On The Hard Line on NewsMax TV, political science professor Jason Johnson and D.C. McAllister of The Federalist review the campaigns of Chris Christie, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump.
Hiram College political science professor Jason Johnson was interviewed by Newsmax about President Barack Obama’s comments on the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
“For the first time in his presidency, he spoke as a bridge in America,” Jason Johnson, a political science and communications professor at Hiram College in Northeast Ohio, told Newsmax in an exclusive interview.
Jason Johnson, a political science and communications professor at Hiram College in Northeast Ohio, also told Newsmax that Obama has taken too long to address issues of race.“He’s avoided that assiduously throughout his presidency, in large part because he is concerned that white independent voters don’t ever want to hear anything about race unless it’s a critique of the African-American community or culture,” Johnson said.
He said Obama’s comments created “a wonderful bridge” that could open dialogue about race.
“But what he essentially said was: ‘Look, there are some real, empirical reasons why black people in particular are disappointed in this ruling. It has to do with history. It has to do with racism. It has to do with very real things that happen in America — and we can’t just ignore those things because it is politically convenient to ignore history,’” Johnson added.
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Hiram College professor Jason Johnson was interviewed by Newsmax about the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Read the full article Professor: Verdict ‘Not Going to Change Anything’
“Five white women in the South said it was okay to kill a 17-year-old black boy. Nobody who has any questions or apprehensions or distrust of the legal system is surprised by that result,” said Johnson, who also teaches communications at Hiram College in Northeast Ohio, in an exclusive interview.
“It’s not like there’s a real victory to be had by either side,” he said. “I just don’t think it ends up making a lot of difference.”
“When the jury asked about manslaughter, I thought that was a pretty bad sign, until when the lawyers wrote back and asked, ‘Can you be more specific?’ and the jury never asked another question,” he said. “I thought, ‘Okay, they’re probably really not looking at manslaughter.’ It might have been just a last-second question.”
Johnson added that prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda did not present his case very well.
“Given how the trial went, I don’t find it to be a shocking ruling,” he said. “It’s not overly surprising.”
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Dr. Jason Johnson, Political Science professor at Hiram College discusses the likely outcomes of the Trayvon Martin case and their cultural and national implications.