MSNBC Guest Derides Black Kentucky AG as 'Skin Folk' But 'Not Kinfolk'

September 23, 2020

Retired Los Angeles police sergeant Cheryl Dorsey on Wednesday suggested Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron is a foe of African Americans because prosecutors aren't bringing murder charges for the death of Breonna Taylor.

"Let me say this as a black woman, [Cameron] does not speak for black folks," Dorsey said during an appearance on MSNBC. "He's skin folk but he is not kinfolk. And so just like he thinks they can’t speak for Kentucky because he’s up there with a black face, he does not speak for all of us."

Dorsey criticized Cameron after a Kentucky grand jury decided no police officers involved would be charged for the death of Breonna Taylor, although one is being charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. Cameron is a Republican who spoke at the party's national convention last month.

Cameron told the press that Taylor's death was a tragedy but that officers acted in self defense because her boyfriend fired on them.

"Criminal law is not meant to respond to every sorrow and grief," Cameron said. "But my heart breaks for the loss of Miss Taylor."