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Eric Garner’s Daughter: ‘This Is Not a Black and White Issue’

Eric Garner‘s daughter Erica appeared on CNN tonight to discuss her father’s death, the grand jury the declined to indict the officer responsible, and the national uproar over his case. Garner told Don Lemon she’s glad to see people of all races and backgrounds coming together to protest the decision.

Lemon asked her a question that’s been on everyone’s minds the past day: is this about race? And Garner actually said, “This is not a black and white issue.”

Lemon said many people would, obviously, be rather surprised by that assessment. He asked for clarification if she thinks any of this is about race. Here’s how Garner answered:

“I really doubt it. It was about the officer’s pride. It was about my father being 6’4″ and 350 pounds and he wants to be the top cop that brings a big man down.”

Garner also said she will never be able to forgive the officer for what he did to her father. She called on him to admit he was wrong and do his time to show how truly sorry he is.

Watch the video below, via CNN:

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