‘That Is Sophism!’: Tucker Takes On Professor That Doubts Interracial Friendships [VIDEO]

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson took on a professor that wrote an op-ed questioning whether his children could be friends with white people Monday, accusing him of “sophism.”


The Yeshiva University professor, Ekow N. Yankah, recently penned an op-ed for the New York Times titled, “Can My Children Be Friends With White People?” In the piece, he wrote, “I will teach [my children] to be cautious, I will teach them suspicion, and I will teach them distrust. Much sooner than I thought I would, I will have to discuss with my boys whether they can truly be friends with white people.”

Tucker asked, “How would you feel if I told my children in an op-ed in The New York Times what you told your children, but the colors were reversed?”

Yankah responded, “Tucker, can I ask you a question?”

He asked, “Will you teach your girls to be cautious around men until they prove that they are men that can be trusted?”

The Daily Caller co-founder answered, “Men, but not men of a certain race, because I don’t think that the races are as different as you think they are. You think one is good and one is evil. That’s what you said in your piece.”

The two continued to go back and forth.

Carlson stated, “It’s not about sex, it’s about race. And no, I don’t teach [my children] that there are dramatic differences between the races, because I’m not a bigot.”

“So, to be sure, it’s fine for you to care for your daughters and make sure that they are healthy and well, but if I care for my sons in the same way…”

Carlson laughed and said, “That is sophism, ladies and gentlemen!”

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