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"NBC News" quoted Cornell L. Craig, the director of diversity programs at Pace University in "Liam Neeson says he wanted to kill a black man after friend's rape"

02/04/2019

"NBC News" quoted Cornell L. Craig, the director of diversity programs at Pace University in "Liam Neeson says he wanted to kill a black man after friend's rape"

...Cornell L. Craig, the director of diversity programs at Pace University, said Neeson's story highlights, and can spark a conversation about, "a lot of the issues that are going on within our society."

"I connected it with the police brutality, the murder of black and brown men, and the idea that, inherently, the idea of darker skin maleness is a threat and either needs to be controlled or killed," Craig said.

"Had that had been a white male, would he have had that same reaction?” Craig asked. "I doubt he would have had that same reaction. I doubt he would want to attack any white man that he saw."

"As a person of color, you represent an entire group. And a lot of times, those implicit biases — while a person on a day-to-day basis won’t use racial slurs — some of those biases will bubble up in stressful situations," Craig said.

Some Twitter users also criticized Neeson after audio and text versions of the interview were published.

Journalist Ash Sarkar had thoughts similar to Craig's, and called Neeson out for playing the victim after the woman was raped.

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Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Cornell Craig, was interviewed for NBC's Stay Tuned

05/13/2018

Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Cornell Craig, was interviewed for NBC's Stay Tuned

Cornell Craig, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, was interviewed by NBC's Snapchat news program "Stay Tuned." Cornell gave his insights into the symbolism, imagery and cultural references in Childish Gambino's video, "This is America."

View the interview here