Steve Kornacki asks if the killing of Trayvon Martin part of a continuation of a pattern of civil rights failures at a local level, then discusses with Marc Morial, Maya Wiley, Seema Iyer, and Charnelle Herring. watch
MSNBC’s Craig Melvin reports from Sanford about the immediate aftermath of the trial, saying that there was “no civil unrest” in response to the not guilty verdict; then Marc Morial from the National Urban League explains that the fight for justice “is... watch
MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki and an Up panel discuss the jury’s decision of not guilty in the trial of George Zimmerman; then talk to the attorney for the Martin family, Benjamin Crump, about the Martin family’s reaction to the verdict. watch
Can a 35-year-old man get away with the “youthful indiscretion” of supporting secession? He can if he’s a part of Rand Paul’s version of the Republican Party.
The GOP can argue that it is the party of Lincoln and of racial progressivism, but as long the list of politically active white men who say racist and racially insensitive things keeps growing beyond the old guard comprised of former Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott or Alaska Rep. Don Young to include people much closer to the millennial generation, the party risks irrelevance. read more
Residents of Illinois will soon be allowed to carry concealed guns after legislators overrode Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's veto this week. The law's passage means that all 50 states now allow some form of concealed carry, but after years of horrific gun violence in Chicago, is that a good thing? The panelists on Up with Steve Kornacki, including Rep. Robin Kelly, an Illinois Democrat, discussed what this says about American culture as a whole. read more
Today the show will feature a discussion of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. The guests will include:
Mychal Denzel Smith
Editor’s note: George Zimmerman has sued NBC Universal for defamation. The company strongly denies the allegation.
Boehner and the GOP leadership pushed the Farm bill even farther to the right, using a party-line vote on to pass a bill that doesn't include food stamps. It's the first time in 40 years that the program has been stripped out of a farm bill. Steve... watch