Absolutely, MSNBC contributor Brittany Packnett Cunningham was happy by the end result of the trial of the lads charged within the demise of Ahmaud Arbery. However the focus of her feedback on MSNBC on Wednesday night time leaves you questioning whether or not she noticed the verdicts as complicating her job of portray the USA as irretrievably racist. You may’t ever really feel higher about it.

Interviewed by visitor host Jonathan Capehart on The eleventh Hour, Cunningham by no means as soon as talked about {that a} just about all-white jury in a Deep South state had convicted all three defendants of homicide. As a substitute, Cunningham downplayed the verdicts as “actually the very least we’re owed.”

Cunningham concentrated as a substitute on every thing she sees as improper with America. Thus, she decried the acquittal of police officer Darren Wilson for what she referred to as the “homicide” of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. This regardless of the Justice Division run by Eric Holder, Obama’s Legal professional Common, having cleared Wilson, discovering “no credible proof that Wilson willfully shot Brown as he was trying to give up or was in any other case not posing a menace.”

Obama/Holder: white supremacist racists, too?

Capehart additionally requested Cunningham to touch upon the column by Charles Blow of the New York Instanceswho referred to as Kyle Rittenhouse a “assassin” regardless of his acquittal on all prices—wherein he claimed that there are different Rittenhouses on the market. Cunningham fervently agreed, saying:

Jonathan Capehart Brittany Packnett Cunningham MSNBC The Last Word 11-24-21“It’s a positive indisputable fact that there are different Kyle Rittenhouses on the market. And we all know that they are on the market because a lot of their mother and father are marching into college board conferences as we communicate attempting to ensure that the historical past of this nation shouldn’t be taught.”

In different phrases, mother and father who object to their youngsters being indoctrinated with Crucial Race Idea are racists who’re elevating tomorrow’s Rittenhouses.

Chalk this one up below “no occasion of justice goes unpunished.” Telling America that it doesn’t matter what occurs, the nation stays basically evil, is not any strategy to win hearts and minds — or elections. 

The laments of MSNBC contributor Brittany Packnett Cunningham had been sponsored partly by Liberty Mutual, Procter & Gamble, maker of All the time Discreet and Charmin, Citi, Abbott, maker of Freestyle Libre, and Facebook.

This is the transcript.

MSNBC
The Final Phrase
11/24/21
10:55 pm ET

JONATHAN CAPEHART: Becoming a member of me now could be veteran social-justice activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham, a former member of President Obama’s twenty first Century Policing Activity Drive.

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BRITTANY PACKNETT CUNNINGHAM: I am fascinated with the non-conviction of Darren Wilson for the homicide of Mike Brown in Ferguson in 2014. There is a lengthy sample, an extended thread right here, of not solely this legal authorized system letting folks off the hook for doing the job that too typically it desires to have the ability to do itself, of controlling and reining in black folks and black freedom, however I am additionally considering of the actual thread that then takes these of us and lionizes them, that they wish to create one other statute to face at that altar of white supremacy that they will worship and study from. 

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CAPEHART: You recognize, Brittany, New York Instances columnist Charles Blow writes, “the nice menace, and actual risk, is that there are different Rittenhouses on the market—younger males who watched this verdict and noticed how the fitting has embraced and celebrated a assassin, and now wish to comply with his lead.” Brittany, how can our nation reply to white vigilantes being impressed by the Rittenhouse acquittal?

CUNNINGHAM: Nicely, I feel that Charles Blow is spot on, and the reality of the matter is, it isn’t possible or potential. It’s a positive indisputable fact that there are different Kyle Rittenhouses on the market. And we all know that they are on the market as a result of a lot of their mother and father are marching into college board conferences as we communicate, attempting to ensure that the historical past of this nation shouldn’t be taught.

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The responsible verdicts that we noticed within the Arbery homicide trial at the moment, that was actually the very least that we’re owed

CAPEHART: — Proper.

CUNNINGHAM: — and you understand how a lot it took for us to even get a semblance of that form of accountability. So this work goes to proceed.