MSNBC Host: Zimmerman Verdict Makes Me Wish My Sons Did Not Exist

'I live in a country that makes me wish my sons away, makes me wish that they don’t exist'

MSNBC Host on Zimmerman Verdict: ‘I Live in a Country That Makes Me Wish My Sons Away’ (CNS News)

(CNSNews.com) -- MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said on Sunday that the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial confirmed her belief that black boys face unjust treatment in American society. 

“I will never forget the relief I felt — I’m a sexual assault survivor — and yet the relief I felt at my 20-week ultrasound when they told me it was a girl,” Harris-Perry said. “And last night I thought, I live in a country that makes me wish my sons away, makes me wish that they don’t exist because it’s not safe.” 

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