Last updated on April 4, 2021
Van Jones cried as he expressed the reality for many Americans who feel liberated from a nightmare that engulfed the country for 4 years.
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After CNN called the race for the Biden/Harris ticket, Van Jones gave an emotional statement that every person of color, every aggrieved group, and every sympathetic white person can understand. It is not necessary to live someone's pain to empathize with their situation. Jones released that entire emotional baggage live on-air.
“This is vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered,” Jones said. “You know, 'I can't breathe?' that wasn't just George Floyd. That was how a lot of people have felt. They couldn't breathe.”
Van Jones was not done.
“Every day you are waking up,” Jones said. “And you are getting these tweets, and you don't know. And you go into the store, and people who have been afraid to show their racism are getting nastier and nastier to you. And you are worried about your kids. And you are worried about your sister. Can she go to Walmart and get back into her car without somebody saying something to her. And you spent so much of your life energy just trying to hold it together.”
Jones went on to say that this Biden/Harris win is a big deal. He said this is the time for us to get some peace finally and to get a reset.
“The character of the country matters,” Jones said. “Being a good man matters. I want my sons to look at this. It is easy to do it the cheap way and get away with stuff. It comes back around. And it is a good thing for this country.”
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