Joy Reid stirs controversy by claiming “people on the right would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-word”

Wednesday, Joy Reid suggested “people on the right” are so racist that they “would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-word like in ‘the good old days'”

Reid responded to Dr. Jason Johnson who had wrote:

Yes, because code-switching, mask wearing and all of the other hoops that black people have to go through to appease enough of the majority to even GET into law school isn’t the issue. But censoring yourself from saying the N word amongst friends is

Joy Reid then replied:

I’ll say it again: 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.” To them, not being able to be openly racist and discriminatory without consequence is oppression. Trump is the avatar for this “freedom.”

The reaction was mixed.

“This is untrue and disgusting. How dare you”

“I wasn’t going to say anything but this is nuts. To me, as a quote part of the “right”, this is so GD offensive to even insinuate this that I felt obligated to respond, even though I hate discussing political issues.”

“It’s why the right keeps kicking and screaming about “PC culture” and now “Cancel culture.” They just want to be able to say bigoted, hateful things without having to be called out for it.”

“Joy, you nailed it! Republicans will trade our constitutional republic, our institutions and our Constitution for power! And if Republicans get power through blatant racism, the N-word, denying Black people the right to vote, they do it!”