迈克尔·埃里克·戴森(Michael Eric Dyson)将批评警察退役的批评者与反对废除奴隶制的美国白人进行了比较

迈克尔·埃里克·戴森(Michael Eric Dyson)将批评警察退役的批评者与反对废除奴隶制的美国白人进行了比较

Liberal commentator Michael Eric Dyson likened Americans who oppose defunding the 警察 to Whites who opposed abolishing slavery on Tuesday.

I know some people have been outraged by the use of abolish the police,” he said on风景.” “Guess what? In the 1850s many White Americans were against abolishing slavery. So that the very word ‘abolition’ has caused some people problems, it has been a longstanding tradition in America.

在剪辑中 flagged by media watchdog NewsBusters, Dyson also praised President-elect 乔·拜登 for his shoutout to Black voters in his victory speech, although Biden also 反对 defunding the police. Dyson urged Biden toreach over to progressive forces within the Democratic partythe same way he claims to work across the aisle with Republicans.

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Dyson 添加 that defunding police was simply another way of sayinglet’s reassign money.But during an interview in June, Dyson praised even having discussions about abolishing police as a positive step.

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Arguments about defunding the police are also on the horizon,” 他说. “For instance, in New Jersey, we’ve seen examples of the defunding of the police and getting rid of police departments. Whether it’s outright abolition or not, at least the conversation is on the table.

Defunding police is broadly defined, ranging from reallocating budgets to other city resources to full-on abolition of police departments. It proved broadly unpopular 在此期间 2020 选举, and some Democrats blamed the slogan for House members losing seats.

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Some more liberal members have continued to push it though, 如 “队” members like Reps. 亚历山大·奥卡西奥·科尔特斯, D-N.Y。, 和 伊尔汗·奥马尔(Ilhan Omar), D-Minn. Omar fired back at former President Barack Obama on Tuesday after he dismissed it as an alienating “口号,” tweeting it was in fact apolicy demand.

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