CNN’s Angela Rye calls out the racism driving the conservative defense of concentration camps at the southern border

CNN’s Angela Rye calls out the racism driving the conservative defense of concentration camps at the southern border

Rye: "There is a fear that white people are losing their power in this country. That is the bottom line. It is white fear. That is what is driving this"

Video ››› ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF

From the June 18 edition of CNN's Cuomo Prime Time:

Loading the player reg...

ANGELA RYE: What I think is most important, Chris, as we do so often in these great debates, is -- I think it's critical that we define it.

I am a kid who, as a point of privilege, I had a set of encyclopedias, they were orange encyclopedias that I loved to read, and so I pulled the encyclopedia definition for concentration camps, and I would like to share them with your viewer.

"Internment center for political prisoners and members of national or minority groups who are confined for reasons of state security, exploitation or punishment, usually by executive decree or military order."

And to that end, they are concentration camps at the border. To that end, whether we call them concentration camps or we call them detention, they are problematic.

...

I am telling you that we are irresponsible at this point, that whether we call them "concentration camps" or not, her point remains and the right is threatened by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez because she tells the truth, whether they can digest it or not.

And our bottom line here is, there's an inhumane crisis happening at the southern border and it is because of how these people look. It is because of difference, it is because there is a fear that white people are losing their power in this country.

That is the bottom line. It is white fear. That is what is driving this. It is racism at its core. It is what the foundation of this country is built upon, period.

Previously:

Watch CNN's Rick Santorum’s pathetic attempt to justify Trump’s confession that he welcomes election help from foreign governments

CNN keeps letting guests and paid commentators lie about climate scientists

CNN and Fox News contributors are appearing in numerous Trump campaign videos
 

Posted In
Immigration
Network/Outlet
CNN
Person
Angela Rye, Chris Cuomo
Show/Publication
Cuomo Prime Time
We've changed our commenting system to Disqus.
Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here.
Updated rules for commenting are here.