Scarborough: Since Katrina Race Divisions Is Greater Than Ever in America — ‘Rage Is Growing’

Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” while discussing a sniper targeting and killing five Dallas police officers and wounding 7, host Joe Scarborough said that since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 which exposed racial division those “divisions are greater than ever,” in America and “rage is growing.”

Scarborough said, “I was just going to open this up to the table really quickly. I mean, I remember, you know, the governor talking about if this were a white passenger, would it have happened? No. It’s a question that I asked in the first days after Katrina. If this were, actually, I said, if this were happening in the suburbs of Dallas instead of in the Ninth Ward, do we really think it would have taken this long for the federal government to come and help those who were in such dire need of help? The question is, after Katrina we supposedly had this great soul searching on race and, yet, here we are 11 years later. As you said, the divisions are greater than ever. You talk about the divisions in between black America and white America.There are now growing divisions in white America that have fueled Donald Trump’s rise of white Americans who feel like they have been left because they have. Economically left behind. Their life expectancies are shorter. Rage is growing.”

He added, “Where is the leadership? I’ve got to say, I have been complimentary of President Obama for understanding what police officers go through, but I must say over the past two days, for the most part, he looks like a man who doesn’t quite know exactly what to say.”

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