U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina stated that “America is not a racist country” during a sharp rebuttal he delivered in response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress.
Scott, who currently happens to be the only African-America member of the GOP in the Senate, pushed back on Biden’s claim that the greatest threat facing our nation is that of white supremacy.
“Hear me clearly,” Scott stated firmly. “America is not a racist country.”
Scott also said that Republicans have supported policies to reform the criminal justice system and to encourage employment regardless of race.
“Just before COVID, we had the most inclusive economy in my lifetime,” he continued. “The lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians, and a 70 year low nearly for women. Wages were growing faster for the bottom 25% than the top 25%. That happened because Republicans focused on expanding opportunity for all Americans.”
Scott added that he understands the “pain of discrimination” and that he hopes Democrats will not block or ignore efforts to pass police reform legislation.
Scott also touched on the coronavirus, school closures, and the push to add new justices to the Supreme Court.
Scott is right on the money. There’s no systemic racism in this country. That doesn’t mean racism does not exist at all in our society. We all know that’s not true. Plenty of it does exist on an individual level.
However, our institutions are not inherently racist, contrary to what radical leftists spewing critical race theory tend to say.
This narrative is designed to keep us divided and to pit Americans against their neighbors.