“The cross burning on somebody’s lawn. Why don’t we just have a Nike celebration of the cross—those symbols are symbols of hate.”
Nike launched a new line of sneakers just in time for Independence Day which feature a Betsy Ross flag on the heels. The line was pulled after complaints from noted social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick. Now, Michael Eric Dyson is piling on as well.
During a segment on MSNBC, Dyson compared the Betsy Ross flag to a swastika, and other racist symbols.
David Rutz reports at the Washington Free Beacon:
MSNBC Guest Compares Betsy Ross Flag to Swastika, Burning Cross
MSNBC guest Michael Eric Dyson compared the Betsy Ross American flag to the Nazi swastika and a burning Ku Klux Klan cross during an appearance Wednesday…
Dyson, a Georgetown University professor who frequently comments on racial issues from a left-wing perspective, defended the cancellation, citing its connection to the revolutionary period and that it was “deeply embroiled in enslavement.”
MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson asked Dyson to address the argument that Nike’s decision to pull the shoes was “PC culture run amok.”
“Words matter. Symbols matter, too,” Dyson said. “Why don’t we wear a swastika for July 4th? Because, I don’t know, it makes a difference. The cross burning on somebody’s lawn. Why don’t we just have a Nike celebration of the cross—those symbols are symbols of hate. So we can take PC culture back.”
Here’s the video:
If you’re having trouble keeping up with the left’s ever changing rules, you’re not alone:
That Betsy Ross flag sure fell out of fashion quickly. (Photo: 2nd Obama inaugural, 2013) pic.twitter.com/8xg8xCPLXb
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) July 3, 2019
Donald Trump Jr. for the win:
If the Betsy Ross Flag, the flag of the American Revolution, is too offensive for Nike to commemorate The 4th of July maybe Nike should go with this… seems to be more in line with their views. pic.twitter.com/prAyOwTOau
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 3, 2019
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