BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - South Mississippians are taking to the airwaves to voice their opinions on race and the justice system.
Rowe Evans is a co-host for the radio talk show "It's a New Day" on WJZD-FM. He says one of the main concerns callers express is why more minorities do not pursue a career in law enforcement. The viewers say that would give people in minority communities officers with whom they could relate.
Evans said this generation has similarities and difference with those who protested decades earlier.
"What's the same from now and then is people really being jarred by what they are seeing and wanting to speak out by what they consider injustices," said Evans.
He said he feels the commitment makes the difference.
"It's easy now to look at something and say, that's happening in New York," Evans said. "That's happening in Berkeley, California. That doesn't affect me here in Gulfport, Mississippi. It's easier to say that now than in the 1960s because we saw more incidents in more places that were the same."
Wednesday, December 10 at 12:30pm CT ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will moderate a town hall meeting on race and justice in America. The discussion will stream live on Facebook, and feature a panel of experts discussing the ramifications of the grand jury decisions along with answering viewer questions.
Join the conversation on the ABC News Facebook page or by tweeting your questions or comments using #RaceAndJustice.