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Cornel West: Fox News Anti-Black Lives Matter Rhetoric ‘White Fear Grounded in White Privilege’

Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Princeton University professor of African American Studies Cornel West said Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly and “Fox & Friends” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck discussions about the Black Lives Matter movement as a hate group was “white fear grounded in white privilege.”

West said, “We have to keep in mind, they said the same thing about Martin King, the same thing about SNCC [Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee]. Whenever you have black rage expressed based on black suffering in the face of white fear grounded in white privilege, that clash is one in which you’re going to get some hyperbolic rhetoric.”

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