Joe Scarborough Ferguson: Why ‘Embrace’ Michael Brown As ‘Face Of Black Oppression?’ [Video]

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ranted about Ferguson protests and the message Americans are getting from the Michael Brown shooting. He argues that for whatever reason, people have decided to make the 18-year-old black man who was shot on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri the “face of black oppression.” Scarborough voiced his opinion, saying he “can’t take it anymore” over the implication that police are “just going around looking to shoot and kill black people,” The Blaze reports.

Scarborough gauges the difference between Brown and Trayvon Martin, a juxtaposition many legal analysts and news contributors have taken since the shooting.

“Somebody needs to tell me why Michael Brown has been chosen as the face of black oppression. I see actually a reverse of what happened in Trayvon, where right wingers clinged to this nasty, thuggish guy that chased a young black man through a neighborhood simply because he was black. Trayvon was guilty of walking while being black. And my right wing nut job friends all embrace George Zimmerman. A Thug.”

Joe Scarborough didn’t give names, but he explains in his rant that there are a lot of “great people to embrace as heroes.” He’s unclear as to what makes Michael Brown the one so many are vehemently defending in the nation’s racially divided crisis.

“There are so many great people to embrace as heroes in the black community. Deciding you’re going to embrace a guy that knocked over a convenience store and then, according to grand jury testimony, acted in ways that would get my children shot … that’s your hero?”

The MSNBC host says he’s kept quiet and “listened to B.S. being spewed all over this network and all over other networks. I can’t take it anymore.”

As the MSNBC segment shows on the “Top Talk” edition of Morning Joe, Scarborough’s “last straw” was the Rams football team protest when they had their hands up, referencing, “Hands up, don’t shoot.”


The video of Joe Scarborough sharing his opinions about the Ferguson protests and Michael Brown is seen below.