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Michael Eric Dyson To CNN: Trump’s Racist, But His Supporters Are The Real Problem

CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota hosted a panel with former Bush Administration official Scott Jennings and left-wing Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson where she allowed the latter to go into an unchallenged diatribe accusing Trump supporters of being “complicit in the racist animus of this country,” according to RealClearPolitics.

After highlighting a Quinnipiac University National Poll that showed 51% do not think President Donald Trump is a racist, Dyson descended into an unhinged rant about Trump and moderate and conservative Americans.

“Racism is as racism does,” he opined. “The reality is this … Donald Trump talks like a racist, thinks like a racist, makes statements like a racist, conjures emotions that give support to white nationalists. Yeah, he’s a racist.”

He continued: “So here’s the problem, Martin Luther King Jr. said it’s not the white supremacists who are the problem, it’s white moderates and conservatives who are complicit by trying to dismiss it.”

It is worth noting that Professor Dyson misquoted Dr. King, who wrote in his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail“:

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to “order” than to justice. …

Dr. King’s concern was not with conservatives, but with moderates who attempted to protect “order” over justice. Those moderates included hypocritical government officials, mostly progressive Democrats, who promised support but did nothing when the time for the Civil Right movements began.

After being given the floor to condemn conservatives and moderates, Dyson attacked Jennings personally.

“Brother Jennings,” he said. “much respect for you but what you’re doing is egregious because you’re attempting to make valid what are essentially naked raw statements of racism.”

Dyson added later, “Until white folk like you can stand up and find your spine, you will continue to be complicit in the racist animus of this country.”

Camerota failed to point out Dyson’s own race-baiting. As Hot Air reported in May, Dyson was in a debate with Dr. Jordan Peterson. When Peterson answered questions regarding so-called “white privilege,” Dyson answered with the insult, “You’re doing well but you’re a mean, mad, white man.”

The Democrats seem determined to push the identity politics agenda. When they allow their pundits to go on left-leaning news outlets to call the majority of Americans racists or complicit in racism, they are alienating a strong voter base.

As Michael Knowles points out, “Republicans couldn’t have crafted a better Democrat campaign platform if we tried.”

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