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From Baltimore To The Supreme Court, Howard Fineman Examines The Civil Rights Struggles Of Today

04/30/2015 06:32 pm ET | Updated Apr 30, 2015

Within the past week, the struggle for civil rights in the United States has come to a head on two fronts -- marriage equality and racial equality in the eyes of the police.

While the struggle for gay rights and the plight of African Americans in the U.S. are very different issues, fraught with their own complicated legacies, can we make sense of both issues in the context of one another? Are legal avenues the best way to propel the country forward in both arenas?

HuffPost Global Editorial Director Howard Fineman joined HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps on Wednesday to discuss these crucial issues within the gay rights movement and the battle for socioeconomic justice that is still playing out in Baltimore today.

Watch a clip from the discussion in the clip above or check out the full conversation here.

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