Left-wing professor Michael Eric Dyson referred to Trump supporters as “maggots” on Wednesday and went after “mediocre mealy-mouthed snowflake White men.”
“Speaking about the maggots—I’m sorry, the MAGA’s,” Dyson said on MSNBC, responding to a question about Republican opposition to Critical Race Theory.
“No, absolutely right. I agree with brother Tim in speaking about the maggots — I’m sorry, the MAGA’s,” he snidely said.
“That is so corrosive in this political moment. Can I tell you, Nicolle, that as a black person, as a black intellectual, as a black person with a ph.d. From Princeton University who’s taught at several ivy league schools, isn’t it interesting before black and brown and minoritized and racialized and women could get in, those were the gold standards, Harvard, Princeton, Vanderbilt, University of North Carolina, on and on,” he added.
“When we get in, all of a sudden it becomes a benchmark of your being a sellout. So you tell us we’re too dumb to get in. Then when we get in, you tell us we’re too much of an egghead to identify with the common people. I’m confused. Which one is it? When they talked about intellectualism in America, he was talking about the fact that they chose Eisenhower over, you know, a more well-heeled and thoughtful Democrat who was thinking seriously about this nation and yet they called him an egghead,” he added.
“But I resent as an intellectual and as a black person in America that we have taken the brunt of anti-intellectualism. We have borne the brunt of being disloyal to this nation. And we have stood by to see mediocre mealy-mouthed snowflake white men who are able of taking critique, and yet they call us snowflakes and they are the biggest flakes of snow to hit the Earth,” he added.
“They are incapable of criticism. They are incapable of tolerating difference. They’re scared of, oh, my God, critical race theory is going to kill your mother. They are not critical, they have no race and don’t understand the theory,” Dyson continued.
“Yet they are allowed to wax eloquently about the means and limits of rationality in this country and they couldn’t save themselves if the world depended on it. I am tired of hearing mediocre white men take to their pool pits to excore women and trans people and every other folk that ain’t them. It is time that we in America take back in the country for certain,” he continued in his diatribe.
“And to seize the reins of authority so that rhetorics of compassion, discourses of empathy and love in the most radical sense possible would prevail. And that means we read everything. I read right-wing stuff every day. I ain’t no right-winger. I try to understand and get beneath what it is that drove that rage but it doesn’t make me full of rage,” he said.