The difference between saying “black life is important” and “whole life” has emerged as something of a cultural dividing line amid the nationwide debate on racial equality that has been floated in recent weeks. The phrase “black life matters” has gained widespread use in recent years as a way to draw special attention to the deadly confrontations between black Americans and the police.
Announcer Brian Tuff told Pence, “Forgive me for putting pressure on you in this, sir, but I will note that you did not say those words,” An important black life, “and there is an important difference. People say of course all of life is important, but saying that words are an admission that the life of black is important Also sometime in this country when some part of our society seems to disagree. So why wouldn’t you say these words? “
“Well, I don’t accept the truth, Brian, there is a segment of American society that differs in preciousness and importance of every human life,” Pence said. “It is one of the reasons why we are making important reforms in the area of law enforcement, while we are looking for ways to enhance and improve our public safety in our cities, to the point that we will not stop there.”
Pence continued to talk about the black unemployment rate before the epidemic and the development of economic “opportunity areas”, adding that the administration was “absolutely determined to improve” the lives of African Americans.
Taff replied: “However, one last time, the words will not be said and we understand your explanation.”
“When you see most of the national media these days, Brian, they seem to focus more every day on what separates us in this country,” Pence said. “And I think the president saw a humorous opportunity to challenge the media narrative again.”