NPR: Jason Johnson on President Barack Obama’s Response to Mike Brown Shooting in Ferguson

Hiram College professor Jason Johnson was interviewed by Karen Grigsby Bates for All Things Considered on National Public Radio to discuss President Barack Obama’s response to the shooting death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

“America did not vote for Eric Holder, OK? America voted for Barack Obama,” says Jason Johnson, a political science professor at Ohio’s Hiram College. He traveled to Ferguson to observe the protests and says having Holder appear there was good, but not enough.

“When it comes to gravitas, power and symbolism, there is no substitute for the president of the United States speaking,” says Johnson.

Click here to listen to “Obama’s Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President’s Role.”

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