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America isn’t racist

“America isn’t racist”, Monterey Herald – May 26, 2021

Is President Biden a racist?  That is a good question. Near the end of Derek Chauvin’s trial Biden implied that America was guilty of “systemic racism.” That suggests that most Americans are racists.

But, wait a moment. Most Americans support the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Who tried to stop it?  It was a slew of Democratic Party Senators. They engaged in the longest coordinated filibuster on record to prevent racial equality. One of the most outspoken filibustering senators was Sen. Robert Byrd, a past organizer for the KKK. And guess who called Byrd his mentor? Joe Biden.

Well, that did not help Biden’s racial record. He may feel that most Americans are racists, but such outrageous accusations are unfounded. Americans have shown overwhelming support for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s colorblind axiom that people should “not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Biden may well be a racist, but most Americans are not. He should speak for himself, and not for the American public. If Biden wants to practice systemic racism, that is his business; but otherwise he should keep his crazy racial theories to himself.

–Lawrence Samuels, Carmel