Joy-Ann Reid told an inconvenient truth about the founders that the Right believes America is not mature enough to hear.
Joy-Ann Reid made an inconvenient truth about our founders real
Joy-Ann Reid did not mince her words about either the founders or deceitful Republican politicians.
"The right is in this war to suppress information," Joy-Ann Reid said. "They're so terrified that Americans can't handle the truth about the founders. It's like kind of ipso facto, no kidding, these people were doing fine from 1619 on until the 18th century. What changed? Well, they made a lot of money. They were enjoying the fruits of their labor and didn't want to share it with the king. This isn't going to crush too many Americans that have half a brain and enough security to understand that people can, you know, be villainous and also do a few things that are great. I think that most Americans are mature enough. "
Reid then excoriates the Republican Party for deceitfully attempting to lie to Americans about our history.
"But unfortunately, the Republican Party is not mature enough to be able to hold those two ideas in their heads at the same time," Reid said. "So they're panicking because what's happening is that black people, we're really not interested in the BS any longer. We're not going to take your pablum version of history. We're not going to take your sing-songy storybook history. We want the truth - and it's not just black folks. A lot of young Americans of all races are saying, give us the truth. Stop treating us as if we're not mature enough to handle it."
Host Jason Johnson and Joy-Ann Reid then continued to link the Nikole Hanna-Jones fiasco into perspective. Listen to the entire clip with commentary.
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