Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized over the weekend for making racially-charged comments about Barack Obama's rise to the presidency. The Nevada Senator faced sharp criticism after saying that Obama had become the nation's first black president because he was "light-skinned" and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

Obama has reportedly accepted Reid's apology, but not everyone is satisfied. In this video, Professor and author Michael Eric Dyson laments Obama's passive response to the situation and encourages the president to "step up to the bully pulpit that he has inherited."