If you’ve ever heard Michael Eric Dyson speak, you know it’s intense. He speaks quickly so you have to listen fast. But it’s always well worth it because every time I’ve heard MED speak, whether it be at a University, a church or even a morning radio show, he tells the gospel truth, making you laugh, grunt in agreement and think critically not only about the world as it exists today, but what you could do to make it better.
On Black celebs meeting with Trump
Before Charlamagne could introduce him good enough, Dr. Dyson was ready to start talking about the Black celebrities who have met with Donald Trump, in the days leading up to his inauguration. He noted that all of the Black folks he’s taken pictures with are comedians, football players and rappers-many people who “have not been routinely engaging in social justice.” He mentioned that Donald Trump is really ready to engage with the Congressional Black Caucus or actual activists who would challenge some of his comments, policies etc. He said it was very clear that Donald Trump was trying very hard to “avoid serious Black heat.”