The trip by NBC anchor Brian Williams to Washington DC to host MSNBC's Conversation about Race served to publicize another documentary, MSNBC's Meeting David Wilson about the descendents of slaves and the descendents of slaveholders. Williams had Rehema Ellis in Philadelphia preview one of the major racial issues in his conversation--crime. Ellis appeared to be heading towards controversy in her report, focusing on racial disparity in the penal system, where black men undergo high levels of incarceration and are targeted by narcotics laws more stringently than whites. Then she veered away from public policy towards neighborhood uplift, profiling Men United for a Better Philadelphia, an African-American street patrol that has helped reduce the city's homicide rate by 30% in the last year.
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