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Bobby Kennedy, Jr.: Our Country Needs Wisdom, Not Demagoguery

Bobby Kennedy, Jr.: Our Country Needs Wisdom, Not Demagoguery

Robert Kennedy addressed a crowd in 1968 to inform them of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. And in that speech he said:

"What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love, and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black."

His son Robert Kennedy Jr., an environmental activist, vice chair and chief prosecuting attorney for Riverkeeper, president and senior attorney for the Waterkeeper Alliance and the author of Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison For a Murder He Didn’t Commit (Skyhorse Publishing, 2016), talks about his new book and reflects on his father's civil rights legacy and this political moment.

Now on @WNYC: playing Bobby Kennedy's words on MLK assassination in 1968. His son @RobertKennedyJr here t

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