NewsOne‘s Roland Martin has a challenge for Bill O’Reilly after the Fox News host called black youth “ill-educated with tattoos on their forehead”. Martin says he’ll shine O’Reilly’s shoes if he hires black youth.
Martin called out O’Reilly for talking about a community he doesn’t understand.
“It’s interesting to have Bill O’Reilly question people, saying they haven’t walked certain neighborhoods, when you actually arrive at Fox News everyday in a chauffeur driven town car,” said Martin.
“See, I don’t think you’ve actually talked to many people walking down the streets of Manhattan have you?” Martin asked.
“When’s the last time you left the studio? When’s the last time he actually did his show from Chicago? From Detroit? From Houston? From New Orleans? From Flint?”
Martin goes on to challenge O’Reilly to start a summer youth program for black youth. Martin calls on O’Reilly to “partner with the NAACP or Rev. Al Sharpton” and Marc Morial of the National Urban League to create 100,000 summer jobs for black youth.
“If black youth don’t show up, if they don’t come there ready, I will shine your shoes in front of the Fox News building,” Martin said. “I’m willing to bet on black youth.”