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Michael Eric Dyson Bio, Biography, Age, Wife (Marcia L. Dyson), Children, Parents, Net Worth, Controversies

On Friday 31 August 2018 Dyson calls Trump "dimwitted dictator" while speaking at Franklin's funeral

Michael Eric Dyson Bio

Michael Eric Dyson was born on 23 October 1958. He is an academic, author, preacher, and radio host. He works at Sociology at Georgetown University as a Professor. Described by Michael A. Fletcher as “a Princeton PhD and a child of the streets who takes pains never to separate the two”. Dyson has authored or edited more than twenty books dealing with subjects such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Marvin Gaye, Nas’s debut album Illmatic, Bill Cosby, Tupac Shakur, and Hurricane Katrina.
Born October 23, 1958 (age 59) Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Age 59 Years old as of 2018
Net Worth $ 950,00 as of 2018 (est.)
Nationality American
Education Knoxville College
Carson-Newman College (BA, 1985)
Princeton University (MA, 1991)
Princeton University (PhD, 1993)
Occupation Author, Professor
Employer Georgetown University
Theresa Taylor (m. 1977; div. 1979)
Brenda Joyce (m. 1982; div. 1992)
Marcia Louise (m. 1992)
Children  Michael If, Maisha , Maidyson
Parents Addie Dyson – Mother, Everett Dyson – Father
Siblings Anthony DysonEverett Dyson-BeyGregory DysonBrian Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson Biography

Dyson was born in Detroit, Michigan on 23 October 1958. His parents are Addie Mae Leonard, her mother who was from Alabama. His stepfather, Everett Dyson adopted him. He went to school at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on an academic scholarship but left and completed his education at Northwestern High School. Dyson was ordained as a Baptist minister at nineteen years of age. He worked in factories in Detroit to support his family, later joining Knoxville College as a freshman at the age of twenty-one. Dyson received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Carson–Newman College in 1985. He obtained his master’s and PhD in religion, from Princeton University. Dyson served on the board of directors of the Common Ground Foundation, a project dedicated to empowering urban youth in the United States. Dyson and his third wife (now separated), Marcia L. Dyson, were regular guests and speakers at the Aspen Institute Conferences and Ideas Festival. “2011 Speakers. Marcia Dyson”, Aspen Ideas Festival. Dr Dyson most recently hosted a television show, The Raw Word.

Michael Eric Dyson Marcia L. Dyson

Dyson married Marcia L. Dyson in 1992. In 2007 there were rumours of their divorce but the couple are still together as of 2018.

Michael Eric Dyson with wife Marcia Dyson National CARES
Michael Eric Dyson with wife Marcia Dyson National CARES Mentoring Movement (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for National CARES Mentoring Movement))

Maricia and Michael Eric Dyson attend the National CARES Mentoring Movement’s third annual For The Love Of Our Children Gala on January 29, 2018 in New York City.

The Michael Eric Dyson Show

On 6 2018 2009, The Michael Eric Dyson Show radio program debuted. It was being broadcasted from Morgan State University. The show’s first guest was Oprah Winfrey, to whom Dyson dedicated his book Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson. The show was discontinued in 2011 after airing its last episode.

Michael Eric Dyson Beliefs

yson’s general philosophy is that American black people are continuing to suffer from generations of ongoing oppression; therefore, white Americans should compensate blacks financially. On Fox News with Tucker Carlson, Dyson suggested that white Americans (due to white privilege) should create individual reparation accounts and give money to local black communities. During the Munk Debates of 2018, Dyson either claimed or endorsed the following statements:

  • the country is a giant safe space for white people,
  • success is easier for white people, and
  • white people should be taxed more to offset continued effects of slavery

Michael Eric Dyson Controversies

Dyson has been criticized for several public remarks. In the Munk Debates of 2018, Dyson called Jordan Peterson “a mean, mad white man.”[ After Peterson responded by criticizing Dyson’s use of race in the debate, Dyson issued a criticism that ended with “So, I’m saying again, you’re a mean, mad white man, and the viciousness is evident.” In a 2018 debate with conservative Candace Owens on MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Dyson called Owens, a “little girl.” Dyson has since apologized for doing so.

On Friday, 31 August 2018 Dyson while speaking ar Aretha Franklin  Funera termed her as personified black girl magic and in no way did she ever “work” for Donald Trump,he called the president a “dimwitted dictator”. He was referring to Trump’s recent comment about Franklin previously working for him.

Reaction on Twitter on his Sentiments in Aretha Franklin Funeral


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