MSNBC TV show host Joy Reid expressed her beliefs on Twitter that conservatives have a secret desire to say the N-word and brings up how much they would give up to say it.
Reid made the comment in response to Dr. Jason Johnson, who was responding to a tweet on an opinion piece saying the United States is becoming a totalitarian society according to Black Enterprise. Reid said white political conservatives especially the people who follow former President Donald Trump would give up millions in tax cuts if they could be openly racist.
Conservatives attack Reid for her comments Leo Terrell, a Black Fox News contributor, said on Twitter that Reid should apologize to every conservative. Political commentator Dinesh D’Souza said on the social media site that “Dangerous and reckless rants like these from Joy Reid occur nightly on MSNBC and they should be ashamed…”
The incident began after former New York Times Editor Bari Weiss promoted a piece she wrote for the Deseret News criticizing the ‘illiberal left’ for becoming a ‘totalitarian society.’ In a tweet, Weiss used a quote from a law school student. “Self-censorship is the norm, not the exception,” a student at one of the country’s top law schools wrote. “I self-censor even when talking to some of my best friends for fear of word getting around.”
Johnson, an MSNBC contributor and professor at Morgan State University, responded to Weiss’ Tweet.
Yes, because code-switching, mask wearing and all of the other hoops that black people have to go through to appease enough of the majority to even GET into law school isn’t the issue. But censoring yourself from saying the N word amongst friends is https://t.co/PsKFXl1BUb
— Dr. Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) March 4, 2021