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Cornel West: ‘Ferguson Signifies the End of the Age of Obama’

Professor Cornel West appeared on CNN International this afternoon to give his take on Ferguson, and said right at the outset, “Ferguson signifies the end of the age of Obama. It’s a very sad end. We began with tremendous hope and we end with great despair.”

He went on to cite a “Jim Crow criminal justice system” that doesn’t seek justice for young black and brown people, and said adamantly there is both a race and a class war going on against that group in America right now.

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CNNI anchor Hala Gorani asked West why he’s “so harsh” on the president over these issues when, she put forth, he’s launched initiatives to help young black men. West said that Obama chose a “Wall Street presidency” and a “drone presidency,” but never gave even “one speech that focuses on the Jim Crow criminal justice system that’s been targeting poor black and brown youth.”

Watch the video below, via CNNI:

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