Herenton responds to his critics over "crime is a black problem"

Herenton responds to his critics over "crime is a black problem"

1 1 2 years ago
Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton responds to his critics and explains at length what he meant and why he recently said, "This wave of crime is a black problem." He also talks at length about his current efforts to reform urban education and juvenile justice.


  1. 01:19
    Herenton discusses his remarks he made about crime at Mayor Strickland's prayer breakfast.
  2. 10:19
    Herenton calls for black men to step up and become mentors.
  3. 21:14
    Herenton says "white gatekeepers" don't understand the issue or the problem.
  4. 22:34
    Herenton explains why he carries a gun in his car.
  5. 26:00
    Herenton explains how the community can work together to solve its problems.
  6. 27:14
    Herenton explains his plan for "New Path Restorative Campuses" in Frayser and Millington.
  7. 32:02
    Herenton recalls when he changed his mind on the need for charter schools.
  8. 41:09
    Herenton says it's time to stop making excuses.
  9. 42:20
    Herenton says It was a boy in jail that inspired him to work for juvenile justice reform
  10. 44:18
    Herenton explains why at age 76 he's still involved in his hometown.

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