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Van Jones Praises Conservative Concern over Urban Crime; Black Leaders ‘May Be Too Cynical’

Former Obama-administration official and civil-rights activist Van Jones said he believes the recent controversy over crime and gun violence has produced “something positive, that’s not been talked about, from the right.”

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“Conservatives have weighed in and said they’re very concerned about the killings in Chicago and in other urban environments,” he said.

“African-American leaders have tended to dismiss that, and say they’re just scoring political points against civil rights, they don’t mean it. I think they may be too cynical,” Jones explained.

“There may be a Jack Kemp silent majority wthat are heartbroken about the killings,” he said. “There could a Right-Left coalition to come together to try to talk about entrepreneurship, mentorship, public-private partnerships to stop these killings. That could be an outcome here.”

“We could absolutely come together over this, not come apart,” he concluded.

Patrick Brennan — Patrick Brennan is a writer and policy analyst based in Washington, D.C. He was Director of Digital Content for Marco Rubio's presidential campaign, writing op-eds, policy content, and leading the ...

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