Princeton professor Eddie Glaude, Jr. said on MSNBC’s “Deadline” on Wednesday that there was a “republican cadre” who refused to accept America’s diversity while talking to Republican members of the Congress votes to name a Tallahassee courthouse after Judge Joseph W. Hatchett, the first black man to serve on the Florida Supreme Court.
Ahead of the House vote, Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) circulated an Associated Press story from 1999 about a Hatchett-written ruling that overturned a public school policy allowing prayers at graduation ceremonies degrees in Florida.
Anchor Nicolle Wallace said: “It makes all their rhetoric and fake outrage about cancel culture so stupid. They don’t even know why they canceled something they were doing 48 hours ago.
Glaude said, “It might be a generous read in the sense that they know why they voted against once they find out Rep. Clyde said he ruled against school prayer, it’s part of their culture war. It’s a way of bowing down to their base.
He concluded: “There is a feeling among a certain group of Republicans, and they seem to have an oversized influence in this Republican party, that this country must remain a white nation in the vein of old Europe. This means the build environment. This means the names of buildings and the names of courthouses. It means the story we teach. This is not a culture war. It is a categorical refusal to accept America’s diversity. We have to understand what it is, and we have to understand these people for who they are.
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