Mara Gay, member of The New York Times’ editorial board and MSNBC contributor, apparently did not have a good Memorial Day weekend. On a day when Americans are supposed to take time to reflect and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this nation, Gay found herself confronted with a “disturbing” sight. Was it an image of gravestones at Arlington Cemetery, or wreaths being laid by grieving family members? No. Gay was disturbed by the sight of the American flag itself.
As she recounted to the reliably-liberal audience of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Gay visited Long Island over the long weekend and saw “dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with explicatives [sic] against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and in some cases just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing.” Gay viewed this as a threat, and specifically part of the larger threat of “Whiteness.”
“I think that as long as they see Americanness as the same as one with Whiteness, this is going to continue,” she said.
The backlash to her comments was considerable. Since she is an opinion writer, Gay is free to espouse her views as she wishes, however