Although the woke left would likely disagree based on their apparent love for the idea that racism is embedded in the fabric of America, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he believes the United States is the “best place on the planet,” insisting that we are “not a racist country.”
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace asked, “Senator, is there systemic racism in this country in policing and other institutions?”
“No, not in my opinion.” responded Graham. “We just elected a two-term African-American president, the vice president is of African-American-Indian dissent, so our systems are not racists. America is not a racist country.”
The reference to former President Barack Obama being an inconvenience to the left.
“Within every society you have bad actors. The Chauvin trial was just a result,” he explained. “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, call them all racist, no.”
(Video: Fox News)
When asked about the possibility of a bipartisan bill on police reform, the South Carolina senator said he thought it might be possible if the Democrats would leave the protections for police officers from most lawsuits in the case of police violence, known as “qualified immunity.”
“Qualified immunity is a problem. It’s a pretty simple solution: Don’t sue the police officer, sue the department.” said Graham. “If you want to destroy policing in America make sure every cop can be sued when they leave the house.” He expressed concern that a cop would have to worry about losing everything, including their house and car, just because they are a police officer.
He continued, “America is a work in progress but the best place on the planet and Joe Biden spent a lot of time running the place down.”
Graham’s statements were made within days after the guilty verdict was issued in Derek Chauvin’s trial, a Minnesota police officer convicted on second and third degree murder and second-degree manslaughter related to the death of George Floyd.
Many believe ‘systemic racism’ is rooted in Marxist ideology which holds that racism is embedded within all constructs of society and seeks to divide society based on race. One apparent feature of systemic racism is that if you don’t jump on the systemic racism bandwagon, you are likely to be deemed racist.
One Twitter user explained this phenomenon:
Sen. Lindsey Graham says systemic racism doesn’t exist in the United States. This caption from the Business Insider. To deny racism exist is the validation that it does and that the denier participates in its function. Everyone knows that there is not always a fair playing field!
— hangloose63 (@hangloose63) April 25, 2021
Graham received several such criticisms on Twitter where the users implied that because he doesn’t believe in systemic racism, he must be inherently racist:
Lindsey Graham doesn’t believe systemic racism exists, because that’s what racists believe. Have a nice Sunday.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) April 25, 2021
Like most privileged people his age, Lindsey Graham doesn’t believe that systemic racism is embedded within the fabric of the same country that went through 400 years of chattel slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, and mass incarceration…..
What a shocker😑
— 🟢dev DECKER ™️ ✊🏽 (@dev_decker) April 25, 2021
Lindsey Graham says there is no such thing as systemic racism because Barack Obama and Kamala Harris have been president and vice president.
What an absolute fucking idiot.
— Jason Overstreet 🩸🦷🗽 (@JasonOverstreet) April 25, 2021
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