CNN commentator Keith Boykin—who teaches politics at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York—told Kate Bolduan Monday that “we have a white supremacist President of the United States.”
Bolduan, host of At This Hour, challenged, “You really believe that this president is a white supremacist?”
Unable to defend the inflammatory accusation, the former White House aide to Bill Clinton offered a perplexing reply: “It almost doesn’t matter what I think or whether he is or not.”
Triggered by President Trump’s condemnation of the NFL’s disrespect of the National Anthem and American flag, and offering a cavernous space where substance to support his argument would otherwise be, Boykin continued:
“If this is really about respect for the flag, why didn’t he call for those young white men in Charlottesville, who were marching with the Confederate flag, to be fired from their jobs?”
Boykin didn’t explain what not condemning the Confederate flag had to do with criticizing disrespect of a national symbol.
“It’s not about respect for the flag” he said. “It’s about fanning the flames of racial hatred.”
Like calling the President a white supremacist?
Taking a “Why stop now” approach to absurdity, Boykin topped himself: “He’s playing the plantation politics. He thinks, apparently, that he is a slave master of black people in the NFL.”
“He’s attacking black athletes and black sports figures: Jemele Hill, and Colin Kaepernick (who is half white), and…Steph Curry (who is part Caucasion),” Boykin insisted, as he attacked a white president who had, contrary to the suggestion, not restricted his criticism to any particular race.
The Left’s increasing identity politics and obsession with skin color are exposing them for what they are: purveyors of an ideology incapable of winning in the arena of debate. Meanwhile, these are the colors—and the ideas—being protested at a football stadium near you: white signifies purity and innocence; red signifies valor and bravery; blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice. May we all ask ourselves, not whether the flag is worthy of us, but whether we are worthy of it?