Georgetown professor and frequent political commentator Michael Eric Dyson argued on CNN’s New Day Wednesday that violence from white people and “vicious police” was a far greater problem in America than Islamic terrorism.
Dyson argued that the election of Donald Trump was the result of a racist backlash to Barack Obama, leading to some pushback from host Chris Cuomo. “A lot of people voted out there because they think we’ve been weak on ISIS. That’s color neutral,” Cuomo noted, also listing racially neutral problems with Obamacare and the economy.
“Color neutral and ISIS?” Dyson repeated. “Many African-American people say we were introduced to terror long before 9/11: the vicious police forces of America that victimized us, and the way white supremacy operated.”