MSNBC political analyst Michael Eric Dyson said on “Now w/Alex Wagner” that Bill Cosby didn’t just allegedly rape women; he raped the entire black community with his famous comments critiquing the community. (VIDEO: MSNBC Guest: Capitalism Is An ‘Oppressive Force’ Against Blacks)
WAGNER: And many in the black community say he has had not the right tact in talking about the issues that plague African-Americans…
DYSON: …You’re beating up on people. You’re a hypocrite by doing so, which is why I never speak about a lot of stuff… I’m not going to get up on a megaphone to beat someone down. And Bill Cosby has been relentless and nasty.
Let me tell you something else; the very kind of man who would rape woman, allegedly, is the same kind of man who will rape an entire black community. Poor black people, who are powerless before him, using his powerful foot to clamp down on their neck. And black people who think that tough love and hate are the same thing, and that excoriation is the sign of affection, I think also have to admit this is something that is a blistering part of our own psyche that has to be addressed.