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MSNBC’s Reid: ‘Wealthy White Christian’ Americans Will Pull Apartheid Model to Maintain Power

‘And they are not afraid of it and they are increasingly open about it’

A host on MSNBC says “wealthy white Christian” Americans will use an “Apartheid model” to isolate minorities and preserve their power.

The prediction came from AM Joy host, Joy Ann Reid, who appeared at an event hosted by the teachers union, American Federation of Teachers.

 “My father came — grew up in the Congo, which [like the United States] is also a system of minority rule based on tribe,” Reid said. “My mother came from a system in which the last president in her lifetime served for 24 years. No country is an eternal democracy. Democracy is extremely fragile, and multiracial democracy is so fragile we're practically the only one that's pulled it off.”

“My husband's from England, England has like 6% non-white people,” Reid continued. “This is a very difficult thing to maintain. And when you have a very determined minority, in this case wealthy white men and wealthy white Christian men and Christian Americans who are of the fundamentals variety, who are very clear that no matter what happens if they have to pull the South Africa model to maintain power forever they will do it, and they're not afraid of it and they're increasingly open about it and Donald Trump is merely the avatar for this, he didn't create it, he simply benefited from it.”

Reid went on: “And I think the sooner that the majority, the actual numerical majority in this country figures that out and stop treating these elections as just foregone conclusions that you can fix it with just a simple election and that it will be free and fair, the sooner that we will wake up and actually have majority rule in this country."

Reid spoke during a panel on “Civic Participation in an age of Democratic Peril."

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