Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Trump defender: 'As a white man you don't get to define what racism is'

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Sunday 13 November 2016 13:45
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Nigerian author and activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie appeared on BBC Newsnight on Friday, where she spoke about Donald Trump's campaign and victory.

Emmett Tyrrell Jr, founder and editor of The American Spectator joined the discussion about racism.

Tyrrell argued that Donald Trump hadn't said anything racist during his campaign trail, and his endorsement by the KKK was nothing more than an unfortunate detail.

Adichie, calm and eloquent as ever, issued the following:

I’m sorry, but as a white man, you don’t get to define what racism is, you really don’t. You don’t get to sit there and say he hasn’t been racist when objectively he has.

Tyrrell argued that Trump's comment about the federal judge who had been presiding over a case against Trump University, (Trump said he couldn't do his job properly on account of his Mexican heritage) was not racist.

Adichie's eye-roll game was strong.

You can watch the entire exchange below:

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