Dyson Slams Kanye West Speech as 'White Supremacy by Ventriloquism'

October 11th, 2018 9:59 PM

Appearing as a guest on Thursday's The Beat on MSNBC, race-obsessed New York Times columnist Michael Eric Dyson ranted against rapper Kanye West giving a pro-Donald Trump speech in the Oval Office, trashing his words as "white supremacy by ventriloquism."



After Dyson complained that he saw a "grand display of mass ignorance in the face of the downfall of democracy, and we have a white and a black man joined together at the narcissistic hip," host Ari Melber voiced agreement and followed up by asking his guest to respond to West's complaints about people accusing Trump of promoting "white supremacy."

Even though some of West's political advocacy -- like criminal justice reform -- actually leaned left and should have been the kind of agenda Dyson would agree with, the liberal columnist and former MSNBC contributor began his response:

This is white supremacy by ventriloquism. A black mouth is moving, but white racist ideals are flowing from Kanye West's mouth. Kanye West is engaging in one of the most nefarious practices yet. A black body and brain are the warehouse for the articulation and expression of anti-black sentiment...

At the end of the segment, Melber gushed to Dyson that "you're the right man at the right time for a story that a lot of us were trying to make sense of."