"It absolutely is possible to legislate attitudes,” said Maya Wiley. “It is because by legislating opportunity you change how the attitudes are developed."Full story
MIAMI BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - A leading group of black lawyers on Monday urged Florida's governor to call a special legislative session to repeal the state's "Stand Your Ground" law after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Full story
Melissa Harris-Perry thinks back on the film "12 Angry Men" in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict and in light of the recent interview with Juror B-29. Harris-Perry asks her panel if this juror was ready to hold out against the group, and what the roles may have been in the deliberating r
Melissa Harris-Perry breaks down the idea that the discussion on race in society should include conversation on what that society chooses to criminalize with the rest of the Up panel and host Steve Kornacki as they look at the Republican response to immigration, broadening their message, and the con
Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., Josh Dubois, former spiritual advisor to President Barack Obama, and Trymaine Lee, a reporter for MSNBC.com, talk with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about the national conversation on race in America, especially as it relates to black men and boys.
Aisha Moodie-Mills from The Center for American Progress Action Fund and The Washington Post’s Clinton Yates join Ari Melber to discuss the issues on race relations that Americans are reflecting on after the George Zimmerman verdict.
MSNBC host Karen Finney and Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page discuss the great disparity between how white and black Americans perceive the current state of racial relations – and why conservatives like Bill O’Reilly think it’s okay to talk condescendingly about “the civil rights industry” and “black
Goldie Taylor joins Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss the right-wing’s reaction to President Barack Obama’s remarks on Trayvon Martin.
Irene Renee holds up a sign as her son Zavier bows his head while they attend a rally for Trayvon Martin in New York July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Trayvon Martin's mother, Sabrina Fulton, speaks at the National Urban League's Guild Awards luncheon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 26, 2013. REUTERS/Maria Pouchnikova
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, speaks at a rally in New York July 16. Trayvon Martin's parents joined celebrities and hundreds of protesters on Saturday in rallies across the country to express anger over the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed the unarmed black tee