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Peddling Stupid -- Georgetown Professor Compares Betsy Ross Flag to Swastika, Burning Cross

How low has academia sunk where the so-called brightest amongst them can be so willfully obtuse, intellectually dishonest, ignorant, and an asshat all at the same time.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

MSNBC guest Michael Eric Dyson compared the Betsy Ross American flag to the Nazi swastika and a burning Ku Klux Klan cross during an appearance Wednesday.


Nike canceled a release of shoes featuring the iconic flag with the 13 stars representing the original colonies after former NFL quarterback and liberal activist Colin Kaepernick objected because it was "offensive."


Dyson, a Georgetown University professor who frequently comments on racial issues from a left-wing perspective, defended the cancellation, citing its connection to the revolutionary period and that it was "deeply embroiled in enslavement."

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