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Unhappy: CNN Makes use of Six-Yr-Outdated To Push Left-Wing Concern on Race, Policing

Simply if you suppose the media can’t stoop any decrease, they inevitably do. This morning on CNN’s New Day, slightly boy was used as a political prop by his personal progressive father and the media vultures on CNN to additional the left’s fear-based messages on race and policing on this nation.

To honor the one 12 months anniversary of George Floyd’s loss of life, co-hosts John Berman and Brianna Keilar introduced on UK-based “social justice” professor at Newcastle College and Reverend, Keith Magee and his six 12 months previous son Zayden, to learn the professor’s open letter to his son about rising up black in America.

Magee learn aloud his letter, detailing Floyd’s loss of life and his hopes for his little one tampered by his fears about his black little one being mistreated by racist, armed cops. Afterwards, Berman praised, “That’s so beautiful, Reverend.” Keilar adopted up by asking Magee how he talks to his younger son about race: “How do you speak to your son about it? What questions does he have of you? How do you reply them?” she requested.

Shortly afterwards, Berman invited six-year-old Zayden to reply to his father’s letter: “Zayden, you understand, your father is speaking about some fairly critical stuff, that impacts everyone. And I’m wondering, what do you consider what he has to say? How does it make you’re feeling?”

 

 

Placed on the spot, the poor little one struggled to reply. After a couple of moments he supplied skeptically, “Completely satisfied?” You’ll suppose the journalists would depart the nervous boy alone after this however they demanded he clarify to viewers why his father’s miserable letter made him “glad.” 

However little Zayden appeared too nervous or scared to reply, so John Berman stepped in to assist him out, saying, he could be “glad” to have a father so involved for his security.

However Magee ensured he’d get his son to spout off at the very least one political message. The expat prompted his little boy to elucidate why they moved to the UK to make sure he’d be “secure” from racist U.S. police:

KEITH MAGEE: [O]ne of the issues we discuss Brianna, is why we reside in London. You wish to inform them one of many causes we reside right here? 

ZAYDEN SAUNDERS-MAGEE: As a result of it is secure right here. 

KEITH MAGEE:  Why is it safer right here than within the U.S.? 

ZAYDEN SAUNDERS-MAGEE: As a result of the cops do not all the time carry weapons. 

KEITH MAGEE: In order that’s one of many primary the reason why I reside right here is that he generally is a little boy. Stroll within the park as an influence ranger or with a toy gun and I not should worry that somebody would simply shoot him or mistake him to have an actual gun….

Keilar was enthralled, reacting, “Keith, that’s simply kind of a unhappy commentary on the realities of what occurs in America.” She requested Magee to elaborate on his level: “What does that say to you that this can be a selection you made the place that may be a safer place to your son?”

Magee defined that though he loves his residence nation, there is a 400 12 months historical past “of the dehumanization of black and brown our bodies” and police reform and racial justice laws will not occur by the time his son is “of age to drive a automotive” so they might proceed residing within the U.Okay. till issues modified in america.

Undisclosed by CNN, Magee isn’t just a involved father however extremely political, serving previously as a spiritual advisor for President Obama’s marketing campaign and his group goals to shift public coverage, based on his web site.

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Learn transcript parts beneath:

CNN New Day

5/25/2021

8am hour EST

BRIANNA KEILAR: One father put its ideas on paper, writing an open letter to his 6-year-old son on cnn.com. And that father, Keith Magee, is becoming a member of me now. He is the chair and professor of apply in social justice at Newcastle College in England. And you may say, who’s that little man subsequent to him? That’s his son Zayden, to whom he addressed this stunning letter. 

KEITH MAGEE:Good day. 

KEILAR:  Good day. Thanks a lot if each of you for being with us this morning. Keith, I wish to begin with you as a result of I am hoping — I simply need our viewers to find out about what you wrote. Would you thoughts simply studying us a few of the letter that you simply wrote to your candy son. 

REVEREND PROFESSOR KEITH MAGEE: Positive. It might be my pleasure. Pricey son, we’re upon the primary anniversary of a deplorable killing. Final Could, exterior of a grocery retailer in Minnesota, George Floyd, a black man, was casually murdered by a white police officer. Floyd’s daughter Gianna is identical age as you. You might be playmates. That’s how I do know that George Floyd definitely didn’t select to sacrifice, as one politician put it, his life to the reason for racial justice leaving her traumatized and fatherless. Generally after I have a look at your stunning face, I consider that little woman and my coronary heart breaks. My treasured son, you got here into my coronary heart nearly seven years in the past as a present that I do know was heaven despatched. And infinite curiosity, cheeky bundle of vitality you’re beaming with self-confidence. Sluggish to stress and fast to belief. You might be fortunate sufficient to be born in a rustic the place goals can come true, so they are saying. And I hope that this would be the case for you. However you had been additionally born inside black pores and skin, and in at the moment’s America, that’s nonetheless tragically a burden to bear. Day by day, I pray for energy in order that I’ll assist you to hold that burden. 

Make you pleased with who you’re and educate you find out how to navigate the seen and invisible currents of racism. Greater than anything, I pray that I will maintain you secure. No little one ought to should know this, however as you begin to roam past our contented, loving bubble, you may encounter people who will see you as lower than human due to the colour of your outer layer. A few of them will even be the very individuals who have been sworn to guard and serve you. And they are going to be armed. 

JOHN BERMAN: That’s so beautiful, reverend…

…BRIANNA KEILAR: That is your work. Social justice. Problems with race. How do you speak to your son about it? What questions does he have of you? How do you reply them? 

Properly, we discuss it from the context of my dedication to deconstructing race. We all know it was constructed. We all know the way it happened, and I consider we’ve to spend our time specializing in one thing past the outer layer. So I discuss our collective humanity. I discuss what makes us alike. I clarify that on the within, all of us have the identical issues. And that although our hair texture could also be totally different, our shoe measurement could also be totally different, that what’s inside us is all the identical. We’re basically sensible Christians. I inform individuals I am practising my religion, and within the context of christianity, I consider the complete message of it past doctrinal beliefs, all the opposite issues that divide is an easy message of affection. So we begin from a spot of affection. How can we love your neighbor as ourselves is what we discuss and hope we are able to receive. 

BERMAN:  That are superior, to be trustworthy. Zayden, you understand, your father is speaking about some fairly critical stuff. 

ZAYDEN SAUNDERS-MAGEE: Sure. 

BERMAN: That impacts everyone. And I’m wondering, if, what do you consider what he has to say? How does it make you’re feeling? 

ZAYDEN SAUNDERS-MAGEE: [long pause]…. Completely satisfied? 

FATHER: Completely satisfied? 

ZAYDEN SAUNDERS-MAGEE:  Completely satisfied, sure. 

BERMAN/MAGEE:  Why? 

ZAYDEN SAUNDERS-MAGEE: As a result of….hmm….

BERMAN:  I can inform you, it will make me glad as a result of it will inform me that my father loves me a complete ton and can do the whole lot he can to guard me and make me secure now and for the remainder of my life….

KEITH MAGEE: One of many issues we discuss — 

KEILAR: Sorry. 

MAGEE: No, no, one of many issues we discuss Brianna, is why we reside in London. You wish to inform them one of many causes we reside right here? 

ZAYDEN SAUNDERS-MAGEE: As a result of it is secure right here. 

KEITH MAGEE:  Why is it safer right here than within the U.S.? 

ZAYDEN SAUNDERS-MAGEE: As a result of the cops do not all the time carry weapons. 

KEITH MAGEE: In order that’s one of many primary the reason why I reside right here is that he generally is a little boy. Stroll within the park as an influence ranger or with a toy gun and I not should worry that somebody would simply shoot him or mistake him to have an actual gun. So it is the primary purpose why we’re right here within the united Kingdom, although definitely there are challenges right here. However I really feel safer for him on the streets and at play right here within the UK. 

KEILAR: Keith, that’s simply kind of a tragic commentary on the realities of what occurs in America. I feel that lots of people learn what you wrote and the way in which that you simply describe, like John was chatting with, the way in which you describe Zayden in your hopes for him are what, you understand, you’d suppose any guardian feels for his or her little one. It actually resonates. What does that say to you that this can be a selection you made the place that may be a safer place to your son. 

KEITH MAGEE:  It is a bit disheartening as a result of I am American to the core. I like the whole lot about America. However there’s this 400-year historical past of the dehumanization of black and brown our bodies and I do know that we’ve this urgency to repair this concern and police reform and all this stuff, and they’re necessary, and it must occur, however it’s not going to occur in a method that I might really feel safe and secure with him by the point he is of age to drive a automotive. I do not wish to have the identical type of speak with him that my dad and mom had with me. Actually I will have a chat. However I would like him to have one thing that’s extra regular. One thing extra international. And, you understand, with our urgency to do laws and to vary issues, I feel there are a few issues we missed. With the civil rights act, we missed the implementation plan that america Supreme Court docket struck down. So we are able to do police reform, however it’s the implementation plan. What does that seem like? How lengthy will it take to enter impact? I would like him to be secure throughout that course of. And so we have chosen to reside right here. There’s quite a lot of work that we’ve to do. The urgency of now’s important. It took 400 years to get us right here. We’ll should be slightly affected person. It could be his grandchildren that reside the truth of what I hope for, for him. 

KEILAR:  Yeah, it’s onerous to be affected person if you’re speaking concerning the future and the security of your youngsters….

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