Yesterday, Brooke was joined by Florida Rep. Corrine Brown to discuss the controversy surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin. During the interview, Brown was asked if she and other African-American lawmakers would be as concerned about the case if Martin was not black. Brown responded by citing the case of a young white girl murdered in her district; however, she could not remember the young girl's name. The interview prompted a debate on Twitter and now, Brooke responds to the criticism.
Programming note: Be sure to tune in for CNN's special town hall event, hosted by CNN's Soledad O'Brien. "Beyond Trayvon" airs Friday night at 8:00 pm ET!