NPR's Hinojosa on Democrat Primary: 'White Guys Just Take Up a Lot of Space'

August 31st, 2019 3:32 PM

As we celebrate the 56th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, it looks like Maria Hinojosa has come up with a slight variation of what was perhaps its most famous line. 

As Hinojosa would recast it: "I have a dream that people will be judged by the color of their skin, not by the content of their character." 

Appearing on MSNBC's AM Joy, and during a discussion of the Democrat primary, Hinojosa said:

What does John Delaney offer? I’m sorry, I was with him last week, and this is a moment we have to have these conversations. I said, there is a critique that white guys just take up a lot of space.



Got that? When it comes to the Dem presidential nomination, white guys need not apply. Male people of pallor bring nothing to the table and are just taking up space that could be better occupied by others!

And the Joy Reid crowd are the same folks accusing President Trump of racism? Note that Hinojosa's overtly racial remark elicited a smile and a chuckle from Reid. Yup, what could be funnier than excluding people based on the color of their skin?

Here's the transcript.


August 31, 2019

11:38 a.m. Eastern

MARIA HINOJOSA: What does John Delaney bring to the table? I’m sorry! You know, I was with him last week on set, and I said, like, and it's, this is a moment when we have to have these conversations. I was like, there's a critique that white guys just take up a lot of space. 

JOY REID: I saw that segment.

HINOJOSA: And kind of like an understanding of the sense of humility, like this maybe isn’t my time, because what exactly is it that you're bringing new to the race that’s going to change things?