Princeton African-American Studies Professor Eddie Glaude was back at it the morning after Election Day, brandishing his usual rhetorical weapons of racism, whiteness and patriarchy this time as the culprit for the neck-and-neck presidential race.
As reported by Newsbusters, when asked on “MSNBC Live” why Joe Biden/Donald Trump race was so close, Glaude told host Craig Melvin it was because “whiteness still animates the core of this country along with selfishness.”
Glaude asked “What are these people voting for when they vote for Donald Trump? What are they voting for? There’s incompetence, 230,000 dead. There’s mendacity, lying every day. There’s corruption, there’s hatred, there’s grievance, there’s resentment. What are they voting for?”
When queried by Melvin about Trump’s distinct inroads among black and Hispanic voters, Glaude brought the expected and changed the subject:
We need to understand sexism and patriarchy isn’t a possession of white men, that sexism and patriarchy is, in fact, the possession of Hispanic men and black men.
How did he appeal to [white voters]? He appealed to them with hate, with grievance, with resentment. So although we can tell the story about black men. Although we can tell the story about Latinos and we need to disaggregate that category, this is a story about white America. This is a story about how whiteness still animates the core of this country along with selfishness, Craig, because we know who this man is. This race shouldn’t be this tight, at least from my vantage point.
Remember — even after it was shown the boys from Covington High School were not the instigators of an engagement with an elderly Native activist, Glaude said the boys were the beneficiaries of “white privilege” and that their MAGA hats “invite confrontation.”
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