De Blasio at White House: Ferguson crisis is reflection of ‘centuries of racism’

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Spurred by the Ferguson shooting and anti-police protests in New York and around the country, President Barack Obama on Monday announced new initiatives to bridge police mistrust.

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As CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, Obama also met with his Cabinet, Mayor Bill de Blasio and other mayors, law enforcement officials, and faith and civil rights leaders at the White House.

De Blasio said it is time to end what he called centuries of racism.

“We need things that will start to change the dynamics right now,” de Blasio said at the White House.

Mayor de Blasio earlier said the president was right to convene a national discussion, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

“We have a challenge right now that we have to face head on,” de Blasio said earlier Monday. “This country right now is in pain. We’ve lost so many young men of color; young men who should still be alive and with us today, and it’s calling at us. It’s calling at people of all backgrounds”…

I can just imagine how this ‘national discussion’ will go — blacks will scream ‘Racist!’ and never consider that they might be contributing to the problem.  

The culture of lower-class blacks is toxic.