MSNBC’s Hayes: African Americans Barred From GOP By ‘Structural White Supremacy'

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Because it’s MSNBC, everything is about racism. And that’s certainly true of Chris Hayes. The liberal co-host on Friday insisted that the Republican Party is not an option to African Americans because of “structural white supremacy.” The fact that the Democratic Party was the party of slavery, Jim Crow and segregation didn’t seem to occur to him. 

Hayes told guest Eddie Glaude that there is “only one party” people of his race can be part of because Republicans have a “nature of structural white supremacy in America in the political coalitions."

 

 

According to an article posted on Saturday by Paul Crookston, war room director of the Washington Free Beacon website, stated: “Hayes erased the existence of black Republicans while describing different white voter profiles but asserting that all types of black Americans must join the Democratic Party.”

The MSNBC host also noted:

White people in America have two parties to choose from, and between those two parties, they sort in all kinds of ways.

So people that are college, post-graduate atheists who live in metro areas, like, those are Democrats, and people that are rural and go to church every week and were high school graduates, most likely Republican.

“For black voters in those two categories,” Hayes continued, “they’re both going to be in the Democratic Party because there’s only one party they can be a part of because of the nature of structural white supremacy in America in the political coalitions.”

He added: "So you’ve got a broader range of black-lived experience among African-American voters in the party than you even do in some ways elect them."

Crookston stated that “Hayes was responding to Princeton professor and MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude, who argued that a ‘politics of fear’ was driving black voters to [former Vice President Joe] Biden from [Vermont Senator] Bernie Sanders. The Free Beacon writer referred to polling from the pro-Democratic BlackPAC, which showed that “Trump’s favorability rating among black voters overall increased from 7 percent in 2016 to 18 percent in 2019.”

Hayes also cited that even though “Sanders got his butt kicked” in South Carolina “among black voters as a whole, he won by voters under 30.” Along with that party’s “generational divisions,” Crookston stated, “support for the Democrats may be waning.”

Partial transcript of the segment is below. Click "expand" to read more. 

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3/6/2020

CHRIS HAYES:This gets to my point that I think we don’t talk about enough. First of all, there’s generational division, so even in South Carolina, right, where Sanders got his butt kicked among black voters as a whole, he won black voters under 30, right? So there’s something generational going on there generationally.

And the second thing is that, look: White people in America have two parties to choose from, and between those two parties, they sort in all kinds of ways. So people that are college, post-graduate atheists who live in metro areas, like, those are Democrats, and people that are rural and go to church every week and were high school graduates, most likely Republican.

For black voters in those two categories, they’re both going to be in the Democratic Party because there’s only one party they can be a part of because of the structural white supremacy in the American political coalition. So you’ve got a broader range of black-lived experience among African-American voters in the party than you even do in some ways elect them.

 

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