I watched this clip several times last night.
As far as I can tell, there are three points of views here:
1. Sen. Roger Wicker thinks it is ironic that Joe Biden is appointing a black woman to the Supreme Court since affirmative action is on the chopping block again at the Supreme Court and could be struck down. Affirmative action is deeply unpopular even in states like California. Most Americans would rather Joe Biden consider all possible nominees regardless of race and sex.
2. Chris Hayes thinks the Jim Crow South was a horrible, wicked place. As everyone in New York City knows, there used to be a racial caste system and a complex racial etiquette and a good ol’ boys network in Mississippi. The real problem with Jim Crow though is that Whites took their own side and discriminated against blacks. So, what we should do is bring it back and invert it and have a Jim Snow racial caste system and a woke racial etiquette and a good ol’ boys network where blacks like Jim Clyburn are in charge and favor other blacks like Michelle Childs and discriminate against non-blacks.
3. Finally, there is our side, which has always seen MLK and the Civil Rights Movement as a gigantic con that was pushed on America at a time when the mainstream media was a lot stronger than it is now. Gullible Whites were duped into believing that they were moving toward a “colorblind society.” Blacks never bought into this. Instead, it was nothing more than a cynical tactic that was used for a while to push their racial self interest, which was discarded as far back as the late 1960s. The open and explicit rejection of classic antiracism and colorblindness in favor of woke progressivism has confirmed our suspicions. Those of us who have always taken our own side and never felt any sense of racial guilt feel vindicated. Woke progressives like Chris Hayes are fine with racial discrimination as long as it is against Whites.
MLK was a con man. The Rev. Ralph Abernathy was a con man who spilled the beans in his book about the Civil Rights Movement. Jesse Jackson was a close associate of MLK and was at his side on the day he died in Memphis. The “Rev.” Jesse Jackson is a con man like his mentor. The “Rev.” Al Sharpton is such an obvious con man that no one outside of MSNBC doubts it. Malcolm X, too, was a con man.
Note: I see now that Chris Hayes was only carrying water for Chuck Schumer.