabbar: I think that white society devalues and dismisses the value of Black lives. That’s what the Black Lives Matter [movement] is all about. They seem to think that Blacks are prone to violence and wish to harm them, and as soon as anything gets contentious between them and a Black person, they pull out their gun and kill that Black person, and that eliminates any problem that they might have.
Kelly: You’re talking about white law enforcement.
Abdul-Jabbar: I’m talking about white law enforcement. I’m talking about wannabe law enforcement, people like George Zimmerman who killed Trayvon Martin for no good reason. Trayvon Martin was just going from the convenience store to where his father was. Hadn’t committed any crimes or done anything. Why is he dead?