If you are not familiar with Michael Eric Dyson, you should read his biography. He got his Ph.D from Princeton and he teaches at Georgetown, plus he has published a bunch of books and is a regular on television. He seems to be doing rather well for an oppressed minority.
I would like to ask Dr. Dyson, “What country does it better than we do?”
Seriously. What country should we emulate? What country is a better place for black people to live?
I am not just talking about racism, although that’s definitely important. But I am also talking about individual freedom and economic opportunity. Is there any nation on this planet where he thinks he would have been better off?
I think we can rule out the entire continent of Africa, if only for the poverty. But over there all blacks are not created equal. Take a look at Darfur if you want to see what happens when tribe trumps race. On the other hand if you want to see some serious racism, check out Asia. They were hating each other long before the white man came along.
Is there any nation outside of Africa that has elected a black man to lead them? Certainly not in Europe. The Brits like to brag that they outlawed slavery long before we did but they exploited people of color in their colonial empire until the mid-20th Century. The same thing for the French, although the Belgians, Portuguese, Dutch and Spanish lost their colonies years earlier.
There are some former European colonies in the Americas that have had one of more black heads of state, but they are all small and impoverished, like Haiti. I don’t believe any of them are models of economic opportunity or racial relations anyway.
I’m not saying we’re perfect, but I don’t see anybody doing it better. So why does Dr. Michael Eric Dyson hate America? That’s biting the hand that feeds you.