Yesterday, an MSNBC panelist went on air and slammed all white men as the “biggest threats to Americans,” as reported by Breitbart News.
Full Remarks from MSNBC Panelist
Jamira Burley, one of MSNBC’s panelists, made the following remarks about white men on Saturday:
“What is extremely disturbing about Jeff Session and the FBI rhetoric around this idea of black identity extremist is it continues to highlight white Americans’ disdain with black people demanding equal due which is protection under the law, access to resources and the ability to freely move through throughout society without [victimization and criminalization].”
“What is interesting though is that white men continue to [pose] the biggest threat to Americans every single day. It’s been documented and verified that they are more likely to burn down churches, more likely to commit mass murders and mass shootings. Jeff Sessions’ reality and his assessment on these people I think is both lacking in facts and both reality.”
Strong Backlash to Burley’s Remarks
Firstly, Burley’s remarks engendered strong criticism from many who viewed her remarks as racist. Also, she faced backlash for engaging in what many people view as identity politics. Conservatives and other right leaning Americans have frequently vocalized their opposition to identity politics. Furthermore, they have called out Democrats and progressives who echo sentiments like Burley’s.