Interview with Lonnie Lawrence
QUESTION 16
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Dorothy Graham, yesterday, whom you know, basically said, "Black women are fools for having Black male babies because, you know, a Black man can't get justice in this country." What, what do you think about that statement?

LONNIE LAWRENCE:

Well, I, I think that, um, based on, on past history, there's a, the perception is that Black males just don't get justice. I think that, however, that, that, that, that we can control a lot more of that, in the sense that, more and more of us getting involved in, in what we're doing in the system that, that really handles that, will, will begin more and more to, to create the, the, the perception that there is fairness, and, and I think one of the things that just recently happened in terms of the, the trial shows that it, that it can happen. But I think overall, when you look back at history, Blacks who have been victims of, ah, and I say victims, of a system that basically speaking has, has not been blind, have not gotten fair deals. And I think that it, it takes a lot more involvement by those Black males, you know, I, I, I, I don't want us to lose sight of that, that I think it takes more involvement by Black males to make that system work the way it should work.

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Stop down there. Good, very good. Excellent. I appreciate that.

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Two minutes! Well--