Tucker Carlson Guest Says Democrats Want Criminal Justice Reform Because Their 'False Narrative' Claims Current System Is 'Racist'

Heather Mac Donald, author of The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture, said that the Democratic party support criminal justice reform because they are in "the grips of a false narrative which says that the criminal justice system is racist" during an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight Thursday evening.

"This massive wave of deincarceration, decriminalization that is going on across the country, as you're point out, Tucker, is being done in the name of racial justice," Mac Donald said. "Well, guess who those homicide victims are overwhelmingly? Blacks. Law-abiding blacks. The criminal justice system, Tucker, is not racist. The incidents of people in prison are because of crime, not their skin color."

"Prison today remains a lifetime achievement award for persistence in criminal offending. You have to work very hard to get yourself sentenced to prison. And yet the elites are convinced, and they are trying to persuade the rest of the world that America's endemic racism is willy-nilly throwing black people in prison and throwing away the keys, that is simply not the case," she added.

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A guest on Thursday's Tucker Carlson Tonight declared that Democrats want criminal justice reform because their "false narrative" claims current system is "racist." Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Mac Donald, currently a Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, came under fire during a recent speaking engagement at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

During her lecture at the school on November 15, a large group of students stood up and walked out of the room, chanting, "Your racism is not welcome," "My oppression is not a delusion," and "You are not welcome." The interruption lasted three minutes before Mac Donald resumed her comments.

Mac Donald responded to the situation with an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal entitled "Why Are College Campuses So Afraid of Me?"

Michele Murray, dean of students at Holy Cross, replied to the op-ed with an op-ed of her own at the Journal in support of the students.

It read, in part, "I would suggest to Ms. Mac Donald that the students who interrupted her talk for all of three minutes weren't afraid of her, they just disagreed."

"[Their] education requires them to wrestle with a wide range of ideas," Murray stated, "which sometimes means engaging speakers with controversial messages, as with Ms. Mac Donald. And sometimes, it means making use of their own free speech to combat objectionable ideas."

Mac Donald demurred in a comment to The College Fix.

"Had the students actually been willing to combat my ideas they would have listened to my talk and asked questions at the end designed to expose my perceived errors. Instead, they dramatically walked out, leaving half the auditorium empty," she said.