Joy Reid Says Conservatives Would ‘Trade Tax Cuts’ To ‘Openly Say The N-Word’

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MSNBC host Joy Reid said Wednesday that for “people on the right,” not being able to “be openly racist and discriminatory without consequence is suppression.”

Reid, responding to a tweet from MSNBC political contributor Dr. Jason Johnson, said “people on the right would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-word like in ‘the good old days.'” (RELATED: Here Are 7 Times Joy Reid, MSNBC’s New Primetime Host, Spread Misinformation)

“To them, not being able to be openly racist and discriminatory without consequence is oppression,” Reid wrote. “Trump is the avatar for this ‘freedom.'”

Both Reid and Johnson were addressing a Deseret News article by journalist Bari Weiss, who claims “self-censorship is threatening democracy.”

In the article, Weiss noted how people on the left and right feel pressure to “self-censor” when talking about certain political topics. She mentioned a study from the Cato Institute that found 62% of Americans self-censor, and another 32% worry their political views could harm their employment prospects.

Reid will be teaching a master’s journalism class at Howard University in the spring of 2021.