Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin Verdict Was ‘Questionable’
Yesterday on Face the Nation, Colin Powell shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman trial, calling its controversial verdict “questionable.”
And while the trail has galvanized and inspired many, Powell worries that the hype will die down and we’ll be back to business as usual.
“I think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there (in Florida), but I don’t know if it will have staying power,” Powell said of the case that gripped the U.S. and fueled questions about race in the country. “These cases come along, and they blaze across the midnight sky and then after a period of time, they’re forgotten.
Powell also expressed a desire to see the President speak out on race relations more often.
“I’d like to see him be more passionate about race questions,” Powell, the first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and first black secretary of state, told host Bob Schieffer, whose show Sunday focused on 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
“In my lifetime, over a long career in public life, I’ve been refused access to restaurants where I couldn’t eat,” Powell said, recalling his own experiences with discrimination.
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