“We have now to inform the reality in regards to the historical past of racism in our nation”
When asked to respond to South Carolina Republican Tim Scott’s comments that the United States “is not a racist country,” Vice President Kamala Harris agreed, but insisted that the history of racism in the country should be openly addressed.
“No. I don’t think America is a racist country, but we also have to tell the truth about the history of racism in our country and its existence today,” said Harris. “I applaud the President for always having the ability and has the courage to honestly tell the truth about it. “
National Intelligence Services’ assessment that white domestic terrorism “One of the greatest threats to our national security, “said Harris.” It doesn’t help to heal our country, unite as a people, ignore reality and I think the president was brilliant and a real national leader the problem … We want to unite the country, but not without telling the truth and demanding accountability if necessary. “
EXCLUSIVE: Vice President. Kamala Harris says she does not consider the United States a “racist country” but that it is important to “tell the truth” about the role racism has played in the nation’s history. https://t.co/c8o8A4wX4H pic.twitter.com/NVImgMeVjR
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Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, said in his argument against President Joe Biden’s address to Congress last night that “America is not a racist country” and characterized every discrimination he has experienced as an attack by left-wing critics.
“I’m called ‘Uncle Tom’ and the N-word – by progressives, by liberals,” he said. “Believe me, I know firsthand that our healing is not complete.”
He also claimed that universities and corporations have benefited from fueling racial divisions. “From colleges to corporations to our culture, people make money and gain power by pretending we have made no progress at all,” he said.
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