Juan Williams was invited by PBS to participate in a panel on social justice, but they dropped him from the panel after they found out he wasn’t black enough.
Juan Williams Says White PBS Host Disinvited Him From Panel on Racial Justice After Realizing He’s From Panama https://t.co/SABD6s5oWS
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) March 17, 2021
Fox News host and political analyst Juan Williams said an invitation to participate in a PBS show focusing on social justice was withdrawn after the host of the show found out Williams was from Panama.
The show that extended the invitation to Williams is This is America & the World, hosted by Dennis Wholey, Mediaite has learned.
“The host explained that his research showed, and here I’m going to quote him, Juan’s background is one hundred precent Panamanian, end quote,” Williams said. “The white host said he is a fan of my work on television, but my background didn’t fit with a program about Black protest. How insulting.”
Williams said that he was born in Panama, and has lived in the U.S. since he was four years old. He said that the results of an Ancestry.com profile revealed that 50% of his background comes from Benin, Togo, Nigeria, and the Ivory Coast, 30% comes from India, and 20% comes from Scotland, Ireland and Norway.
“It’s also true that my dad is a Black man. He was born in Jamaica,” Williams said. “My mom is a woman born in Panama to a father from India and a mother of African descent who was born in the Caribbean.”
“As you can see, I’m mostly black,” Williams said, adding that he grew up speaking Spanish and English. “I went to school and lived in low-income Black Brooklyn … I know my way around a lot of people and out of a lot of stereotypical boxes.”
It’s not that I necessarily care what the left does to the left, per se, or have much sympathy for Williams here. But the reason I’m posting this is to point out just how radical the far left has become, that a white PBS host would tell a black commentator who grew up in the US that he’s not black enough to talk about social justice on his show. Amazing.
Women aren’t women anymore and apparently some black people just aren’t black enough for the left. Identity politics at its best!
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com