MSNBC’s Hayes: Racism to Blame for States’ Lack of Medicaid Expansion

'The racial prism I use to analyze American politics has grown sharper'

MSNBC’s Hayes: Racism to Blame for States’ Lack of Medicaid Expansion (NewsBusters)

MSNBC personalities frequently turn to race to explain away society’s ills, and on Thursday’s All In, host Chris Hayes cried racism on the topic of state Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare. Hayes started by admitting what many people have probably guessed about him and many of his fellow MSNBC hosts – that he sees American politics through a racial lens. He proclaimed:

“The racial prism I use to analyze American politics has grown sharper and I think in some ways more pessimistic in the Obama era. I will cop to that, unquestionably. Like, I do think, see things more thoroughly through the prism of race.”

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