It is no surprise that MSNBC’s Joy Reid is continuing to use her show to smear conservatives and promote radical teachings made to teach kids that America is an inherently racist country. On Tuesday night’s episode of The ReidOut, Reid and fellow far-left anchor Tiffany Cross attacked conservative school board members for fighting against the indoctrination of students. Cross even went so far as to describe conservatives as “half-witted...without any intellectual curiosity” while portraying radical race-baiter Ta-Nehisi Coates as an elite intellectual.
The segment began with Reid and Cross discussing a Tennessee high school teacher and committed leftist, Matthew Hawn, who is facing termination for assigning Ta-Nehisi Coates’s essay “The First White President,” which argues that Donald Trump uses whiteness to “dismantle the legacy of America’s first black president, Barack Obama.” Hawn didn’t teach any opposing viewpoints and instead presented white privilege as a “fact.”
That -- and not that he assigned Coates -- is what has him facing expulsion.
Cross said it was insulting for Coates to be mentioned by conservatives who questioned Hawn’s highly controversial and racially-charged teachings. Of course, Cross would be insulted by anyone who questions liberal ideas because the left always has a problem with anyone who doesn’t agree with their radical beliefs. She whined about this “fight with the school board”:
And so a lot of conservatives who want to run for office, they use local school boards as their launching pad. And there’s actually data behind this that people who are elected to school boards are typically white, wealthier. They’re almost carpetbaggers who insert themselves in this, and then they get to the state legislature. And then they obliterate voting rights. And so, when we have something like this, look, I don’t have to tell your viewers. They already know how ridiculous the argument is to make. But I think the bigger strategy point is, how do you stop this from happening at the school board level because there has to be policy to prevent this kind of thing. And that is the key. If they can take away our history, and they can rewrite the narrative, then they take away the ability to speak a truthful story about this country.
Cross outlandishly asserted that the right was trying to indoctrinate kids and teach that “slavery was the happiest time.”
Reid and Cross ended the segment by praising Coates. Reid made the laughable claim that conservatives are proving his points by using their “whiteness” to “obliterate the history of this country.” Reid then allowed Cross to take one final jab at conservative school board members: “But the ridiculousness of how the leading -- one of the leading intellectuals in this country, his name is even in this fight with half-witted, low, intellectually... like without any intellectual curiosity on a school board.” Reid’s solution was for school boards to read more Coates.
Reid and Cross's remarks prove that ultimately the left is not concerned with school board members voicing their concerns, rather they are concerned with school board members questioning and debunking leftist views on American history.
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MSNBC’s The ReidOut
7:23 p.m. Eastern
JOY REID: The people that I have true empathy for are the people in black and brown communities and indigenous communities who are literally because they’re being led in states by people who are part of the cult -- and it is a death cult.
REID: Because they are willing to die. And they seem to actually want to get COVID. And they want to spread COVID.
REID: And they want the right to spread COVID. Please, black folks, brown folks, people of color, don’t let them kill you. Don’t let them
CROSS: Don’t be a fool. Don’t hitch your wagon to these fools.
REID: And let’s just show -- just to show you the nexus here in these ideologies.
REID: Here are the 19 states with bans on critical race theory, where they’ve been introduced or passed. This is the map. We’re going to put that up on the screen. We are going to leave that up for a minute. Okay, that’s that map. Keep that in your head for a moment. Now let’s look at the 30 states that have less than 50 percent people vaccinated. Look for just a moment. Okay, do you see how they’re similar?
CROSS: The overlay.
REID: So, you’re okay, so let’s now move on to this – this high school teacher. Let me let you listen to -- this is Matthew Hawn. And he’s tenured. He’s in Sullivan County, Tennessee, facing termination. And here he is talking about Donald Trump. Take a listen.
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MATTHEW HAWN: We elected someone who spoke like this to the highest office in the land. And now we’re upset that an African-American author is quoting that president. It’s kind of a double standard.
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REID: So, he’s talking – he’s talking about the Ta-Nehisi Coates piece "The First White President."
REID: I taught -- I assigned that to my students, to my white students at Syracuse. It didn’t break them.
REID: Please make it make sense. What he was upset about is that Ta-Nehisi actually quoted something that Steve Bannon and Trump said. And it was quoted in there. And they didn’t like it. Please explain.
CROSS: I mean, it’s kind of insulting, so insulting that Ta-Nehisi Coates is even mentioned with these people, right?
CROSS: Somebody you know who said, just because you believe it’s fact don’t make it a fact.
CROSS: You know?
CROSS: Yeah, it’s really unfortunate, Joy. I mean, but I think the bigger case here, because we could easily get caught up in this one teacher, which -- as ridiculous as it is. But this is a fight with the school board.
CROSS: And so a lot of conservatives who want to run for office, they use local school boards as their launching pad. And there’s actually data behind this that people who are elected to school boards are typically white, wealthier. They’re almost carpetbaggers who insert themselves in this, and then they get to the state legislature
CROSS: And then they obliterate voting rights. And so, when we have something like this, look, I don’t have to tell your viewers. They already know how ridiculous the argument is to make. But I think the bigger strategy point is, how do you stop this from happening at the school board level
CROSS: Because there has to be policy to prevent this kind of thing. And that is the key. If they can take away our history, and they can rewrite the narrative, then they take away the ability to speak a truthful story about this country. And they don’t -- I sometimes wonder, is it that they don’t know or that they don’t want everybody else to know.
CROSS: And I really do think they know. They know what they’ve done, but they don’t want other people to know. And it’s very strategic, the way that they have streamlined a new narrative. There’s a case in Connecticut where they falsely say that the enslaved people were like workers. In Alabama, there are textbooks that say slavery was the happiest time, you know, in the country. So these are the things that they’re indoctrinating these kids with. And you and I both got two educations. We got what the school taught us and then we got what we were taught at home
CROSS: Which you know informed our world view in a much more, I say, comprehensive way than what our counterparts had.
REID: Yeah. Well, the -- and the irony is, they’re proving Ta-Nehisi Coates’ piece right.
REID: Because what he said is that he [Trump] sort of empowered white Americans to say that we’re going to use, like, the power of our whiteness…
REID: …to obliterate the existence of the first black president, and now they’re trying to obliterate the history of this country that has to do with us. They’re kind of proving his point.
REID: You know and they’re also driving a lot of teachers out of the business. People are saying they’re quitting. They’re under so much pressure. And they’re saying openly -- there was a piece -- I think it was in "The National Review" -- saying, run for school board.
REID: Take over the schools. We get the schools and we get the culture back.
CROSS: Exactly. But the ridiculousness of how the leading -- one of the leading intellectuals in this country, his name is even in this fight with half-witted, low, intellectually... like without any intellectual curiosity on a school board. So.
REID: They need to read some Ta-Nehisi Coates.
REID: They might be smarter.
REID: Tiffany Cross, thank you very much. Everybody should watch the Cross Connection every weekend, you got to watch it, 10 AM to noon every weekend on MSNBC.