On the Aug. 24 edition of “All In with Chris Hayes,” President of Demos Action Heather McGhee and host Chris Hayes discuss her C-SPAN segment focusing on racism.
In the now viral C-SPAN clip, a white caller asks how he can move past his bigotry toward Black people.
McGhee suggests that the caller stop watching late-night news media that focuses heavily on Black crime and not enough on white.
In addition, the commentator recommends that the caller read history, join a diverse church and meet Black people to dispel the acquired myths.
She even reiterates those sentiments on Wednesday’s show.
McGhee and Hayes believe that conservative media fosters anti-Black bigotry by excessively covering Black crime.
As a result, white people believe that Blacks are more dangerous than they actually are.
“Now, we are at a moment where people are taking sides on race,” she states. “It feels like there is a vested interest to deny the existence of racism. There is a very clear narrative that is justifying racial inequality.”
Furthermore, the political commentator has tried to put herself in the shoes of racist whites.
” … You have had to be surrounded by images, stories, myths and narratives as [justifications for racism]. And this is where we are today.”