MSNBC's Chris Matthews to Black Pastor: 'I Hope You Evolve' ow.ly/1jKxbC—
NewsBusters (@newsbusters) May 14, 2012
But it just so happens that the minister, Bishop Harry Jackson, is against gay marriage, which makes what Matthews said totally OK.
Fellow black minister, Reverend Delman Coates also appeared on the show. After Coates indicated he supported gay marriage, Jackson retorted, “Why not let the Muslims have polygamy and bigamy?”
This prompted Matthews to insultingly suggest: “I hope you evolve…I’m just teasing.”
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See, the way it works is, it’s not racist to insult a black man if departs from the political road that’s been paved for him. It’s “teasing.” It’s pointing out his flaws. After all, he’s not toeing your line; he’s still got some evolving to do.
Don’t expect an apology from Matthews anytime soon. Don’t expect much of anything from him.