Pollak: Tim Scott Won the Debate over Whether America Is Racist

Pollak: Tim Scott Won the Debate over Whether America Is Racist


On Wednesday night, in his first address to Congress, President Joe Biden repeated his claim that the United States of America, the country he was elected to lead, is guilty of “systemic racism.”

He said it twice, for emphasis.

A few minutes later, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) delivered the official Republican response. “Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country.”

It was a powerful statement — and the left hated it, twisting his words to claim that Scott had said there is no racism in America.

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The opposite was true: Scott specifically talked about his own experiences of racism — including racism from people on the left who would not tolerate a black conservative.

But he declared that our flaws do not determine who we are: “Original sin is never the end of the story. Not in our souls, and not for our nation. The real

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