Ibram X. Kendi, the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers including the work "How to Be an Antiracist," tweeted that he will not join conservative talk radio host Larry Elder's "minstrel show."
Kendi's comment came during a Twitter exchange between the two men.
"Only in America can black victicrats like @DrIbram become wealthy by telling white people how they prevent black people from becoming wealthy. Is this a great country or what?" Elder tweeted.
Kendi fired back: "Only in America can Black people become wealthy by telling White people they have 10 times the median wealth of Black people because they are superior—and not racism. No need to finance minstrel shows any more when they can finance Larry Elder."
Elder responded by inviting Kendi to come on his program, but Kendi rejected the offer.
"@DrIbram, I invite you on my show to discuss the root cause of black income/net worth 'inequality.' I'll follow you. Please follow me back so we can make arrangements. Looking forward to our discussion," Elder wrote.
"I won't be joining your minstrel show. But here's a book list if you care to learn about the causes of the racial wealth gap," Kendi answered, supplying a list of several titles.
"Why does the bologna avoid the grinder?" Elder tweeted.
During California's recent gubernatorial recall election Elder was the top contender to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom, but because voters did not oust Newsom from office, the Democratic governor will be able to serve out the remainder of his term.