Senegalese Musician Akon says in spite Ferguson African Americans are better off than their brothers in Africa

Grammy nominee AkonSaturday’s episode of Talk To Al Jazeera, five-time Grammy nominee Akon tells Folly Bah Thibault that African-Americans should acknowledge “the rights… and the blessing they do, you know, have actual access to.”

Last year, the killings of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson led to protests against police brutality targeting African-Americans.When asked if he sympathized with the protesters, Akon said he could understand their frustration as “the system in America was never built for black people.”

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