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Black Males Not Safe in US Claims MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry (Video)

| by Michael Allen

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry expressed this weekend how she believes America has become dangerous for black males in light of the "not guilty" verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

Harris-Perry recalled on her Sunday MSNBC show how, during her pregnancy, she was relieved that her ultrasound showed a baby girl, noted ThinkProgress.org (video below).

“We’re also going to have to grapple with what we say to our children, because what we must not forget is that Trayvon Martin was not an adult," said Harris-Perry. "He was a 17 years old. He was the child of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. He had just celebrated his 17th birthday. I will never forget the relief I felt — I’m a sexual assault survivor  and yet the relief I felt at my 20-week ultrasound when they told me it was a girl. And last night I thought, I live in a country that makes me wish my sons away, makes me wish that they don’t exist because it’s not safe.”

According to Real Clear Politics, Harris-Perry said on Saturday night that the verdict "feels as though it is saying it is OK to kill an unarmed African-American child who has committed no crime."

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Sources: ThinkProgress.org and Real Clear Politics