A New York Times editorial board member said that she was “disturbed” upon seeing “dozens of American flags” on Americans’ vehicles over the weekend and insisted that the country needs to “separate America from whiteness.”
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Mara Gay, also an MSNBC analyst, appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, where she recalled the concerning moment a summer weekend turned into a horror movie.
“The reality is here that we have a large percentage of the American — I don’t know how big it is, but we have tens of millions of Trump voters who continue to believe that their rights as citizens are under threat by simple virtue of having to share the democracy with others,” Gay told “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski. “I think as long as they see Americanness as the same as one with whiteness, this is going to continue. We have to figure out how to get every American a place at the table in this democracy, but how to separate Americanness, America, from whiteness. Until we can confront that and talk about that, this is really going to continue.
“I was on Long Island this weekend, visiting a really dear friend, and I was really disturbed,” Gay continued.