WFB: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.) was confronted at a town hall Thursday for calling the U.S. criminal justice system “racist from front to back.”
Warren had made that comment during a Q&A session hosted by Rep. Cedric Richmond (D., La.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, at Dillard University in New Orleans.
The questioner at Warren’s town hall prefaced his question as being from a “young American of color.”
“Your recent comments that you made in New Orleans are just a little but concerning to me. You said the justice system is ‘racist from front to back.’ I’m just concerned that your rhetoric there is inciting some of the division that you claim the president is purporting,” he said.
He mentioned the scope of black involvement in the criminal justice system.
“You say Donald Trump undermines the justice system but it highly concerns me that you made a blanket statement that the over 400 judges of color, thousands of law enforcement officers of color, and even the new black Police Commissioner of Boston are racist,” he said.
He ended the question by asking whether it was beneficial to blanketly claim the entire criminal justice system is racist.
After Warren thanked him for the question, she asked if he saw the Dillard University interview in question.
He replied that he had, but Warren said if he did, he would know she wasn’t talking about any particular ‘individual.’ more here