Tucker Carlson's new racist insult: calling MSNBC's Joy Reid “the race lady”

Carlson has referred to Joy Reid as “the race lady” multiple times in recent weeks

America’s loudest white supremacist, Tucker Carlson, has recently taken to calling MSNBC host Joy Reid “the race lady” and mocking her educational achievements. 

On April 28, he mocked Reid for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, saying, “Well, Joy-Ann Reid, the race lady over at MSNBC, took a quick break from haraguing whitey yesterday to reveal something deeply personal about herself on television.”

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Citation From the April 28, 2021 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

The day prior, he mischaracterized comments she made about vaccine hesitancy in the United States, twice referred to her as “the race lady,” and twice mocked her Harvard degree.

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Citation From the April 27, 2021 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

On April 22, Carlson somehow twisted Reid’s comments on the death of Ma'Khia Bryant into an attack on white people, referring to her as “the race lady” and saying she’s lived “an unusually privileged life.”

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Citation From the April 22, 2021 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

And on March 8, he twice called Reid “the race lady” and mocked her for attending Harvard.

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Citation From the March 8, 2021 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

This racist insult he’s specifically designated for one of the highest-profile Black women in media is part of a larger pattern of harassment and intimidation Carlson unleashes against any journalist with whom he disagrees. 

All of Fox News’ major advertisers bear responsibility for sponsoring Carlson’s bigotry and harassment. They now face a choice ahead of the 2021 upfronts — when TV executives market their programming to advertisers — between continuing to enable Carlson’s vendetta against women of color and allocating their advertising budget elsewhere, while protecting themselves from this toxic volatility.

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