Exclusive: BET Founder Robert Johnson shares solutions to racial inequality problems in America
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Amid all the protests and racial turmoil causing destruction around the United States, many influential voices are speaking out to share advice on solutions to improve life for black Americans.
Black Entertainment Television founder, Robert Johnson, has been one of the people who has been very outspoken on this issue.
In recent interviews, Johnson criticized people who are pulling down and destroying statues, calling them “borderline anarchists.” Johnson is also very critical of the idea that black Americans are in support of these destructive efforts.
Instead of tearing down statues, Johnson believes black Americans would benefit more from programs that make structural changes, designed to fix longstanding issues facing the black community, like economic inequality.
On KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego Johnson explained, “when I say they’re borderline anarchists, they’re individuals who are motivating violence for their own end, not to solve the core critical problems that confront black Americans because they haven’t consulted with black Americans. And so, I believe it’s important that white Americans overall understand that if you want to show respect to the black community, if you want to be a part of a black community movement, you’ve got to engage in dialogue with black Americans and say what is your primary interest that we can help you move forward? That is not happening with toppling not only confederate statues, but statues of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, and everything else. It just shows you that this movement by those people who are doing that are doing it for their own reasons, not for black Americans. And black Americans don’t participate, as a whole, in this effort.”
Johnson supports the Black Lives Matter organization form their own political party, because the Democrat Party has let them down so often.
Robert Johnson discussed a multitude of topics relating to what is going on in America ranging from destruction of statues, economic solutions to racial inequality, and the upcoming 2020 presidential election.