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Joy Reid is at it again.

The MSNBC anchor is stirring the racial pot with an oar. And, as usual, she is doing so while barely tethered to reality, if at all.

“Open question to those who are afraid of ‘critical race theory’ (which isn’t being taught in K-12 schools; it’s a course offering in law schools, but you clearly are conflating it with the #1619Project),” she asked via Twitter. “What do you WANT taught about U.S. slavery and racism? Nothing? Or what?”

Reid further hallucinated, “Currently, most k-12 students already learn a kind of Confederate Race Theory, whereby the Daughters of the Confederacy long ago imposed a version of history wherein slavery was not so bad and had nothing to do with the civil war, and lynchings and violence never happened.”

Is Joy Reid a journalist or a cartoon character? I fear it’s the latter. In her Looney Tune world, the Daughters of the Confederacy whitewash American history and make slavery appear as just another lifestyle choice.

In America, where I live, children learn about the evils of slavery and Jim Crow in history classes. They and other Americans watch televised depictions of and documentaries on slavery, via epic shows like Roots (1977 and 2016),  Ken Burns’ The Civil War (1990), and Underground (2016-2017). The Silver Screen has sparkled with the Academy Award-winning Django Unchained (2012) and Seven Years a Slave (2013) and the Oscar-nominated Harriet (2019), among others.

American students focus on slavery during Black History Month, every February, when they also learn how Republican President Abraham Lincoln crushed the Democrat-run Confederacy and emancipated the slaves. Free black men and women overcame their shackles, often painfully, and have contributed mightily — and still do — to the transformation of America into the greatest country on Earth.

All of this is presented on the National Mall, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in September 2016.

Joy Reid’s bizarre claim about Americans being taught Confederate Race Theory T-bones into these facts. Who actually teaches such courses? Can Reid demonstrate that such (mis)instruction really takes place anywhere in this country?

It would be fascinating to see any evidence that Reid can offer to bolster her incendiary accusations. She likely will keep everyone waiting for such proof forever.

It’s well past time for Joy Reid to stop lunching with Daffy Duck and start living in America, with the rest of us.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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3 months ago

All I can say is “I’m glad I’m not parent of an America hating worthless skank whore like this”! TALK ABOUT A MONUMENTAL FAILURE AS PARENT.

Howard Roark
3 months ago

Here in Tulsa, the public and Catholic schools have taught about the Tulsa Race Massacre since at least the early 1960s. Ms. Reid must be making stuff up.

3 months ago

These lefties use race to bludgeon whites in this country with this nonsense. To them, nothing has changed, nothing has gotten better, and Bull Connor must still be the police chief of Birmingham, Alabama, I suppose. Unwittingly, they seem to think a race war would probably be just desserts for the evils of the past. What they forget is that they themselves would eventually be eaten alive by this. Remember Robespierre during the French Terror?

3 months ago
Reply to  Ruckweiler

None of them have ever been a slave. Andrew Johnson a Black Man WAS THE VERY FIRST SLAVE OWNER IN THIS COUNTRY, THE SLAVES WERE WHITE. White , Yellow, Red, and Black people have been enslaved, the difference is WE DON’T WHINE like the Blacks and expect free S–T.

3 months ago
Reply to  Neverbeenadem

Slave are slave no matter what color
all races were one time or another slaves
just happened that the black had theirs under several colors especially the oriental race
it is the power of the weapon used against humanity as control
like the natural animal kingdom

3 months ago

Well Joy, if it wasn’t for YOUR OWN people bringing your relatives here from YOUR HOME country, and SELLING you off, you could be in your HOME country enjoying all the things YOUR home country built, invented (nothing) and just havin’ a good ole’ time. Feel free to go HOME anytime.

Richard Shaffer Home
3 months ago
Reply to  grinnie

Joy and the other lefties need to look ay the facts. 1.)Blacks are 13% of the total population. 2) In countless surveys black men prefer white women. Give them two generations to father children
and you will not be able to measure the blacks because there will be so few of them. They will be part of the new mixed populous. 3) Joy does not have the intelligence to recognize this but she is in the last black generation in USA.

3 months ago
Reply to  grinnie

I’ll chip in if it is a one-way ticket!

3 months ago

She hates America because she sees all of those white bleached blondes taking her black men.
Or is it the other way around???

2 months ago

Joy Reid is paid to run her mouth – her employer is the real culprit. Most so-called ‘blacks’ are part white already – this liason between black and white has gone on centuries – black is just a dominant color, so you see shades of light tan to African dark with any array of white to dark features – so who is it that is complaining – half black or half white?

3 months ago

The question for millions is was Joy Reid always this ignorant, or did Harvard University make her especially stupid enough to work for the one party propaganda news outlets. Are Harvard non-science graduates, all this dumb, after attending the Ivory institutions? They can now advertise using Reid as their poster child, yes parents, we can help make your high school graduate very stupid after only one semester here, guaranteed or you money back, we here at ivory league avenue, will deliver to your front door a true moron in no time flat. When our employers in the free enterprise sector seek junior college graduates over these Einsteins as they do now, you know we are in deep poop. I don’t know about you guys, but Joy Reid surely makes me want to pay off college loans of her fellow graduates, and I definitely can’t wait to pay extra taxes for reparations for slavery when none of my descendants were in the America during slavery. Yup Reid definitely makes ya proud to be an american, this is the only country on earth, where a bull shit story teller like Reid and 98% of all propaganda media announcers can get paid to lie to us nonstop 24/7.

3 months ago

This racist, silly woman Joy Reid has to constantly say something stupid to get attention. Her show’s ratings are so low, that’s the only way she can get any attention.

3 months ago

Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project are nothing more than feeble attempts by the Democrats to further themselves away from their guilt.

Barb King
3 months ago

They say the only thing keeping these idiots from changing this country is white evangelist and once they can ruin any Christ believing Christian they will be able to “Reset” this great country which was founded on the Bible!!

3 months ago

Duh momentum

3 months ago

The military wing of the Democratic Party, Post Civil War, the KKK. It is now ANTIFA.

3 months ago

Mr. Murdock, God bless you! This nonsense has been going on for a long time. You are right to call it out. On the contrary, I have seen Equal Opportunity create a BLACK Privilege where folks of color are actually favored. Yet still certain of their number whine incessantly about ‘White privilege.’ What they really desire is total ascendancy. They won’t get it. They are being used as pawns to divide the nation, cancel our culture and erase our history, to achieve the complete triumph of SOCIALISM. If that transpires, everybody will LOSE.

3 months ago

I am so sick of their bitching and bellyaching. Most of those alive today have been the recipients of endless amounts of aid in the form of affirmative action in hiring, promotion, admission to schools, etc., food and housing subsidies, and in fact all manners of welfare, all while being the biggest pox this nation has ever known. Now they want more, “reparations” for crap they never suffered from people who never did anything to them, people whose cities, neighborhoods, livelihoods and even their lives themselves have been destroyed by these primitive throw-backs. The only thing they’ll get from me is a free ride back to the Dark Continent where they belong, and never should have left.

3 months ago

Yawn. Oh, sorry, Joy, did you just say something?

3 months ago

Who in the world watches “Joy Reid”? Are there really that many stupid people in the country? If the answer to that is “Yes” then we are doomed anyway so it doesn’t really matter.

3 months ago

They slowly slip into insanity and build a world they envision but can’t comprehend. It is like a very bad dream that is so real it scares you awake in a cold sweat. Unfortunately Joy has never woken up to reality.

Gene Ralno
2 months ago

False chutzpah from this leftist radical. Apparently she hasn’t heard that southern slave owners were democrats. How does she get away with besmirching those of us who want freedom of choice, FOR EVERYONE. Protected human rights, FOR EVERYONE. Freedom to accumulate wealth, FOR EVERYONE. And on and on. She needs to stay in school learn what the U.S. has done for everyone.

In the era she rails about, Confederates were southern democrats, pretty much all of them after 1828. The GOP began in Wisconsin in 1854 and pretty much served the nation well after that. Democrats lost the slavery issue and turned to socialism which is a system not too distant from slavery. The goal remains to control the means of production and the wealth generated from it.

2 months ago

Joy has a job for one reason only and it’s not based on her knowledge.