Who is Ethan Johnson? Tucker Carlson calls Portland prof a 'low IQ vandal' for saying 'slavery is still here'
Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed a professor from Portland State University, calling him a 'low IQ vandal'. Carlson shared a video clip of Professor Ethan Johnson where he claimed that slavery 'is right here'. In the video, the head of the Black Studies Department was speaking with The 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah Jones.
Carlson targeted his remark and sarcastically jibed, "Ok, so the Civil War never happened. Turns out that your ancestors weren't killed or maimed trying to end slavery. Abraham Lincoln never signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Slavery is still under way." He lashed out further at Johnson adding, "That's the view of some guy who is literally claiming to be a college professor." The incident happened during Carlson's segment 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' on Thursday, May 13, 2021.
Who is Ethan Johnson?
Dr Ethan Johnson is the present chair and associate professor at the Black Studies Department in Portland State University's School of Gender, Race, and Nations. He is the founder of Black Bag Speakers Series and is academic qualifications include a PhD in Social and Cultural Studies in Education from the University of California at Berkeley.
At Portland, he teaches courses like Multiracial Experience in the United States, Blackness in Latin America, and the African Diaspora in Europe. According to his university bio, Johnson specializes in "educational experiences of youth of African descent concerning how they negotiate and interpret racial identity and racism in the United States and Ecuador and by extension Latin America." His research also explores the contrasting representations of White and Black people in pop culture and mainstream media. He is also recognized for his socio-historical analysis of the Black community in Portland, Oregon.
In the video clip shown on Carlson's show, Johnson can be heard saying, "One of the things that is really important, I think is, to not frame slavery as our legacy but as it's still here. It's legacy suggests that it's over and there's some remnants of it moving forward. And I would suggest that, no, slavery is right here. The idea of what a slave is, is still here. And we're living that."
While slamming him, Carlson said, "But he's not alone, people like that are in charge of the schools now. Low IQ vandals wrecking what they did not build, from the very bottom to the very top. They are everywhere."