On Fox News yesterday with Chris Wallace, Lindsay Graham said it was his opinion that systemic racism doesn’t exist, that America is not a racist country because Obama was president for two terms, and Kamala Harris is now vice president.
After Wallace played a clip of Joe Biden’s remarks after Chauvin was convicted of murder, he asked Graham, “Is there systemic racism in the country in policing and in other institutions?”
“Not in my opinion,” Graham said. “We just elected an African American president to two terms, the vice president is of African-American and Indian descent. So our systems are not racist. America is not a racist country. Within every society you have bad actors. The Chauvin trial was just a result. What’s happening in Ohio where the police officer had to use deadly force to prevent a young girl from being stabbed to death is a different situation in my view. So, this attack on police and policing… reform the police, yes. Call them all racist, no. America is a work in progress, best place on the planet, and Joe Biden spends a lot of time running the place down. I wish he would stop it.”
So, it’s his opinion that systemic racism doesn’t exist; our institutions and systems are not racist; America isn’t a racist country ( probably never was, even when there was slavery and Jim Crow ), certainly not after a black president was elected; that in every society you have “bad actors” ( in other words, bad apples ); America is the best place on earth ( debatable at most ); asking and/or demanding law enforcement officers be held accountable for their crimes, is akin to “an attack on police and policing”; and Joe Biden spends way too much time criticizing America – something Republicans constantly said Obama did – and he just needs to shut up.
Sources: Fox News, Mediaite.