(SNews) – HBO host Bill Maher called out Chicago’s Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson, LeBron James, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and others after Chicago was hit with more violence. (Watch the video below)
Maher accused Johnson of “excusing horrific behavior” and called out black celebrities for turning a blind eye to the violence that hits African American communities the hardest.
Maher said: “Most of the shootings in Chicago are young black men killing other young black men. Is that not correct?” Guest Glenn Loury said: “Yeah that’s correct,”
“Okay, much more than what the cops do. Why doesn’t anybody talk about that? Why aren’t there a hundred giant black celebrities who would have the respect of those people saying what are you doing to yourselves? Why are you killing each other?” Maher said.
“It dishonors our community. Come on, we’re better than this,” Loury said.
“Right,” Maher said. “It’s never addressed.”
Loury said: “What I would want to observe is any structural move that you want to make requires a majority of people to get behind it, requires Democratic politics to get behind it.
“In order to get a majority of the voters in Chicago or any place else to get behind anything that is going to cost them they have to feel safe.
“They have to feel that the people in charge are on their side. And that’s why Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson needs to come and give speeches saying this is contemptible behavior, we won’t tolerate it in our city.
“The reason why we have cops is precisely in order to stop this from happening and if you do it on my watch you’re going to go to jail.”
“One in three children in America can not read at a basic level of comprehension.
“85% of black students lack proficiency in reading skills.
“We already spent a lot of money on schools.
“So are you going to keep telling me that more money will fix this because I feel like this is much more connected to the problems of people who can’t read.
“Yes, they’re going to have problems with gainful employment and it seems like, you know, a lot of times the solutions that come from the left seem symbolic.
“They don’t seem like we’re addressing what really needs to be done which is get kids learning, get them reading, get them to have a job.
“It doesn’t seem like the money is getting to this problem if 85% of black students lack proficiency in reading skills,” he said.
Bill Maher with quite possibly the most important and poignant questions ever asked on Real Time.
— Kevin Dalton (@TheKevinDalton) April 23, 2023
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