Whites don’t quite understand Will Smith Slap – ‘There’s a nuance to what happened’

MSNBC “The Cross Connection” host Tiffany Cross on Sunday tried to explain Chris Rock’s slap in the face of Will Smith at last week’s Oscars to white people, who she said didn’t understand why black people wanted they refrain from commenting on the incident.

Grio columnist Michael Harriot claimed it was “difficult to explain to a white person what the difference is between a slap with bare hands and a punch”, adding that “they consider it all violent “.

Cross said there was “a nuance to what happened” and compared it to a guest commenting on an incident inside someone else’s house.

“I’ll try to put this into context for our fellow white people as best I can,” Cross pointed out. “And really, really, black America, there’s a commonality between all of us. What if we went to a white man’s house, and it was their family dinner, and we sat at the table, and the mother was walking away and slapping father. And everyone around the table has an opinion. You know, sister is like, ‘Mom, you always do that.’ And the brother is like, ‘I can’t believe you’re doing this.’ And dad is like, ‘You’re terrible.’ If I stand up as a guest in this house and say, ‘Yeah, you guys are terrible.’ Everyone says, ‘I’m sorry. When did you get a notice? This is our table family.

She added: “That’s how that moment felt for a lot of us. And there’s a nuance to what happened that we should get into.

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