Senator Scott thanks Biden and Harris for agreeing that America is not racist

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Senator Tim Scott has praised President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for agreeing America is “ not a racist country ” after critics attacked Scott with racist remarks about his rebuttal of Biden’s joint speech to Congress.

Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, told CBS ‘ Face the nation Sunday that he stuck to his judgment that America is not racist, despite being arrested 18 times for “driving black.”

“ Thank goodness our president, our vice president and one of the leaders in the Democrat-Democrat caucus in Parliament, Jim Clyburn, have all come forward and said exactly what I’ve been saying for a long time. America is not a racist country, ” said Scott in the interview.

The question is, is there a lasting effect after a few centuries of racism and discrimination in this country? The answer is absolute, ‘he added.

Senator Tim Scott has praised President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for agreeing that America is

Senator Tim Scott has praised President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for agreeing that America is “not a racist country.”

Biden and Harris both agreed last week that all of America is not racist, but were quick to insist that historical injustice and racism should never be forgotten.

Biden and Harris both agreed last week that all of America is not racist, but were quick to insist that historical injustice and racism should never be forgotten.

Scott, who is black, has received furious backlash from the left over his rebuttal to Biden’s speech, with the ‘Uncle Tim’ slur trending on Twitter for hours before the service banned it.

The phrase is a reference to the Uncle Tom character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 abolitionist novel, who has come to be seen as a caricature of a subordinate black slave crawling for the approval of whites.

Also, a Texas Democratic Party leading figure came under fire after being accused of racism for referring to Scott as “ Oreo, ” a reference to the Nabisco snack biscuit used as a derogatory slur for a black man. person perceived as ‘white inside.’

Gary O’Connor, the chairman of the Lamar County Democratic Party, made the comment in a Facebook post that has since been deleted. DailyMail.com has reached out to O’Connor to request comment.

In an interview on Friday, Biden agreed that America is not racist, but said that after years of Jim Crow law, communities of color have been left “ far behind ” in comments about the country’s race struggles, which have been rekindled after George Floyd’s death. and Breonna Taylor.

A leading figure of the Democratic Party in Texas came under fire after being accused of racism for referring to Scott as

A leading figure of the Democratic Party in Texas came under fire after being accused of racism for referring to Scott as ‘an Oreo’

¿Oreo¿ is a reference to the famous sandwich biscuit made by Nabisco.  It consists of two dark colored wafers separated by a white cream filling.  In a racial context, ¿Oreo¿ refers to a black person who is perceived as white

‘Oreo’ is a reference to the famous sandwich biscuit made by Nabisco. It consists of two dark colored wafers separated by a white cream filling. In a racial context, ‘Oreo’ refers to a black person who is seen as white

“No, I don’t think the American people are racist,” Biden said. But, he noted, decades of Jim Crow laws – state and local statutes legalizing racial segregation – had left black Americans behind.

Tim Scott says he’s been stopped 18 times for ‘driving while black’

“I personally understand the pain of being stopped in black 18 times,” Senator Tim Scott said on Sunday.

In 2016, Scott said in a speech on the Senate floor that he had been detained seven times in the past year, claiming that two of the traffic stops were for speeding, but five had no clear justification.

“I’ve been stopped several times in the last three years at the Capitol and on the streets across the country. So I don’t have a conversation about any theory or philosophy,” he added in Sunday’s interview.

“ I think after 400 years, after communities have been left in a position where they are so far behind on education, health and opportunities, I don’t think America is racist, but I think the overhang of all Jim Crow, and for that, slavery has come at a price that we have to deal with, ”he said.

On Thursday, Harris also agreed that America is not a “racist country,” but said the country must “speak the truth” about its history with racism.

In his interview on Sunday, Scott argued that the important question is not whether America as a whole is racist, but how best to address the country’s historical legacy of racial inequality.

“The question we need to debate and fight about is how we solve those problems in the future,” he said.

One side says I’m going to take some to give to others. Fighting bigotry with bigotry is hypocrisy. It just doesn’t work, ”Scott said. “The second – our side, what I’ve suggested, is let’s expand the possibilities and make sure we’re fully equipped for the challenges of the future.”

One of the reasons we’ve fought for and won the highest level of funding for historically black colleges, Republicans leading that fight, is because I understand that if I could level the playing field in education, we’ll see people bloom like we’ve ‘never seen before,’ he continued.

Scott destroyed government programs that only benefit one race, pointing to a recent measure helping black farmers but not white farmers, saying “that doesn’t really work.”

In his rebuttal last week, Scott said, 'Hear me clearly: America is not a racist province'

In his rebuttal last week, Scott said, ‘Hear me clearly: America is not a racist province’

In the interview, Scott also briefly alluded to his own experience of being racially profiled by the police when discussing police reform.

“I personally understand the pain of being stopped in black 18 times,” he said.

In 2016, Scott said in a speech on the Senate floor that he had been detained seven times in the past year, claiming that two of the traffic stops were for speeding, but five had no clear justification.

“I’ve also seen how beautiful it is when police officers go door-to-door with me on Christmas morning delivering gifts to children in the most disadvantaged communities. So I think I balance the conversation, ”Scott said on Sunday.

Scott said he was working with Senate Republicans to reach a compromise with the Democrats on police reform.

A major bottleneck is qualified immunity, which protects civil servants, including police officers, from individual lawsuits when acting in the performance of their duties.

Democrats want to eliminate qualified immunity, which they say is a shield for bad behavior, but Scott indicated that he is looking for a compromise that would make it easier to charge police forces rather than individual agents.

Significant numbers in my party have already told me, we are going where you are going on this issue as long as I can explain my position. And that’s what we’re going to do, ”he said.

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