MSNBC host Joy Reid chuckled as a guest went on a racially charged tirade against Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and other black Republicans and conservatives during Thursday evening’s broadcast. Elie Mystal, the justice correspondent for The Nation, accused Thomas, Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, Republican Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida, and conservative commentator Candace Owens of promoting their beliefs solely for financial gain. Reid referenced a report from Fix the Court, which alleges that Thomas has accepted over $4 million in gifts while serving on the Supreme Court.

“I think it’s important for people to ask what are these people paying for? What are they getting for their $4 million they have given to Clarence Thomas over the past 20 years? What they’re getting, just to link your last segment together, what they’re getting is what Byron Donalds wants,” Mystal told Reid. “What they’re getting is Jim Crow. What they’re getting is a guy like Clarence Thomas who like Byron Donalds’ entire judicial philosophy is that well, some negroes are magic. No matter what the white man does to us, we can just rise above as long as they don’t shoot us or kill us or rape us or drown us. If you tell people that, if you’re black, if you’re Donalds, if you’re Thomas and you tell white people that, they will give you money.”

“That’s what’s happened to Clarence Thomas for 20 years,” Mystal continued. “He’s told white folks exactly what they want to hear, ruled exactly as they would like him to rule. And done it as their black friend, and so the money is just pouring out, and you see it in these reports where, again, Clarence Thomas — in the figures that we saw today, you know, Sam Alito made like $200,000 [in]disclosed gifts over the past 20 years. Antonin Scalia, the hero of their movement, around $200,000. Clarence Thomas, $4 million.”