A white Chicago pastor offered a public confession on Monday for his “white bretheren and sisters” in the wake of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald at the hands of local police.
Footage aired by CNN on Tuesday shows Daniel Hill speaking through a megaphone at a rally as he described “the history of holding our people, our color, our kind as the epitome of most valuable, and of devaluing so many other people. Of devaluing so many black lives. None of us want to say it out loud, but we show it in the ways that our systems play out every day in our country.”
Hill also prayed for repentance for “violent acts done in the name of racism,” identifying both McDonald and Rekia Boyd as victims of those types of acts.
“We repent of the apathy that has caused so many of us to sit on the sidelines and just watch in a bewildered state,” he said.
On Tuesday, he told CNN host Brooke Baldwin that he was asked to pray for repentance by a group of local clergy who organized the event.
“In the Biblical sense, when you repent, you’re supposed to change your actions,” he explained. “But even before you change your actions, you’re supposed to change the way you think.”
“Do you risk painting an entire race of people as racist?” Baldwin asked later in the interview. Hill responded by saying he was “much more concerned with systems and structures” than individuals’ behaviors.
“I think this is where I get stuck in conversation with a lot of my white friends,” he said. “They’re so eager to show that they’re on the right side of this, and that they avoid anything that could sound politically incorrect or sound racist, and I’m like, ‘Great, I hope you do that. That’s only a small part of what is the problem.'”
Watch Hill’s prayer and his interview with Baldwin, as posted online on Tuesday, below.
Meghan McCain snaps at Sunny Hostin for daring to disagree with her about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Meghan McCain slammed President Donald Trump for hurling racist abuse at four Democratic congresswomen to heighten divisions in his rival party, and then framed the debate in the exact same way he has.
The conservative co-host on "The View" condemned the president's statements urging the four first-year lawmakers to return to their home countries as racist, and then complained that one of their chiefs of staff had accused moderate Democrats of turning a blind eye to racism.
"I think the politics of this is fascinating," McCain began. "We spent our entire week last week talking about how racist and xenophobic the original comments and the chants were, and I stand by that statement."
Rep. Rashida Tlaib defies Trump in NAACP speech: ‘I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president’
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defiantly insisted on Monday that she would be in Congress until President Donald Trump is impeached.
At the 2019 annual NAACP convention, the announcer noted that Tlaib is a member of the four congresswomen known as The Squad who have recently been told by Trump to "go back" home.
Tlaib began her remarks by alluding to the president's attack.
"I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president," she shouted.
Watch the video below from the NAACP.
Kellyanne Conway erupts after Fox hosts question Trump’s attacks on The Squad
Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday went off on an angry rant after Fox News hosts questioned the wisdom of President Donald Trump's latest attacks on four Democratic lawmakers known as "The Squad."
In particular, Conway was asked about Trump's tweet in which he said Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) were incapable of loving the United States.
Conway responded by attacking the women for voting against funding for the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, which the lawmakers argued would just be giving the president money to further his campaign of abusing immigrants.