Prof: GOP would dominate 'if the right-wing weren’t so racist’
- Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson declared during a panel discussion last Friday that conservatives could dominate American elections "if the right-wing weren't so racist."
- Dyson told Campus Reform that "many black people are culturally conservative even if they're politically progressive," but argued that conservatives are too bigoted to exploit this "vote-rich terrain."
A Georgetown University sociology professor slammed conservatives last week, arguing that the “right-wing” would dominate the U.S. political landscape if they “weren’t so racist.”
Professor Michael Eric Dyson offered the blanket condemnation of conservatives during a June 22 discussion titled “The Black Experience in Today’s America,” organized by the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Centers.
During the event, the academic claimed that “if the right-wing weren’t so racist,” then it would be able to exploit a “vote-rich terrain, that would swing this nation to become more conservative.”
However, “because of their racism, they continue to disallow themselves to understand what they have in common [with minority groups],” he argued.
In a statement to Campus Reform, Dyson elaborated on his argument, claiming that “many black people are culturally conservative even if they’re politically progressive.”
“Given the points of moral agreement that many black folk might have with conservative white folk, it would behoove white conservatives to forge connections with those black folk of like mind,” he explained. “However, [due to] the persistence of profound pockets of prejudice, bigotry, and racism in right-wing ideology and conservative belief, those connections are effectively curtailed.”
The “right-wing” wasn’t the only target Dyson’s rhetoric, though. During the panel, the academic also slammed President Trump, accusing the commander-in-chief of being a “fleshly thesaurus of white supremacy.”
“We have a guy who stands up every day to excrete the feces of his moral depravity into a nation,” Dyson said, referring to Trump. “We basically have a sexual predator, right? As the chief executive officer.”
“Vicious white supremacy, male supremacy, and both of them are joined in the body of Donald Trump,” Dyson continued. “Donald Trump is the fleshy thesaurus of white supremacy.”
Howard University professor Greg Carr, who also participated in the discussion, addressed the topic of affirmative action, arguing that “if Paul Ryan were black, he wouldn’t be in the United States [House of Representatives].”
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